The Instigator
baileyhusty
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
greatbigworld
Con (against)
Winning
4 Points

Should Animal Testing Be illegal?

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 1 vote the winner is...
greatbigworld
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/26/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 620 times Debate No: 49989
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (1)
Votes (1)

 

baileyhusty

Pro

Yes! Animal testing is cruel and harsh! I know we need it but did you know over 1,000 animals a year die while being tested! Why should animals be torchered just so we can test a little product. Besides the product is not for animals so why are we testing it on them! If it's for humans then test it on humans. Say yes to making animal testing illegal!
greatbigworld

Con

First of all you want illegal testing your on pro side. You should get permission to test animals
Debate Round No. 1
baileyhusty

Pro

baileyhusty forfeited this round.
greatbigworld

Con

Many experimental compounds are too uncertain to be legally tested on humans, and while many would say it's unethical to test these compounds on animals, these people also have to acknowledge that without animal testing we might not have many medicines we have today. Penicillin might never have been mass-produced without initial testing on mice, and many vaccines have their origin in mouse research. There are alternatives to animal testing, such as computer modeling. However, says Trull, "people in the research community will be the first to tell you they still don't know enough about how the complex living organism works in order to duplicate it."

Until we can make computerized humans, the most viable alternative to animal testing will be humans themselves, and anyone who wants all medical tests done on people should be prepared either to risk his or her life for others' health, or to accept that many disease that plague us today will not be cured. Is it ethical to value a mouse's life less than a human's? Not necessarily, but it's a tendency we all have, especially when our loved ones are sick and need treatment.

That said, much animal testing (one source claims 94%) is done for cosmetic and not medical purposes. According to Scientific American, the Draize Test, in which "rabbits are placed in restraining stocks and their eyelids are held open with clips-in some cases for days at a time-to keep them from blinking away the test solutions," is still in use by some companies. The rabbits are usually killed after experimentation. Animal-rights campaigns have reduced the popularity of this scary Clockwork-Orange-style test, but it seems reasonable to ask that no cosmetic testing be done on animals, especially now that "considerable information has already been yielded and recorded from past testing." It's one thing to kill a mouse to save a human " it's another to blind a rabbit with lipstick.
Debate Round No. 2
baileyhusty

Pro

Well whatever, it shou;ld be illegal!
greatbigworld

Con

you have barely argued. it shouldn't be illegal.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Tiger5573 2 years ago
Tiger5573
Why test animals? Their bodies react in a different way than our does. This is why most products we get don't work as well as we planned. They are kept in cages too small, starved and killed because we "need" this stuff. They are killed because we are greedy and want more and more unnecessary stuff. We need to test on humans if we need stuff. Some people would be willing to donate themselves for science, i bet. Why force animals against there will?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
baileyhustygreatbigworldTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:04 
Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit, and no contest. Unless you consider "Well whatever, it shou;ld be illegal!" to be a real argument with rebuttals.