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denne12
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socialpinko
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should animals be used for scientific research

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socialpinko
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/14/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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denne12

Pro

Because it is not possible to develop drugs or perform many different sorts of important scientific investigation without animal research. You wouldn't test on humans so the next best thing is animals, and i only think it alright to test on rats not endangered species.
socialpinko

Con

Pro has not upheld his BoP. His various contentions are merely conjecture. Let's take a look at them one by one.


- "it is not possible to develop drugs or perform many different sorts of important scientific investigation without animal research"

First, Pro doesn't go into detail on what exactly these types of scientific investigation even are. Is he referring to testing hair products or cancer drugs, we don't know. Secondly, since Pro has been so incredibly vague on the nature of scientific research which he is referring to, he has in no way actually backed up those assertions.


- "You wouldn't test on humans so the next best thing is animals"

This is also unsupported. Why can't we test on humans? On the contrary, it would seem to be a better idea since (a) humans would seem prima facie more comparable to other humans in determining the result of experimentation and (b) humans can actually give their consent, freeing one of the various ethical dilemmas brought on b forced testing on animals.
Debate Round No. 1
denne12

Pro

denne12 forfeited this round.
socialpinko

Con

This is the second time this has happened to me, someone instigating a challenge with a short response period and then going offline. It's honestly annoying since these kinds of debates have potential. Extend refutation.
Debate Round No. 2
denne12

Pro

denne12 forfeited this round.
socialpinko

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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