Animal testing is morally acceptable.
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Animal testing - Animal testing is the use of non-human animals in scientific experimentation.
Morally acceptable - An action considered right or ethical.
*NOTE- When I say animals during this debate, I am referring to non-human animals.
1) Humans have always eaten and exploited animals.
-Ever since humans (homo sapiens) have walked the Earth, we have been exploiting animals for personal gain. Hunting and farming both involve exploitations of animals and we have been doing these things forever. Since exploitation of animals is in our DNA, animal testing is morally acceptable.
2) Animals have no rights.
-Rights are something created by humans, not animals. Reason and free will is essential to rights. Animals do not have reason and free will. Therefore, they have no rights.
3) It is more humane to perform tests on animals than humans.
-Since humans have rights and animals do not, it is a clear choice to test animals rather than humans.
4) Animals harm each other anyway. Animal testing is part of nature.
-Humans are essentially animal. So, for an animal such as a human to do harm to another animal is simply nature.
5) Animal testing benefits other animals.
-Take veterinary medicine for example. One cat may die from animal testing, but s/he may save many more cats from death from the knowledge gained through the cat's testing. Since one cat's life is much less important than many cat's lives, animal testing is morally acceptable.
6) Animal testing is useful.
"Animal research has played a vital role in virtually every major medical advance of the last century, for both human and animal health."
~The Foundation for Biomedical Research
"Animal experimentation has been essential to the development of all cardiac surgery, transplantation surgery, joint replacement and all vaccinations"
~Joseph E. Murray, MD, 1990 Nobel Laureate and professor emeritus, Harvard Medical School
7) Animal testing reduces human suffering.
-Since a limited number of animals suffer, and a massive number of humans are saved from death from the groundbreaking research and medicine, animal testing is morally acceptable.
I will stop for now and let my opponent present their side.
Rhia forfeited this round.
In the meantime... LOOK AT THAT HORSE (See YouTube Video)
Rhia forfeited this round.
So, vote Pro.
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