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  • Yes, regrettably some animal testing is necessary for the safety of consumer products.

    The use of animals in research and product testing is necessary for the development and advancement in areas such as genetics, developmental biology, drug and toxicology testing. Animal testing is conduct by various agencies such as universities, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, farms, and defense establishments; as well as by commercial companies that offer animal-testing services to industry.

    It's agreed that in some instances animal testing is over used, but in reality it is a necessity.

  • Yes, it serves purposes for testing.

    Although animal testing may be distasteful to people, it does some good in developing products that may be of benefit to humans. Without animal testing it would be hard to learn of the effectiveness and possible harmful side effects of new items intended for the marketplace. We do still need animal testing.

  • Yes, it is.

    Animal testing is necessary, but unfortunate. The testing of animals helps us determine new ways to help other animals, and continue to help humans. It would be nice to find a new way to test things, but unrealistic at this time. At the very least they should find a way to keep from doing the cruel and hurtful animal tests, or make their living as well off as possible.

  • No other alternative

    Animal testing is only used for when there is no other available alternative . All other routes have to be exhausted before animal trails are attempted and animal trails lead to treatments for real human suffering. It's not ideal but I know that if I was sick or any of my family were sick , I'd want a treatment , whatever the cost

  • Yes of course.

    This has been one of the most frequently asked questions on opinion website such as debate.Org. Some may think that there is an easy answer to this. However, this is not as easy as many of us think it is.

    Well, firstly let's analyse the result of the poll done by Debate.Org. 74% says that animal testing isn't necessary(NO), while 26% thinks otherwise(YES). We are able to conclude from this that majority of the people feel that this is animal cruelty. However, not everyone who voted for (NO) mentioned about animal cruelty. They instead mentioned about alternative solutions which might produce much more accurate results such as human-based micro dosing, human-patient simulators, in vitro technology, and well developed computer modeling.These methods are cheaper, faster, and more accurate than animal testing. On the other hand, there are some studies showing that only Less than 2% of illnesses found in humans are also found in animals. This means that animal testing is not really needed.


    On the other hand, people who said (YES) have their own opinion. Although animal testing may be distasteful to people, it does some good in developing products that may be of benefit to humans. Without animal testing it would be hard to learn of the effectiveness and possible harmful side effects of new items intended for the marketplace. We do still need animal testing. Animal testing for medical purposes are only used when there is no other alternative. All other routes have to be exhausted before animal trials are attempted and animal trials lead to treatments for real human suffering. Its not ideal but I know that if I was ill or any of my family were ill, I'd want a treatment, whatever the cost.

    In conclusion, I feel that animal testing is necessary,as it is the last choice and even people who hates it have to use it in the end as other methods do not work.

  • Do you want more effective medicine?

    Cruel? Yes. Sad? Yes. Necessary? Yes!
    I personally love all animals and insects (so much so that I'm a vegan), I have breeding rats, breeding mice, 3 snakes, 2 lizards, 2 cats, 2 dogs, a Tarantula, a colony of cockroaches, a colony of mealworms, and 2 parrots. I love them all very much (except for the feeder insects, they tend to not like human interaction.) I have and will continue to provide some happy, healthy and friendly rats and mice to my local college, knowing full well that they will likely be euthanized after an experiment.
    People have been testing on animals well before the Ancient Greeks and will continue to do so until we have a viable, and humane, solution. Until then, are you content with the medicine industry?

  • Without animal testing hundreds of thousands of people would be harmed and many revolutionizing products would be lost with no further develpment

    Think about it this way, if have a child who is allergic to peanuts in a classroom and one of their friends brings in a treat for a special day and the kid doesn't know what is in it. What do you do just let the kid eat it without knowing whether or not their are peanuts in it or do you have another child with no food allergies test it first. This it how animal testing works since there is such a surplus of animals if one or 2 get slightly injured due to testing to help hundreds of humans stay alive and prosper it makes sense. Although this is one way of seeing it I also understand that all animals deserve a certain amount of rights and even though some of this death can't be avoided to further the human race we could probably do with less of it.

  • Yes it is necessary

    Because you is buying an animal and then they haven't been to the vet to get a checkup or any type of shots. That animal could have some type of condition, like disease, infections,bacteria, what they can't get rid of.
    And when you buy the animal , the animal may not live for long.

  • Animal testing required!

    Animal testing is necessary because day by day the scientific progression is observed.To develop better drugs,medicines they are needed to be tested.It won't be humane to test on humans.So animals are used.However,if we test them on animals which are rare,it creates problems.So some specific animals are used.
    In commercial tests,various products are tested,like shampoos,soaps,etc.We can't use them on humans,because it is developed for human use.If it may harm the humans then it will be banned and the developer would be in trouble.So animals are used for this purpose.
    Last but not the least,we should accept that animal sacrifice is required for betterment of human society.

  • Animal Testing is necessary

    Animal testing is necessary because the only way for scientific progression is testing. Whether is be on living organisms or machines, both are for human progression in technology. Another way to look at it is that we are not testing on our own species. One can not argue it is in humane as it is on lesser species. On this world there is a animal web. The strongest live on, and the weak die. As humans are the strongest and most developed we have lived on. Throughout the history of Earth, species have killed eachother to extinction, why is this any different than that. One may argue that we are much more intelligent, meaning that we don't need to kill or test on other species. Yet, if these tests help improve our species, and aid in progression for science then it is worth it.

  • Don't hurt animals

    It's not necessary because you could harm and/or kill the animals with the chemicals. Animals are made for our happiness and for food but killing them and unjust to them they have no say in what they can and can't do. How do you think animals feel about it. Huh?

  • It is not

    Testing on animals has become an unnecessary act thanks to scientists who have developed more humane, modern, yet still effective non-animal research methods. These methods include human-based micro dosing, human-patient simulators, in vitro technology, and well developed computer modeling. These methods are cheaper, faster, and more accurate than animal testing and most importantly save the lives of many innocent animals, which would otherwise be tortured to death.
    Although people may argue that animal testing is necessary in order to make safe, useful products, this isn’t particularly true. Animals, especially healthy ones, will react differently to chemicals and drugs than sick humans.

  • Wrong, Cruel and Unnecessary

    Animal testing is not necessary and is a barbaric practice. These animals are sensitive and thinking beings and suffer just as humans. These cruel experiments are morally wrong. Innocent animals should not have to suffer and give up their lives for human greed and/or bad decisions. Animal cruelty must stop!

  • Animal Testing is CRUEL

    It is not necessary to use animals to test our products. Millions of animals are killed each year, not even including rodents. Apparently rodents can feel pain, and are livivg creatures, but aren't considered as "real" animals. If you don't care about mice or rats, they are not the only animals being tested on. There are hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats, rabbits, bears, and who knows what DYING for our cosmetics and medicine. DOGS! Imagine your beloved pet dog (if you have one) being force fed large amounts of drugs each day, nonstop, and "observe" the symptoms, like rashes or even death!

  • Animals shouldn't be put through this kind of pain.

    Animal testing isn't necessary! There must be an alternative method. It's not fair to all the animals that are being put through these cruel and painful tests. Its inhumane. Hurting these animals to benefit ourselves is selfish. No animal should be put through these tests no matter what the cause.

  • No no no

    Animal product testing is unnecessay because animals are not the same as humans frim anatomy phisiology and metabolism. Wich means most side effects from animals are not the same as humans. We now have technology to view the oitential side effects to humans. Pluss the animals dont deserve to be tested on harmful chemicals. In germany one year 58,000 people died from animal tests that were unreliable.You pick what is equideble

  • No, I don't think so

    No, I don't think animal testing is necessary. This is the 21st century and surely we have developed better and safer testing than that on animals. I don't see any benefit in running tests on animals. It's cruel and harsh and should not be accepted. Animal testing simply isn't necessary.

  • Animal testing should not be allowed.

    Animal testing should not be allowed. It is cruel and harmful to the animals. There must be another way for humans to stay healthy. We shouldn't have to test animals to find cures. Less than 2% of illnesses found in humans are also found in animals. Animal rights are just as important as ours. Why should they have to be put through pain and misery just to help us?

  • Wrong, Cruel and Unnecessary

    There must be another way to test products than by mutilating innocent animals. The cruelty to these animals is morally wrong. They are thinking, feeling, and sensitive creatures just as humans and these cruel experiments are wrong and must end. These innocent animals do not deserve to suffer and give up their lives for our bad decisions and/or greed.

  • Animals can't speak for themselves so we torture them?

    By now somebody must have come up with some other way to test these types of products without being cruel to poor, innocent animals. I personally can't believe that some type of law hasn't been put in place yet. Its absolutely ridiculous that humans think we're better than animals so we can do whatever we like to them. I hope that the people who think this is even the slightest bit okay to do feel horrible about the way they think.


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