I agree with animal testing if it's for medical reasons which can help save thousands of people's lives. Tests are regulated so have to be humane reducing stress and suffering so aren't very crule.
It's far more inhumane to test on humans or to let people suffer unnecessarily by preventing medical developments.
Experimenting on animals is fine so long as the practice is humane. Animal torture is definitely not acceptable. There are many helpful products that would not exist if not for the ability to test them on animals. Product testing is necessary to ensure that the product is safe for humans. Animal discomfort should be greatly considered and the testing should be regulated by outside authorities.
People should conduct experiments on animals if they can lead to medical treatments that can save lives. Although animals should be treated humanely, it is sometimes justifiable to use them for research. Most people consume animal products in some way, and it is morally the same as using animals for legitimate testing.
I believe it is important for us to use animals in experiments, rather than humans, because an animal accidentally losing it's life in a study, is far better than a human losing their life. Animal testing may seem cruel and inhumane, but when you consider the alternative of direct human testing, the downfalls seem a little bit smaller.
While it can be said, undeniably, that animals are different than human beings, we need to start somewhere, and what better place to start, than with a living thing? While the anatomy of all mammals are different, they all have generally the same blood, generally the same cells, and generally the same organs, which means that you can get a general idea of the effect of the drug. If you were to jump right to human beings, than you could kill your entire test group, which my scientific standards, starts at 30.
As long as the experimentation is humane, sticking the the ethical code of conduct for experimentation on Animals then there is nothing wrong here. In psychology class I learned anout experimentation on both people and animals and as long as the scientists stick to the ode of ethics, there is nothing illegal happening.
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Here below are 6 ways we can do testing without harming animals.
>in vitro (test tube) test methods and models based on human cell and tissue cultures
>computerized patient-drug databases and virtual drug trials
>computer models and simulations
>stem cell and genetic testing methods
>non-invasive imaging techniques such as MRIs and CT Scans
>microdosing (in which humans are given very low quantities of a drug to test the effects on the body on the cellular level, without affecting the whole body system) (neavs.Com)
I'm stuck in the middle. There is a line between ethical and non ethical. As long as the experiment can't harm the animal it should be fine. However as soon as an animal suffers eg: the virus testing experiments where the animals are injected with viruses and are tested to see how long they can survive or what symptoms they get it is not fine. Find another way to do it people.
Most forms of animal experimentation are wrong, and humans shouldn't conduct experiments on animals. Harmful experiments are unethical, but people regularly carry out these experiments nonetheless. With that in mind, experiments that pose no tangible risks to an animal should be considered since such experiments can't harm the animal in question.
Animals are sentient beings who can suffer and feel pain. So there should be no experimentation on them that causes this pain unless perhaps it is a real necessity for something that is medically required. Cosmetics and other such frivolities should not be tested on animals because that is just for our own unnecessary ends.
Animals have no say in the matter which is unfair. Human test subjects are paid for the risk they take and accept fully the dangers that come as being used as human guinea pigs. The problems of human health are our own to solve without involving the harm of animals. Animals do not deserve the abuse they get through being test subjects.
It is cruel and is not justificable. I don't believe it is necesary on any grounds. Humans are selfish and they only use they results for themselves. There is never any justification hurt animals. Do we really know how they feel or think. They might feel pain like we have.