Medical research using animal testing has contributed to many important treatments and cures for humans. Few people are interested in harming animals, but this practice seems preferable to using ourselves as test subjects. However, this practice meets with strong and rational opposition from animal rights groups and others. This volume presents important questions and provides divergent viewpoints on the ethics of testing on animals and whether there are viable alternatives. Collected viewpoints explore the reasons that companies and researchers use animals to test their products and treatments, the harm and benefits of animal testing, and options for animal-free tests. This essential addition to your collection will help your readers form intelligent opinions on this controversial topic.