The Instigator
Lee001
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Hug_Plz
Con (against)
Winning
10 Points

Animal testing should be banned.

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Hug_Plz
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/6/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (4)

 

Lee001

Pro

I would ban animal testing.
Hug_Plz

Con

I agree that some animal testing is wrong, but doing test on animals for medicine helps humanity a great deal.
Debate Round No. 1
Lee001

Pro

The results obtained from animal testing are used to check whether a particular medicine or cosmetic product would have any side-effects on human beings. The body systems of animals are different from those of human beings. Aspirin is widely used for the treatment of fever, pain, inflammation, etc. in human beings. However, this very medicine proves to be toxic for mice. Most experiments are conducted on animals which cannot be a reliable source for predicting results on human beings.
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Not only the effects but its very costly to upkeep these animals. There are many other methods you could use.
Animals have hyeart beats just like us, why make them suffer?
Hug_Plz

Con

I actually plan on going into the medical field and tho i haven't started it yet, i have had to write numerous research papers in order to get accepted. Most every day medicine that has been used has tested on animals like flue shots, to diabetic medicine. Plus things like cosmetic test are completely overblown, the reality is that very little cosmetic test are actually done on animals.
Debate Round No. 2
Lee001

Pro

All suffering is undesirable, whether it be in humans or animals. Discriminating against animals because they do not have the cognitive ability, language, or moral judgment that humans do is no more justifiable than discriminating against human beings with severe mental impairments.
There are many prisoners set for the death penalty, why not use them?
Hug_Plz

Con

Because of animal testing, mostly ones done on mice the survival rates of cancer patients have increased. Nearly every Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine since the early 1900's has relied on animal data for their research. Modern anaesthetics, the tetanus vaccine, penicillin and insulin all relied on animal research in their development. Modern surgical techniques including hip replacement surgery, kidney transplants, heart transplants and blood transfusions were all perfected in animals. Animal testing has also benefited the animals as well. All veterinary research has relied on the use of animal research. Animals suffer from similar diseases to humans including cancers, TB, flu and asthma. The point is that because of animal testing, our medicine has advanced greatly, ant tho some my argue mice our nothing like humans so why should testing on them benefit us, the truth is we share 95% of our genes with a mouse, making them an effective model for the human body.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
same for you, thanks!
Posted by Hug_Plz 2 years ago
Hug_Plz
good debate
Posted by Lee001 2 years ago
Lee001
Yes.
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Even animal testing for medicine?
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Vote Placed by JayConar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Lee actually used a source, which was nice. However, the argument of Lee, that all suffering is undesirable, was destroyed when she then suggested that those waiting for the death penalty should be used instead. This is a contradiction to her supposed belief that all suffering is undesirable. Con also made a good point about veterinary animal testing. In reality, this would've been a better and more even debate if there had been more rounds to it.
Vote Placed by TK57 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con was more logical
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Reasons for voting decision: Con you needed to make that argument in round 1 or 2 to win. Neither side provided good arguments, more needed to be seen from both sides. Conclusions need premises. All I saw was blind assertions. Con needs to use citations when facts are being thrown out such as "cosmetic tests are overblown".
Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: arguments tied because animal suffering and saving of human lives feel like they clash together equally to me. Pro only one to use sources so sources to him.