Did you sign Stop Vivisection petition?
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So I was first brought here because of my religion arguing issues, but then as a active fighter for animal rights was thrilled to see some topics about that here too.
I am new here, so first, greetings to all.
Okay, now to the 'thing'
I'm sure you have talked about it on debate.org, about the campaign called STOP VIVISECTION, where us, activists were trying to reach 1.000.000 signs to stop animal testing. We were collecting signs here on the following link:
So I wanna know,
have you signed it?
if not, why not?
If you haven't seen the petition, would you signed it, if yes/not, why?
Thank you for your answers! ;) xoxo, Mrs. Artpop.
"The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals, especially for the purpose of scientific research." (1)
I will be arguing in favor of the use of animals for medicinal and scientific research.
Good luck, and may the best man win.
And afterall, it's even called bad science. The Food and Drug Administration reports that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans AND, scientists have developed humane, modern, and effective non-animal research methods, including human-based microdosing, in vitro technology, human-patient simulators, and sophisticated computer modeling, that are cheaper, faster, and more accurate than animal tests.
Why should we still do that ? We're in the 21th century for God's sake.
I will begin with refutations.
COMPUTER ANIMAL TESTING
The development of alternatives to animal testing is encouraging and, if viable, would offer an excellent replacement for experiments on creatures. However, at this point in time, these solutions are in very early stages and cannot even begin to capture the intricacies of so much as a single cell. (1) With that said, given the inaccuracy and instability of these alternatives at the moment, that leaves very few options. These include not testing medicine, not creating medicine, or simply testing it on humans without preliminary examination. All of these are inadequate, and until superior technology is developed, animal testing remains the ideal option.
BENEFITS OF ANIMAL TESTING
Animal testing, hence its name, has given rise to an incredible amount of cures for previously "un-curable" ailments. These include: (2)
The list goes on, including many types of transplants and transfusions, including heart transfusion. (3) Additionally, hundreds of animal medicines and therapies have been discovered through tests on the very animal benefiting.
Similarity of Animals and Humans
Despite the opposition's massive exploitation of the difference between humans and animals, they are in reality very similar. Monkeys, for example, our closest relative, shares 99% of the genes with humans. This number of other, seemingly unrelated animals, are equally impressive, with most rodents sharing more than 50% of their genes with humans.
INFERIORITY OF ANIMALS
This point is commonly brought up among animal-rights activists, and that is the idea that animals have equal, or a least some, right to live compared to the humans to which the animal's suffering might benefit. There are two reasons why animals are far inferior on a moral level.
1. Inability to think ahead. Humans are planners, for both the near and far future, and can not only imagine, but eagerly anticipate, future events and activities. Animals do not, and simply work off instinct, making their immediate loss far less tragic.
2. No fear of death. Animals, again unlike humans, cannot visualize or understand their passing. They have no ability to fear their eventual destruction, nor expect anything like it beyond vague instinct.
I'll begin with this. I look forward to my opponent's next entry.
I just do not support cruel VIVISECTION, and what they do to animals because of cosmetics.
Some big companys, such as AVON COSMETICS, who are very successful, don't do animal testing.
That's all I am saying. I hope you agree on me with that one.
Animals are really hurting.
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