Animal testing is the use of animals in medical, biological, and physiological studies. It is viewed as an extremely controversial topic in which some think of animals as their own while others believe animal testing is needed for medical progress and research. Animal testing should be abolished because the tests performed on animals are unethical,
Animal Cruelty comes in several forms, many of which are often overlooked by people on an everyday basis. Animal cruelty is defined as someone hurting or not properly caring for an animal responsibly. A big contributor to this is animal testing, which is the use of animals in research and developmental experiments. In order to fully understand animal testing, a brief history of when and why it was started in the first place. Biomedical research is the most basic form of animal testing.
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.
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
Scientists are able to test on cells in a petri dish, instead of using something that is living. This is a good idea because you can use any type of cell that you want. If you use human cells, you can get a much more accurate result, and find out if the product is really safe. Some people will volunteer to donate blood in order to test on. Scientists have also created artificial skin called Thincert.
Also animal rights are ignored when they are being used for testing (Lonestar.edu). Stephanie Liou’s article “Animal Research: The Ethics Of Animal Experimentation”, states that people believe animals do have moral status (Web.Stanford.edu). The article also states that animals and humans are similar because both can feel pain and pleasure so animals should have the same moral status and treatment (Web.Stanford.edu). As a result, animals should be treated equally just like humans and thereare certain laws involved in animal testing. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s article “Animal Testing and the Law”, “Legal test include burning, poisoning, starving, forced smoking, mutilating, etc” (aldf.org).
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.
This drug was tested on animals, but all the necessary test were not ran to insure the safety of consumer. After the side effects were discovered the FDA went back and researched the drug, and it was discovered that it causes defects across a wide range of species. Because of this catastrophe now it’s mandatory to do all the test before a product is
Abstract Animal testing the experiments performed on animals that are used to test the effectiveness and safety of a wide range of things, from medication to cosmetics. They are also used to understand how the human body works. Animal testing is one of the major controversial issues, but animal testing has dramatically contributed to science. First, some people think that animal testing should not be used for testing medical techniques and drugs. However, medical research involving animal testing improved the health of human beings.
There were 3.7 million scientific procedures performed on animals according to the UK home office. Nobody wants animals to be treated cruelly but you would not like your love ones to have the best chance of survival it forced with deadly disease. Even though there are animal testing alternatives it is often necessary to treatment with a living body. Every major medical achievement has relied on animal testing. Scientist try to limit the harm caused in animals.