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Gabe1e
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debatingequality
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Animal research is very beneficial and not that bad

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Started: 11/24/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Gabe1e

Pro

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I am for animal research being beneficial and not that bad, Con must prove it is not beneficial and bad.
debatingequality

Con

I accept your debate and look forward to your response.
Debate Round No. 1
Gabe1e

Pro

Thank you for accepting, Con. Glad to see a worthy opponent, should be a good debate!

Cures developed from animal research

Animal research can/has led to life saving cures! Because we have tested on animals, we now know more about the Malaria lifecycle due to research on pigeons. Not to mention tuberculosis from sheep and cows, Typhus from rats and other rodents, function of neurons from cats and dogs, treatment of haemophilia (cat), penicillin (mouse), open heart surgery (dog), lithium (rat, guinea pig), treatment for leprosy (armadillo), organ transplantations (dog, sheep, cow, pig), laproscopic surgical techniques (pig), and a drug for AIDS treatment (monkey). Not to mention a vaccine for one of the most wide known diseases, small pox! (cow) [1]

Benefits for humans

Animals have also improved a longer lifespan, and larger healthcare for humans, creating many types of medicines ranging from Luekemia to rabies! This can keep us safe from diseases that we do not want. Research has also developed anti-biotics to blood transmissions. It has also helped us with organ transplants, bypass surgery, and joint replacement. These can keep us alive if we need a organ or if we need a joint/surgery. [2]


Animal research by the numbers

Here are just some facts about what animal research has done/been involved in. [3]

- 92% of scientists polled in a Nature survey agreed that animal research is essential to the advancement of biomedical science.
- 85% of the Nobel Prizes awarded in Physiology or Medicine have been dependent on research with animals.
- Over 99% of animals used in research are specifically bred for research, so we aren't really harming the environment, keeping most animals alive.

Animals that are in research

- Approximately 95% of all animal research is conducted on mice, rats, and fish.Other species are used only when necessary. [3]

Mice, rats, and fish are not threatened by this at all. As a matter of fact, look at all the rat species! (http://en.wikipedia.org...)
Mice aren't threatened by this either, they have many species as well. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)
And fish, with over 32,000 species, aren't threatened at all. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)

So as you can see, we do not test on animals that are threatened, so the environment is not affected! We can spare a few rats, mice, and fish because they are so vast in species.

Con, you're up! I look forward to your rebut and arguments!

Cites:

[1]- http://www.pro-test.org.uk...

[2]- http://www.pro-test.org.uk...

[3]- http://speakingofresearch.com...




debatingequality

Con

debatingequality forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Gabe1e

Pro

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debatingequality

Con

debatingequality forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Gabe1e

Pro

Again,

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debatingequality

Con

debatingequality forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Gabe1e 2 years ago
Gabe1e
Okay. It's fine.
Posted by debatingequality 2 years ago
debatingequality
Sorry Gabe1e. I thought I wanted to do this debate but I've debated this topic many times. And it's turkey week so I'm not in the mood to debate. Sorry. Maybe next time! :)
Posted by IvenMartin 2 years ago
IvenMartin
Ethics would be a big consideration. Medicine/experiment pros and cons. Existing controversy, research and advancements/ breakthroughs, et cetera. I will gladly watch and place my vote at the end. Good luck to the both of you.
Posted by debatingequality 2 years ago
debatingequality
What do you mean?
Posted by IvenMartin 2 years ago
IvenMartin
You have a full plate to consider.
Posted by IvenMartin 2 years ago
IvenMartin
Interesting subject.
Posted by Gabe1e 2 years ago
Gabe1e
Should be a good one!
Posted by debatingequality 2 years ago
debatingequality
You have a debate! :)
Posted by Gabe1e 2 years ago
Gabe1e
Such as tests and experiments on animals that include testing medicines, safety of some products, etc.
Posted by debatingequality 2 years ago
debatingequality
Can you be more specific with "Animal research?"
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lannan13
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