I look forward to debating with you. Animals are generally treated well and humanely during experimentation (Animal Welfare Act of 1966). I question your opinion argument "If we use animals for experimentation, then they will all die". How would that happen exactly? We are humans and we are at the top of the food chain so that makes us de facto superior. We wish to sustain ourselves and for that to happen we need to dominate the other animal species, but we should be humane about it as well.
Here are just a few reasons why I am against animal testing:
Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year.Even animals that are protected under the AWA can be abused and tortured. And the law does not require the use of valid alternatives to animals, even if they are available. In tests of potential carcinogens, subjects are given a substance every day for two years. Others tests involve killing pregnant animals and testing their fetuses.
Here are a few reasons why I am for animal testing:
Without animal testing medical science today would not exist. Artificial insulin, vaccines, tetanus, antibiotics, organ transplantation, AIDS treatments, and cardiac pacemakers all would not exist among other advancements. We would still be stuck in medicine dating back to before the 19th century before animal testing became more standard. Imagine a world without modern medicine! Viable alternatives for most medical experiments do not exist.
I have to admit that even though I am against animal testing, you have proven a very strong point. Animal testing is mainly the reason for all of the modern medical vaccines and such that we have today. Although, I believe that testing on animals for those reasons may be alright, I think it is just wrong to use them to test cosmetics (even if I am a girl). I hate putting animals through that sort of torture just so that supermodels can make themselves look 'pretty'. Thank you.
Thank you for acknowledging my argument. Animals in cosmetics research is used to prove the cosmetic products are safe for consumers. There are viable alternatives to animal testing when developing cosmetics even though the United States is largely behind in adopting them. The European Union has already banned animal testing with cosmetics and the UK has made significant progress. With America's strict consumer safety laws it is unlikely that we will adopt alternatives in the near future.