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  • Only if it is nearly harmless

    People test on animals to improve human lives all the time. Be it for different reasons, animals would maybe test on humans if they had the chance. I don't support it, however, if the testing requires the animal to be put through hurtful, cruel pain for long amounts of time.

  • Is what it is

    Some people say that animal testing doesn't have the same effect on humans. You have to realize that most of the drugs you use for cure are from animal testing. Insulin for diabetes and other medication exist because of animal testing. People fear that animals are not treated correctly. The question comes what are you going to do about it? Stop using the drugs? Are you going to go to labs and free the animals? You can go protest with PEETA but it's not changing anything at all. Look at the world we are busy satisfying our needs that we can't do a simple task and say no, i'm not using that drug that has been animal tested. We go to the closest pharmacy and we use what cures us. People believe that we ourselves are the species that must survive. Let's see how long we can do that.

  • It is not good for nature!

    1. Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year.

    2. 92% of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don’t work.

    3. Labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are exempted from the minimal protections under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

    4. Up to 90% of animals used in U.S. labs are not counted in the official statistics of animals tested.

    5. It’s mandatory for all products to be tested on animals in China. Meanwhile, the European Union issued a ban on the sale of new cosmetics that are tested on animals.

    6. Even animals that are protected under the AWA can be abused and tortured. And the law doesn’t require the use of valid alternatives to animals, even if they are available.

    7. According to the Humane Society, registration of a single pesticide requires more than 50 experiments and the use of as many as 12,000 animals.

    8. Several cosmetic tests commonly performed on mice, rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs include: skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are rubbed on shaved skin or dripped into the eyes without any pain relief.

    9. In tests of potential carcinogens, subjects are given a substance every day for 2 years. Others tests involve killing pregnant animals and testing their fetuses.

    10. The real life applications for some of the tested substances are as trivial as an “improved” laundry detergent, new eye shadow, or copycat drug to replace a profitable pharmaceutical whose patent expired.

    11. “Alternative” tests achieve one or more of the “3 R’s:” replaces a procedure that uses animals with a procedure that doesn’t, reduces the number of animals used in a procedure, refines a procedure to alleviate or minimize potential animal pain.

  • It is not good for nature!

    1. Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year.

    2. 92% of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don’t work.

    3. Labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are exempted from the minimal protections under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

    4. Up to 90% of animals used in U.S. labs are not counted in the official statistics of animals tested.

    5. It’s mandatory for all products to be tested on animals in China. Meanwhile, the European Union issued a ban on the sale of new cosmetics that are tested on animals.

    6. Even animals that are protected under the AWA can be abused and tortured. And the law doesn’t require the use of valid alternatives to animals, even if they are available.

    7. According to the Humane Society, registration of a single pesticide requires more than 50 experiments and the use of as many as 12,000 animals.

    8. Several cosmetic tests commonly performed on mice, rats, rabbits, and guinea pigs include: skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are rubbed on shaved skin or dripped into the eyes without any pain relief.

    9. In tests of potential carcinogens, subjects are given a substance every day for 2 years. Others tests involve killing pregnant animals and testing their fetuses.

    10. The real life applications for some of the tested substances are as trivial as an “improved” laundry detergent, new eye shadow, or copycat drug to replace a profitable pharmaceutical whose patent expired.

    11. “Alternative” tests achieve one or more of the “3 R’s:” replaces a procedure that uses animals with a procedure that doesn’t, reduces the number of animals used in a procedure, refines a procedure to alleviate or minimize potential animal pain.

  • Human ethics vs. Animal ethics.

    Not one single species on that planet has a system of ethics, except the human race. All others are driven by the goal of own and their brethren's survival. Systems of ethics are commendable and useful, but in matters of survival even we must make concessions. That does not mean, we have to be brutal. We have to reduce pain and damage as far as we can, but nature gave us the right to take what we need. If that wouldn't be possible, we would have less rights than the animals themselves.

  • Stop using medicine if you're against it

    Stop using medicine, going to the hospital and refuse to take surgery. Surgical techniques, medicine development, drug development, knowledge of physiology all were possible thanks to animal testing. If you have diabetes stop taking insulin because that was developed after testing it on dogs. If you care so much about other animals donate your body and life to being experimented on instead. PETA in fact should volunteer to end their lives now and give their bodies to science which would actually speed up development in exchange for the animals but they don't in other words they are hypocrites.

  • Too useful to ignore

    Does animal testing hurt animals? Yes.
    Is hurting things bad? Yes.
    Is it necessary to hurt animals? Absolutely Yes.

    If you want to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs.
    The research and knowledge gained from all sorts of testing has immense potential and we cannot afford to ignore it. There are too many benefits at stake. We must always strive for more knowledge, more truth. Sacrifices must be made, but it is for the just and noble cause of science.

  • Put humans first

    We need animal testing. Not enough humans are going to volunteer for clinical trials if there isn't animal testing. That means human lives in the near future. Human lives who will be saved thanks to animal testing.

    Undue harm to the animals should be avoided but humans must put our own first.

  • Unacceptable, unjust, unbelievable

    Cannot believe this is up for debate. No argument will ever justify this cruel practice. Not ever.

    I'm astounded by how many ignorant people attempt to justify the practice of abusing animals. There are testing alternatives already available and would be readily used if not for human lack of knowledge.

  • Animals are not ours to use!

    No matter what good in the medical world comes from animal testing, it still isn't worth it because more bad has happened than good. Animals that have a birthright to be free are being used like machines. Just because other animals cannot speak for themselves HUMANS constantly exploit them and no one is there to stop them. All you need is empathy to work this one out! People need to understand that the damage that is created by testing animals is far greater than any good.

  • Animal testing is cruel and inhumane.

    Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. According to Humane Society International, animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, and "killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means." [47] The Draize eye test, used by cosmetics companies to evaluate irritation caused by shampoos and other products, involves rabbits being incapacitated in stocks with their eyelids held open by clips, sometimes for multiple days, so they cannot blink away the products being tested. [48, 49] The commonly used LD50 (lethal dose 50) test involves finding out which dose of a chemical will kill 50% of the animals being used in the experiment. [65, 102] The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported in 2010 that 97,123 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia for relief, including 1,395 primates, 5,996 rabbits, 33,652 guinea pigs, and 48,015 hamsters. [26]

  • Alternative testing methods now exist that can replace the need for animals

    In vitro (in glass) testing, such as studying cell cultures in a petri dish, can produce more relevant results than animal testing because human cells can be used. [15] Microdosing, the administering of doses too small to cause adverse reactions, can be used in human volunteers, whose blood is then analyzed. Artificial human skin, such as the commercially available products EpiDerm and ThinCert, is made from sheets of human skin cells grown in test tubes or plastic wells and can produce more useful results than testing chemicals on animal skin. [15, 50, 51] Microfluidic chips ("organs on a chip"), which are lined with human cells and recreate the functions of human organs, are in advanced stages of development. Computer models, such as virtual reconstructions of human molecular structures, can predict the toxicity of substances without invasive experiments on animals. [50]

  • My opinion regarding this issue.

    I totally disagree with people who say it is good to use animals for testing as animals are the natural beauty of nature and no one can deny that. Excessive use of animals for testing drugs, medicines and other chemicals cause a great change in the eco-system. I wonder how people can make use of animals for their useless and absolutely rubbish needs which include drugs. Even if drugs are supplied no one in this earth is authorized to kill animals, or to be more precise, even abort unborn babies. It is actually an illegal at of doing so, however there are very less people in this world who actually give respect to animals and don't take them for granted. This opinion may sound of no value to people who indulge in such criminal acts. According to the WWF, world wildlife federation, the animals seen in zoo are about 15%, animals in open forests are between 40%-50% and to be more precise 43%, and the rest 42% are the animals being used in labs, shows and other criminal proceedings..... I openly welcome anyone to object my opinion (the ones supporting the topic) because i'll openly state my opinion to support that animals should not be used for testing.


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