As long as the animals are not endangered, then animal testing should be allowed. There must be a good reason and large benefit for humans or any other organism. Many studies done on animals have helped humans and other organisms more than they have hurt the animals. If we did not test animals, then how else would we know what effects our medicines and treatments have on us?
The reason why this shouldn't be allowed is because animals would die. We need them everyday of our lives. Just putting chemicals to animals is cruel. The chemicals people put in the animals can kill them and it could spread and kill humans as well. Humans shouldn't just care about themselves and/or their friends but to nature. People may think that animals did not do anything important for us humans but they actually did.
Animal research has played a vital part in nearly every medical breakthrough over the last decade. We share 95% of our genes with a mouse, making them an effective model for the human body. Modern surgical techniques including hip replacement surgery, kidney transplants, heart transplants and blood transfusions were all perfected in animals.Animals themselves benefit from the results of animal testing. If vaccines were not tested on animals, millions of animals would have died from rabies, distemper, feline leukemia, infectious hepatitis virus, tetanus, anthrax, and canine parvo virus. Treatments for animals developed using animal testing also include pacemakers for heart disease and remedies for glaucoma and hip dysplasia. Animal testing has also been instrumental in saving endangered species from extinction, including the black-footed ferret, the California condor and the tamarins of Brazil. Koalas, ravaged by an epidemic of sexually transmitted chlamydia and now classified as endangered in some regions of Australia, are being tested with new chlamydia vaccines that may stall the animal's disappearance. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses animal testing.
I agree that animal testing should be legal because animals, like the mouse share 95% of our genes. They suffer from human diseases as well, like cancer, tb, flu and athsma. Thanks to animal research, primarily in mice, cancer survival rates have been on constant rise. Say a mouse was dying and scientists had been working on a new drug that can slow down the cancer from spreading so that doctors can target parts of the cancer and have more time to work on the person, the mouse with cancer would be a good test subject as it could survive the drugs and the drugs could end working for humans and saving millions of lives. If the mouse did die, it wouldn't be a terrible thing as mouse don't live for very long and the mouse would have died peacefully
Animal testing has been proven to save lives before . It has saved the whole human race to some of the most deadly and nasty desiese. A mouse dosnt have a life span of 80 years like humans so I say we keep animal testing legal at least antill we find cures.
Thanks to animals less people have died from lethal diseases in the last 2 decades. With healthy ways to make these medicines only 37% of Rats, Mice, Birds and Fish have died unexpectedly due to faulty experiments, and there are millions of more animals than humans on the earth. :)
Animal testing has benefited the world for years. It has rendered remarkable cures to some of the nastiest diseases out there. Without animal testing, humans would be exposed to potentially dangerous side effects of medications. Not satisfied? Let me ask you: If you were in a situation where you needed a special medication, would you be willing to take the place of a rodent and risk your life with a new drug?
Animal testing has resulted in significant treatments to some of the nastiest diseases out their. Testing medicines on humans first are huge risks to take. Humans have made differences in the world, and it's important that we respect and value our own lives first. If you are against animal testing, let me ask you something: Would you take their places and test the medication on yourself?
If we don't test animals, how will we live? Maybe a scientist was making an medicine about how to stop a disease. When they test it on the human, something might go wrong. But if we test it the animals, it's okay because they will still reproduce. It's not legal
Animal testing really sucks, because on one hand we can test on animals and help improve medicines for humans and animals alike, but at the cost of hurting the animals. On the other hand we could go without testing on them, and give medicine out untested and end up causing lives to get damaged or worse.
In my opinion animals have just as much of a right to live as we do. The fact that innocent animals are being killed for unnecessary products such as cosmetics sickens me. To be honest and I know many people will disagree with me, I believe drugs should be tested on humans because then at least we will know the drug being trialled will be giving accurate results. The people who tested the drugs should then be given money by the government not as a reward but as payment for the brave sacrifice they made for the benefit of future generations. Testing on animals is exactly like saying "let's test on handicapped people who can't speak for themselves." The reason I'm comparing these animals to handicapped people is because some of these people are unable to speak for themselves (Not saying all handicapped people, and also not meaning to offend anyone.) Animals are so innocent, and just like humans they deserve to be treated with respect, and to be fair, humans are animals too! But animals that aren't of the human species are seen as a lesser life form because humans have greater intelligence. As someone has quoted before me "if something came to earth with greater intelligence and had more power than us human, that would give them the right to do testing on us," and to be blunt, this person is absolutely right, this is how society looks at animals. It's horrible, and when something as innocent as a puppy is tested on, it makes me physically sick. So the next time you decide to agree with the killing of animals for the benefit of human cosmetics and medication ect. Think of what it would be like if one of your family members were to be tested on against their will.
Animals are living, breathing creatures just like us. Many tests include poisoning, burning, or otherwise harming animals that cannot speak or speak out against the pain. Many people say, "humans first", but just because humans are the dominant species on the planet does not mean we should be allowed to mistreat the ones we share the planet with. There are many viable tests that do not involve the use of animals, such as in vitro testing.
It should be illegal for animals to be tested on because some of the things being tested are harmful to the animals. Being an animal lover I have a strong opinion on this subject. Testing on animals would be like testing on little babies. Innocent creatures are being harmed.
What gives humans the rights to take control of another animal. Humans are technically considered animals and we are no different from the other. The only difference between you and that animal is that your intelligence is greater. So pretty much if something came to earth with greater intelligence and had more power than us human, that would give them the right to do testing on us and more.
Animal testing has a 95% fail rate especially when scientists are trying to find a solution to human problems or proving if a substance is harmful.
Drugs testing on animals have two problems. Either the animal cannot get the human problem (like mice and leukemia) or the animal is immune to the side effects that the drug causes. Then when human try the "solution" scientists are so "Shocked" that there failed research was so ineffective and caused terrible side effects like blindness or death.
Some carcinogens cannot cause cancer in many animals so when the scientists deem the carcinogen safe it is only proven to cause problems when the severe problems come up years later and everyone has the problem.
People for animal testing try to say if it's not the animals than humans will die. "Well excuse me, princess" but you didn't do your research nor do you care.
Look back at WW2 where people's arms were sown to the other side of their bodies or are frozen to see how fast they can be revived. This is the exact same when it comes to animals. They are forced to go blind to try and prove a solutions problem or given a disease to test on the suffering of the animal. Animal Testing is stupid and will NEVER be a good source for research.
Animal testing is wrong because we are harming animals and causing them pain without consideration of their choice. We are doing it for the benefit of humans and it won't help them so it's extremely selfish. Although it can be used to help people's quality of life we are thereby damaging the lives of many more animals. There can be alternatives for animal testing and doesn't it make sense that if we are doing experiments for the benefit of human life; humans should be the ones helping and it shouldn't be at the loss of animals who don't have rights to choose?!
Would you want your best friend or treasured family pet ripped of his skin or limbs tore off just so they can have a still canvas? No, my vote is no, i would never take my dog or any of my cats to be tested on there m family. I would never let someone take my rabbit and put deadly liquids into his eyes just to see what would happen. Or would i ever want to see a monkey being chained to a wall so they could shove things down his throat. If you think that is right, then why don't you volunteer for all of it your self.
Animals don't react in the same way as humans do to medicine. Every day, animals die because of this. It is not the right thing to do at all. Animals have never done anything to humans to make humans do this indiscriminate thing to them. It is because of humans that researchers are doing animal testing. Humans can talk and do some things that animals can't do, but this does not mean that animals are as worthless.
It saddens me to see that for scientific breakthrough animals are still being subjected to human longevity advancements. If the shoe were on the other foot we would fight this. Just as we see helpless animals squirm and become defensive when administered to chemical tests or physical exertions. Yes a lot has come from these tests, yes some products are now ruled as safe and others ruled as unsafe, but that begs the question. Why don't scientists spend more time researching chemicals and compounds and how they react as an isolated chemical. From there, the use of dead bodies is permissible. It's an outrage that animals are essentially letting scientists become lazier. Just skip the middle man of completely understanding the chemicals that are used on them, and inject them with it and see what happens. Yes I'm sure this helps, but why not an alternative method? Killing mice to find the perfect hair spray? Disgusting. The problem is, where does the line end? It may be mice and small rodents for now, who says it doesn't progress to dog, cats, horses, etc. Then from there, how about humans? Oh that's right, that is already happening. Testing is just that, experiments where the outcome may try to be controlled but "minor" side effects may creep up.
Testing substances on animals would only give false results in regards to whether or not such materials were safe for human consumption/use. For example, testing chocolate on dogs or onions on cats would result in countless, needless animal deaths, supposedly indicating that these substances are toxic, when many humans consume these foods on a daily basis with no negative results. Quite the contrary, raw cacao and onions are proven to have many nutritional benefits for humans if consumed properly in reasonable amounts. Many tests run on animals are also simply cruel and unnecessary, for example injecting cosmetics into animals' eyes, when it is well-known that anything in the eyes is irritating if not painful.