Animal testing does more good than harm
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I'm not one of those crazy animal activists, but I can say that if we want to advance our technology or products, testing on animals isn't the way to go.
This is a clean debate, 1st and 2nd round for laying out arguments and the 3rd for refutations and ending arguments. I realize that this is a hard topic to argue, but be advised that I have many arguments and refutations to any argument.
I believe that animal testing should continue on the grounds that it's easier to test chemical compounds and whatnot on a living thing. Because I care about my fellow man more than I care about some animal, I'd rather the the guys testing the animal discover the nasty side-effects and have them dealt with than have the guy develop the side-effects and suffer for it under the same people.
Oh and thank you for clearing away that "personal" or sentimental part of this debate because I wasn't going to go much on about animal rights and whatnot. However, I'd like to give the voters this:
Correct science is the most humane and safe. Correct science is science used for good and not on those who don't have the ability to say what's right or not. We cannot keep on experimenting on animals that are taken away without notice, to be used for study, or for something that does not benefit their species. How far are we willing to take animal testing as to taking away the whole animal race for our cruel and incorrect tests.
(Note: I'm not those crazy animal activists whose working Peta or some crazy organization like that.)
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In short, animals are highly expendable and do not even factor into the equation, unless they are in limited supply. Using them as a barrier helps identify side-effects and whatnot before moving over to political prisoner testing, then dissemination into the general public. It may not be reliable, but it's better than nothing.
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Guys, don't ding him for conduct, if you vote.
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