Informative Essay: The Ethical Effects Of Testing On Animals

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Harry Harlow performed an experience many years ago that opened our eyes to the effects from the touch of a mother’s love to a child and if we need a mother to develop properly or if we can just have someone there to feed us and we deal with everything else on our own, such as being frightened or being placed in a strange room. He focuses on the two debates, the drive-reduction theory which is based on the idea that the bonds that children and mothers developed were the food and warmth mothers provided to meet their child’s biological needs. The other debate he wants to prove is with the attachment theorists. They feel that the provision of security through contact. Harlow was determined to figure out if the provision of food or contact is more…show more content…
There are many ethic issues when it comes to testing on animals. In our textbook, (p59) they raise two very important questions when it comes to testing on animals. One, does the research threaten the health and or well-being of the animal, and is it fair to the animal to be the one tested on when you are doing an experiment that should involve humans. With experiments, you typically need to get an informed consent form done before you begin. This allows the test subject to know what they are getting into and if there is any danger. This is one of the many reasons again why I am against animal testing. The animals can be treated poorly and thrown into so many stressful and dangerous situations, and they have no say in any of it. Scientist do however explain why animals make good test subjects, they couldn’t do test on some humans to see what happens when you do something to the brain but because some animals are similar they can get close enough results. Yes, animal subjects help science and without it I know we wouldn’t have some of the advances like we do

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