Should scientists be allowed to test products intended for human use on animals? Do you have a furry little friend that you love? If so then you too can understand why animal testing for human products is cruel and unnecessary. Some do not realize what happens to animals who get tested for the products that you use. Once you understand the facts about animal testing you to will feel bad for these furry little guys and want to stop this abuse.
What are the ethics of animal testing? I think this question can only be answered by the list of issues and limitations of animal testing. Therefore, from my real life situation: Using animals for biomedical researches can be beneficial, but detrimental for the animals. In my opinion, I would like to say it is unethical. Biomedical researches have proven that it is unethical but have a scientific benefits, for us human beings.
Some people still think that this is OK, but many people don´t. I think that animal testing should not be allowed, and here is why… Animal testing is cruel. They are put through devastating processes, just because we don 't want to hurt ourselves by testing the products ourselves. The Humane Society International says that most animals are forced to eat, drink, and in many cases are not allowed to do either one. When animals are testing shampoos, conditioners, and cosmetics, their eyes may be held open for days to see if their eyes become irritated.
Most people believe that animal testing is okay, but it is not. It is true that animal testing has led us to incredible medical breakthroughs, such as the discovery of Anesthetics, blood transfusion, insulin, etc; however, there are alternate methods to achieve the same results. There are many reasons on why animal testing does not benefit humanity. Animals die for no good reason, animal drugs produced by humans to aid humans do not work, animal experiments are expensive, and can delay vaccines. Animal testing provides people nothing and that researcher should ultimately stop experimenting on animals.
Although, exists many reasons to be against animal testing, or no less than keeping them in under moral and decent conditions while they are in captivity. Indeed, experimenting with animals has proved in many cases that is a cruel practice, though the use of these beings is unnecessary due to the lack of reliability, the results of the experiments might not be trustworthy when is going to be applied to humans, the pain that is inflicted on animals is just cruel and inhumane. Nevertheless, it cannot be avoided the last test in the human being, with all the precautions and respect that we deserve. In this current society, the equitable solution is to adopt an intermediate position to consider the use of animals trough trials as necessary to conform to the moral imperative to heal and prevent human diseases, but considering ways to replace, reduce their number and decrease their suffering. The solution that is proposed is work in conjunction trying to avoid experiments with animals as much as possible; the experiments can be done with alternative methods, avoiding pain and suffer as a result.
Animal testing is necessary if we want to make timely medical progress . It is true that animal testing is painful, but they are not hideous monsters. Most scientist do not like to do animal testing, they are attached to them. Many people oppose because animal testing is bad. They are tortured during animal testing.
Bill #2 General Debate Pro- I am in strong support of this bill because animal testing is a dated and cruel method. The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings.The entire concept of animal testing is based on the fact that the discoveries found when an innocent animal is tested on can be applied to human beings. Thomas Hartung, Professor of evidence-based toxicology at Johns Hopkins University, argues for alternatives to animal testing because "we are not 70 kg rats.” Humane Society International compared a variety of animal tests with their in vitro counterparts. An "unscheduled DNA synthesis" animal test costs $32,000 while the in vitro alternative costs $11,000. A "rat phototoxicity test" costs $11,500, whereas the non-animal equivalent costs $1,300.
We wouldn’t subject our pets to burning, starving, and isolation, so why is it okay to subject other animals to this cruel treatment? Animal testing is harmful not only because it is unsafe, but because it poses a question of moral judgement. Testing on animals should be illegal because it is unethical, drugs that pass animal tests are not necessarily safe, and many animals lack the protection required for their safety. Many people are unaware of the torture animals in labs must endure when being tested on. The harm animals undergo includes being infected with diseases they would not otherwise be susceptible to, electrocution, and having their spines crushed.
According to PETA’s article “Alternatives To Animal Testing”, other methods to test products would be in vitro, advanced computer- modeling techniques, and studies with human volunteers (PETA.org). Therefore, animal testing could end because researchers have other methods to test their products. Animal testing must end because it is cruel to animals, unreliable, and animals can suffer just like humans. There are several ways people can get involved to help end animal testing. One way would be to join the European Coalition to End Animal Experiment or the ECEAE.
I will be defending the claim that not only is animal testing unethical, but it is unreliable. Also, there are many different resources available now, that animal testing should be prohibited. As far as animal testing for cosmetics, its absurd. Many will be able to defend the claim that animal testing is useful for medical development, but cosmetics are not needed for the health of humans. If one is worried about a certain chemical, and how it reacts on one’s skin, maybe the