All testing done on animals is harmful in one way or the other. No matter if it that severe or not, even the tiniest change on the animal can cause havoc in the future. Altering with nature is never a good thing. It has terrible consequences in the end. Yes it should be banned.
Lol what do you mean by harmless? I am pretty sure people are going to have a problem with me being against animal testing and I am pretty sure people wont read all of it just cherry pick. But what would testing and harmless do? To test something you have to observe the after effects of what happens on medication, shampoo, toothpaste, cologne, chemicals. There is no such thing as harmless for the reason that they have to observe what it does to the animal, point of animal testing.
Most products being tested are harmful to animals, (how do you think they know how many tablespoons to take of certain medications, or how much toothpaste to use?) They have to test how much quantities the animal can take in before it dies. How is that harmless? Most of those products such as shampoos and anything else you put on your body or in your body is harmful to animals.
Testing for behavior of animals I can understand sure there are some things that are not dangerous.. But products I cannot.
I would say yes if it was the other way around but can you name of any product that is not harmful to animals when indigested, rubbed in the eyes/skin, or made to swallow???
Animals cant speak for them selves so someone needs to speak for them. Its cruel to test on these animals who haven't done anything, but the convicts who are on death row should be tested on in stead of innocent animals. I hope this helps your debate. Thanks for reading.
All testing is harmful in a way. You are taking animals away from their natural habitat. It is like the residential schools that Canada used to have. Horrible! You are still somewhat harming the animal, and you can't justify that. Why do human needs hold more value than other organisms?
If the test are harmless, why can't humans do them? I am not mindlessly rallying against animal testing. I am saying the animals lives are equal to humans, and even if it IS harmless, the animals aren't being tested VOLUNTARILY. Do they want to be tested on to help humans? NO! So if it really is harmless, why don't people test things themselves? It could even be a job!
It normally just happens once or twice and often on a part of the body of the animal where it does not hurt that much. Animal lives are not worth as much as human lives because humans recycle, invent and help animals. Many people have never seen animal testing and think its bad.
I compare animals to humans because humans are animals and all animals have a mind set and a choice. There are many different kinds of tests. Some are harmful and some are harmless. Do you want to be tested in a test that is harmless voluntarily? People take harmless tests all the time, and it seems, most of the time, indifferent to them. So if it has no effect to the animal, then why not?
Animals deserve to be treated humanely at all times, unquestionably. However, humane treatment doesn't extend to the point of excluding using animals for food or benign research. Humane treatment means that animals should have decent living conditions which include adequate food, fresh water, the ability to move around comfortably, and not being subjected to any treatment that causes unnecessary pain or disability. As long as those constraints are met, testing which does not harm the animal or cause it any physical discomfort is acceptable.
The important part here is the word "harmless".
If the test are truly harmless, the animals don't get hurt in anyway. If the animals don't get hurt, there is nothing wrong with the test, if there is nothing wrong, they shouldn't get banned.
Anything, that does no harm, should ever get banned.
People often rail against animal testing unthinkingly. Do people realize that not every single animal testing experiment is dangerous to the animals? It depends on what they test for and what the experiment involves. Sometimes the animal may even have fun during the experiment but people act as if any and all animal experimentation must hurt the animal.