Mahatma Gandhi once stated, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” In today’s world, animals are being used to control scientific variables in experiments including drug testing, the creation of cosmetics, and treatments for diseases. Animal testing can be beneficial in the aspect that it has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. However, on the other hand, animal testing can be seen as cruel and inhumane because of the way animals are treated. Animal testing is more complicated in the aspect that it is not just simply putting the end product on the animals, but torturing the defenseless animals with relentless experiments causing an unknown amount of pain. For example,
To start off, I think animal testing is wrong. It may benefit OUR lives, but it doesn’t for the animals being tested on. It is cruel, inhumane, and sometimes isn’t necessary for the product. There are alternatives to this and it can cause much pain and suffering to the animals. In my opinion, animal testing is wrong and here are my reasons why I think so.
COMMODITY: ANIMALS IN FACTORIES Animals should have the right to live a normal life as much as humans do. “When animal factories developed in the early 1970s” (Mason and Singer, 1990) people started to benefit more from the animals. Everyday we eat fresh meat, buy fur clothes but we are ignoring the fact of how these products are produced and coming in our hands, and what millions of animals are going through in these factories. The animals are stuffed inside cages and put in a violent and polluted environment. The truth behind these factories should be exposed, because people should know that it is getting out of control and it is affecting and damaging our environment and human health daily in a bad way.
I’m here today to talk about a controversial issue that has been around for a period of time, animal testing. Animal testing using animals in experiments with different chemical substances in everything from medical to cosmetic to determine their safety as well as effectiveness . It’s a problem that has existed since the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE with its merciless methods and painful ways of abusing animals for human demands, but now it’s time for it to stop. Our technology has developed significantly since; therefore, such medieval methods of torturing animals are no longer necessary. Researches have shown that each year, over 100 million animals are tortured and killed in American laboratories alone, including dogs, cats and more; this shows how far out of hand animal testing have gotten.
For how long will we let innocent animals be tortured by harsh chemicals? Right now there are about 100 million animals around the world that are being tested on in a laboratory. Animal testing is a serious issue that needs to be stopped. Animals are having harsh chemicals from household products being tested on them, and it causes an enormous amount of pain and suffering to these poor animals. This pain needs to end, and only we can end it.
Do you really want people to kill these animals that could be found in your house? Some examples of this include cats, dogs, mice, and even guinea pigs.? AI think that animal testing should be banned because of all of these animals that BSI is wasting too see what medicines they can take. Even when all of these animals are not exactly like humans, we still use medicines and diseases on them to basically do nothing on the human part of
They hold that “Pain is an intrinsic evil, and any action that causes pain to another creature is simply not morally permissible” (Source B). “[Animals in laboratories] are almost always subjected to isolation, depression, and anxiety” (Source F). These people believe that animal research is an aberration and should be ended immediately. While there does lie credibility in that animals should not forcibly be made to suffer, that does not mean that the solution is to get rid of animal research completely. There is reasonable logic as to why scientists prefer this method above all others.
Professor Charles R. Magel once said, “‘Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals and the answer is: “Because they are not like us’. Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction’”. Each year over 100 million animals die in laboratories in the United States (Peta). These deaths alone are just happening in the United States. These innocent animals die because of all kinds of testing and experimentations done on them.
There are both negatives and positives to this argument, although there has been medical discoveries which have saved lives, the lives of the innocent animals being tested on are terminated. Why aren't the lives of animals valued as much as that of a human? Solemnly because they are not able to speak English? No. That is not a justified answer, it is NOT okay to watch as thousands of animals get mutated by lab tests and then have to be destroyed because they are now labeled as "chemical waste".
(2nd main point) Despite the benefits that the animal experiments bring to the society and people, the practice has strong negative implications for the animals as well as for people 1. Even after conducting experiments on animals, the drugs still need to be tested on people, and as the data provided by the National Institutes of Health used by PETA indicate, 95% of medications that are shown safe for animals do not pass human trial (Animal Testing Is Bad Science, 2017). 2. At the same time, according to The Animal Ethics Reader, animal experiments tend to come at human cost, considering the fact that in the case of relying on unreliable animal experiments concerning thalidomide, thousands of children were born without limbs (Armstrong & Botzler,