Many of the concerns of the ethicality of animal experimentation is understood by the people who still believe animal testing is necessary. Many regulations are enforced on animal studies in an attempt to make them as moral as possible. Additionally, there are also campaigns that advocate the regulation on animal testing “ which advocates the search (1) for the replacement of animals with non-living models; (2) reduction in the use of animals; and (3) refinement of animal use practices “ (Hajar 7). They understand the upset at the idea of animal testing, and they want to appease the masses by keeping the testing as humane as it can possibly be. Even with all of the outcry, there is a large group of people that see animal experimentation as a necessary evil.
They don’t deserve to be treated so terribly just to try to test medical products that weren’t even intended for use on them. If scientists want animals so badly for tests, why not the animals that these tests were designed for? If the products are intended for human use, than other animals shouldn’t suffer for being innocent. Clearly, animal experimentation is immoral, unnecessary, and animals have rights too, so they shouldn’t be tested on and they most definitely shouldn't have to go through agonizing inhumane procedures that will scar them for
Introduction Animals testing have significantly contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge in general and to biomedical progress specifically. Many example showing that laboratory animals in medical development and other aspects have significantly influenced human health and reduced suffering, for example improved diagnosis of infectious disease ( Hau, J., & Schapiro, S. J. 2002). But since 1960s and 1970s, animals testing protests has gained prominence and strength, people start to argue it is moral to continue “cruel” animal testing. Animal Testing is a moral act In the rest of this article, I shall apply different concept under utilitarianism try to discuss animal testing are moral acts.
The lives saved may outweigh the lives lost but it does not mean we can overlook the pain and suffering caused to these animals to get to the treatments and vaccines. People who feel that they can’t allow animal testing for any reason can choose to refuse treatments that have been created through animal tests. However, this means refusing almost all treatments that have been created. Technology is advancing every day and maybe one day, hopefully soon, animals will be replaced by machines and no longer need to suffer. Animal testing may not always be the most sound or successful way to find the answers but right now there is sometimes no other option.
Perhaps giving animals the likeness of a machine is to far. However, the concept of animals only being able to learn from experience and not from teaching the way humans do helps serperate the two parties and further push the idea that we are different and should not hold the same rights. Another argument used by the supporters of animal testing is the notion of voluntary consent. Human beings have the mental capacity to personally volunteer themselves for experimentation for the advancement of modern medicine if they so desired. Animals, on the other hand, lack this mental capacity.
Animal experiments are conducted to test whether the manufactured drugs, that are going to be put out in the market, are safe. They are also conducted as research purposes, like discovering cures for untreatable diseases. However, animal testing has been called in to question because its cruelty and lack of promised results. Is it possible to assume animal testing has become unnecessary? First of all, the conduction of animal experimentation can be easily rejected because of the immorality and cruelty that comes with it.
Audience Throughout the centuries our views on animal testing has drastically changed. Animal experimentation is when a live animal is forced to perform something or get performed on, that likely causes pain and suffering. Animal experiments include injecting or force feeding animals with harmful substances, exposing animals to radiation, forcing animals to inhale toxic gases, or surgically removing animals’ organs to cause damage. Animal testing can have both pros and cons to it. A pro to animal testing is that it doesn 't put humans to harm.
This would leave to the unpredictable side effect and long unknowing research”. (Dave, Anderson) Another reason why animal testing is good rather than an alternative is that the alternative is humans. The alternative use of human research is a costly and has unforeseeable effects. The use of humans on approved products pose huge risk levels to all human volunteers. However, animal testing offers an essential first test level that does not pose a threat to humans.
This new policy ensures that the use of animals is permissible as long as it is approved by the necessary agencies and standards of animal welfare and care. By this law, this protects the animals from abuse from illegal animal testing. Clinical testing were filtered and sort out after the law was enforced to minimized the use of animals. Through this laws and procedures, animal testing is acquiring more positive feedback since the officials are doing something to minimized and protect them. Considering it morally, is a judgment where we have to think of the greater good and the benefits it may give the humans.
And yet, it is difficult to be completely biased and think we should stop animal testing once and for all. However, in this essay, I will try to balance the controversy by outlining why such practices should be cut down significantly, but still kept in a certain percentage. First of all, it is important to mention that many human lives have been saved thanks to cures that have been first tested on animals. It is impossible to neglect the fact that there is a vast number of treatments and cures available, that wouldn’t have come to light if there hadn’t been series of experiments conducted on animals. Despite sounding unethical or immoral, we have to acknowledge that millions of lives have been saved.