Animal testing is justified because it saves human lives. Are monkeys going to bring us better medicines! No! Therefore human lives should be saved because we are more important to society.Testing on animals is better than testing on humans and it will save human lives. Animal testing is necessary to cure diseases.
Humans have families and things to care for but most animals don't, humans have entire lives to live and animals like rats and bunnies are probably going to end up dead anyway, so why not benefit from those deaths and maybe save human lives. But we shouldn't exaggerate it, if it can be avoided, we should avoid it
If a life-threatening disease is brought into the human society, why hurt another human to help control the suffering of the other? That wastes a scientist's, and the tested human's, time on planet Earth. Most test animals are over-populated, anyway. Also, concerning animals such as mice and rats, the disease injected into them controls their bodies faster, therefore lessening the time a researcher has to spend checking their future behavior.
Even I don't completely agree with animal testing..... Yet it still is a necessity simply due to lack of viable & reliable alternatives. Things like tissue culture & computer simulations sound good, not too sure about their long term results though. I believe for the near future... Animal testing is a necessary evil
In 1796, Edward Jenner, an English doctor, carried out an experiment on a 8 year old farmer's boy, against Smallpox. He vaccinated the boy with cowpox, and this cured the boy. If Edward Jenner had not experimented on an 8 year old boy, there to this day, would not be a vaccination against Smallpox, and we could all still be suffering and dying from it, and now, scientists cant even experiment on animals without a protest, who ridiculous.
I would value any form of human life more valuable compared to any form of non-human life. How can animals have any rights if they cannot claim their own rights? I assume that is why the animals have you to claim it for them, but did they somehow let you work as their deputy? I don't think so.
It is nature's law that one life depends on the other life. Eating vegetables is also taking lives of some plants. But we cannot live without eating. So,killing of one animal can save more than ten lives then it is morally right.But killing of animals for wrong purpose like to show someone is greater than other then it is morally wrong.
In order for mankind to prosper as a race, I believe its fine to test on animals. They have no say in what happens to them and this might sound ignorant but we need to help each other survive and fight disease. If animals could talk then I believe that they should have a say in what happens to them. Until then we should be allowed to humanely test on them and use them to help us fight disease.
When something is for the greater good of humanity the end does justify the means. Experimenting on animals is an acceptable price to pay if it may lead to a drug that can cure a disease. This will improve the overall health of humans. If there were any other legal and accurate way to determine the outcome of drugs on people, then scientists would have used it instead of experimenting on animals as they are not stupid and naive.
Humans > Animals.
If a new product comes out, would you want it to be tested on you or your pet rat? That is the situation asked of us with questions such as this. My belief is that we have coddled these animals out of their natural state, and that these animals are taking resources that could easily be used by humanity. That being said, I don't mind animal testing. It's certainly a lot more humane than testing on people.
At any given point in time, new drugs are being developed that could treat or cure diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS. New drugs are often tested on animals, before being given to humans. This is to ensure a baseline level of safety. This way, we can find out important facts, such as how much of the drug can be given before it is toxic, and if it has any fatal side effects. The alternative is testing the drugs' safety by giving the drugs straight to sick people. If this were the case, then new drugs would never be developed.
As long as animals don't suffer needlessly and it's in the name of science to increase human knowledge and to benefit humanity as a whole, it's morally justifiable. As unpopular as it sounds, the human species has become the dominant species on Earth. All life forms on the planet answer to humanity, and they are subject to humanity as well. To perform tests on a human would be worse than an organism of another species.
I most certainly am not an advocate of animal cruelty or even animal testing. However, I do believe that animal testing is a safer alternative to human testing for crucial and important research on a variety of things. Where I think it is most justified is in research on medical purposes, when we are attempting to alleviate the world of the suffering brought on by diseases, illnesses, and disabilities. I do not believe that we should be using animal testing for things like cosmetics or other ridiculous and unimportant items.
It is morally justifiable to perform tests on animals, because any drugs or vaccines that we develop will benefit society as a whole. We have a lot of diseases that we not have a cure for including Aids, cancer, along with a lot of diseases that affect us when we get older. We haven't even found a cure for the common cold yet!
Animal testing with methods that minimize suffering and produce great benefit to humans is justifiable, especially if the harm to animals is minimal and the animals are not particularly intelligent or sensitive.
Animal testing is too often used in some industries, like in the testing of cosmetics, but if can be useful in the medical field. If the only way to find a cure for diseases that kill humans is to do the testing on animals, then I agree with it. But, if there are other methods of testing that do not involve harming animals, even if they are more expensive, I think it is more morally responsible to leave animals out of the process. I think in many cases there are human who would try out the experimental medicine and we know enough about most treatments by now to be able to leave animal testing out of the process.
Testing animals is morally acceptable because of the human suffering it can help to alleviate. By using test animals, scientists have been able to find results that give more knowledge to medical professionals to use in the treatment of serious diseases in humans. Some of the results from animal testing have helped to reduce death rates from certain conditions in humans. Certainly, all test animals should be treated humanely, but I believe it is for the benefit of mankind to continue to do this type of testing.
If the use of animal testing will eliminate just one human's suffering than it is worthwhile. If animal testing was abolished than many helpful medications and food additives would never be discovered or employed by humans because we would not know they were safe. The only drawbacks to animal testing is the possibility of harm done to the animal. I believe that this is a small price to pay to prevent the suffering of countless human beings.
There's is absolutely no reason to be killing animals for use of humans. They are living creatures as us! We are in the same standard; living creatures on this earth. Almost ALL endangered animals had died out because of any human error. Turn tables? Imagine that we are the animals. What would YOU feel if THEY humans are using us for their good? Animals have feelings as we all do!!! Humans are such parasitic creatures. We should NOT be self-centered and only thinking about us, but also consider how animals feel. If that particular creature is your beloved pet and one day it died, how would you feel for them?
Animal testing would be an extremely inhuman thing to do. They have rights too, that cant be violated. They can feel too. They are living creatures too, like us!
Imagine if they were in our position and we on theirs, and they then used us for testing their products and caused us pain. How would one feel? Really good, i suppose?
It is by no way justified that they go through suffering and pain just for the sake of humans. This is not justified. SO NOT JUSTIFIED!
Humans are raised as speciesists and barely know the meaning of the word. We put ourselves over other species, and expect animals to serve us. It is an uncomfortable feeling knowing that we are the rulers of the world, yet scientists do not look into the eyes of the rat they are forcefully, psychologically manipulating. Or burning. Or beating. Or isolating. Or overdosing. All for the benefit of humans.
I think it's so wrong it's stupid. Animals can react differently from humans to a certain product, this is morally wrong. People who do this have no heart. Metaphorically of course. Why can't they use skins patches or clone human skin cells, may be more money involved but it's better. I've research the evidence and came to a conclusion this is just so wrong. Animals have feelings to, I've seen pictures of them being injected, strained in chains and pinned to a wall. It's horrible. Humans wouldn't like it if you did this to them, you wouldn't. You'd feel guilty. So tell me, why don't you feel guilty when you do this to animals. This is something I feel very strongly about and am protesting for it to stop. So please, join me in the campaign to stop this horrible thing that is happening near you. It's killing animals, an agonising death. Would you like it?
Most animals have been extinct, some are endangered and some critically endangered because of hunters some scientist and people who say this is right to kill animal. They could not say anything but we can talk God has made us we rule everything but jungle should be ruled only by animals.
They don't get to live life peaceful like us the humans do. They have suffer with the pain everyday, the cant do anything about it because us the humans are the only ones that can stop cruelty. People mighgt say that its good and all that but not quite because its putting animals endangered of extincting by using them in the laboratories.
I do not support animal testing because animals have to suffer due to the problems we have created in society. We treat them as inferior beings, and this is the reason that we feel it ethically correct to abuse them for our own selfish desires. They are the waste products who feed who exist to feed our assumptions. This is not only unethical, but unjust towards living beings who all hold inherent value.
Why should animals being killed for human disease or basic science research? Animals have their own illness and yet they don't use human to cure themselves. They use plants mostly. Human is just one species of animal kingdom. A lot of laboratory animals die for nothing. Because my job was scientist doing basic science research, I have seen many of unjustified killing. I don't see the need of it. People get more disease now than before even though medical advances re made. It leads to more abuse of the new medical technology. Some people are really benefit from new technology but most people don't or can't use the technology because of government regulation.
Animals should not have to suffer for human benefit. It is entrenched in human society that it is normal to kill animals and allow them to suffer for human food, clothes, and experiments. If we step back from this construct we see a world of human brutality against other animals that contributes to human brutalities against one another. Other living beings feel pain and have their own interests. It is not for humans to determine how important the interests of other animals are.
Animal testing is not moral because you are killing animals for the gain of humans other than survival. Also better results of testing would come if humans were tested because there wont be any ifs ands or buts about a medication working on humans. People need to learn to study themselves and not study other animals in hopes that it way work on humans
Their are lots of animal out there being abused to test . On their skins and more. They also make the animals drink and eat chemicals which are bad for anyone to test. There are a lot of other things but I'm still looking up more stuff and learning how wrong this stuff is to the animals.
I believe animal testing is not right at all. We're being selfish and ignorant. Animal outcomes are different than human outcomes. Animals have lives too, and they value their lives like. Like humans, they also want to live. It is just not right to test harmful effects on animals, which causes death and other injuries.
Animal testing is morally wrong. Chimpanzees carry 96% of human DNA, and we just go about killing them. They suffer for years, with unimaginable horrors done to them. Animals are not the same as humans, and therefore the results are never the same. While cancer can be cured for mice, the cure didnt work in humans. If you think the end justifies the means then you are wrong, because there is no excuse for what is being done. I myself was born with a disease, and I wouldn't for one second consider the option of performing excruciatingly painful experiments on animals, even if it could cure me.
I was born with one of the worst genetic defects in the world. I am suffering severe deformities. I would never even imagine hurting an animal, never. I would rather die. Animals are my children, I will defend them with my life, nothing causes me more agony than someone hurting animals. It is just beyond comprehension. If humans want something tested they will have to test it on themselves. Selfish, evil, bastards.
over half the time animal testing doesn't even benefit humans. over 45% of the medicines that is passed in animal testing as safe causes birth defects in human babies. And even if something benefits them too they still kill them in the end so who is wining now? humans?
animal testing is terrible and to just use animals for our use is selfish and wrong, anyone who thinks otherwise is morally wrong in the head and needs to realize that humans are technically animals. its called EVOLUTION. we came from animals. its just as bad as testing on humans. animals have rights too
Human beings create the conditions for most of the diseases we suffer from. There is no morally sound reason for putting non-human animals through unspeakable pain just in case maybe we can alleviate the human suffering caused by these ailments. Animals, more over, are not here to serve human desires but have their own existence. Humans play god with life and personally I would prefer to die than benefit from sadistic experiments.
Could you imagine a syringe being FORCED down your throat and putting toxins in your body? That sure as hell is NOT a humane way to test nor can it be justified. The animals that are given tests go through such unrealistic situations. For example, rats were fed a pesticide that would require a human to eat 12,700 kg. of apples daily for ten years straight. I understand that some people feel the oppostie because he/she would rather have it happen to the animals instead of themselves but there are products that are safe and have not been tested on animals.
It's basically killing animals (animal cruelty). These terrified animals which are being used on experiments are completely innocent, and have no choice.
I would rather it was stopped, even if carrying on means we may find a cure for diseases, because I bet thousands more animals are being killed for experiments than they ever would with diseases.
If we wouldn't like it, animals wouldn't.
Everyday animals are kept caged in medical labs to be used for testing. They use the animals to test for medical reasons as well as cosmetic reasons. It is unfair to the animals. While humans may benefit from testing on animals it is the animal who loses. If we wouldn't want it done to us, we shouldn't do it anyone else, including animals.
It doesn't make sense to try out drugs on animals. Most of the products that are being developed are for symptoms that almost any person with the disorder would be glad to be rid of. Usually those people have exhausted every other option. If they wouldn't be willing to try an experimental drug to better their quality of life, why should we subject an animal, who has none of those symptoms and can't benefit from the drug, to the testing?
Testing on animals is done all over the world not because it is the only option available, but merely because it is the cheapest one. The idea of harming animals and making them suffer pain for the sake of humans may seem unjust, but it is also truly pathetic reasoning when we realize that we always have other options such as using cloned/removed cells from human bodies, computer simulation of experiments etc.
Animal testing is a cruel practice preformed against the will of an animal. I do believe, however, that human testing is quite justified. Humans have choice, and those who choose to volunteer for a test have done so under their own free will. Less harmful products would also hit the shelves, since bad press and publicity would surround tests that have horribly negative affects. It would also be a good way to reintroduce natural selection into our society.
Humans and animals are similar, but not the same. The particular animals used for testing are usually the ones most dissimilar to humans, so the benefits are negligible at best. Better to test on humans already suffering from a disease, who have no hope left, and who are going to die anyway, rather than inflict pain on innocent animals in the name of science.
Just because we are currently the dominating species on the planet does not mean that we have the right to subject creatures who are not as sophisticated as us to animal testing. I remember reading a study that even simple creatures have pain receptors. If something is capable of feeling pain, then they should need to be able to consent to situations where they might be put in harm's way. Anything else, I believe, should be considered criminal.
Every single day, there are scientists working to create human tissue for use in medical practice. This could also be used to make animal testing obsolete. They've grown a human ear, a human bladder, and other organs from stem cells. This technology can create an animal cruelty-free testing alternative.
Animal testing is painful and unfair to the animal that is the subject of the testing. Who is to say that humans and our well being is more important then an innocent animals is. Just because an animal cannot express its feelings or opinions does not mean that it doesn't have any.
I oppose animal testing; it is cruel to the animals! everyday animals are kept caged in medical labs to be used for testing. They use the animals to test for medical reasons as well as cosmetic reasons. It is unfair to the animals. While humans may benefit from testing on animals it is the animal who loses. If we wouldn't want it done to us, we shouldn't do it anyone else, including animals