Argument: Animal experimentation important to bacterial infection treatment
Bacterial infections are extremely common and affect most people many times during their lives. Although once deadly or disabling, today most are readily treatable with antibiotics.
The effectiveness of penicillin and other antibiotics as treatments for bacterial infections was established through research using mice and other rodents. Scientists continue to use animals to determine what antibiotics are effective against specific organisms, their toxicity, and their potential side effects."