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.
Procon.org reads, “If vaccines were not tested on animals, millions of animals would have died from rabies, distemper, feline leukemia, infectious hepatitis virus, tetanus, anthrax, and canine parvovirus.” The main debate over testing on animals is that people want the animals’ well being to be taken care of. It is understandable that some will sympathize with them however, if their goal was to keep an animal healthy then the best option would be to let the animal be tested on so that it can be cured. Taking away animal testing will also take away an animal’s last option in surviving. There is an argument that the animals will not be taken care of because they must go through inhumane acts in order to be tested and they would never benefit from testing. Although, this isn’t the case because there are laws that regulate how the animal should be cared for such as the Federal Animal Welfare Act.
Makeup companies should not be granted permission to test on animals. Cosmetic companies continue to test makeup on many different animals all over the world. Although cosmetic testing is banned in a few countries, most major countries continue to test products on animals. There are much more beneficial ways to ensure that makeup products are safe to use. Makeup companies waste time and money into animal testing.
Animals have existed by human’s side for millions of years, however, recently, certain animals are being used to test human products. Products that are not significant compared to the pain animals such as guinea pigs, dogs, rats; and rabbit are forced to endure. Would testing that one lipstick formula or mascara be worth the agony of a living soul? For some, the answer would be yes, our own selfish needs outweigh their effects on others. Perhaps some people would even be the ones testing on these animals as long as they get paid.
And 21 century science would be more trustworthy from all the years and money on improving it. Some alternatives to animal testing are doing vitro testing(In Testing | Alternatives to Animal Testing and Research), genetic testing, microdosing-humans receiving small doses of drugs-, MRI and CT scans, etc. (In Testing | Alternatives to Animal Testing and Research) Others have thought otherwise because it has created some great medical breakthroughs. Such views are misguided because so many animals are harmed horribly and there are so many more ways that we could find cures Animal testing is cruel, unnecessary and should be banned. Sure, there are some diseases that get cured, but in the five years of testing, millions of animals die.
Scientific innovation is based on trial and error. Experiment upon experiment is conducted in order to ensure that a certain hypothesis or treatment is valid or safe. However, there is a growing controversy behind the morality of certain types of testing; especially on animals. Scientists have been conducting experiments on animals for centuries, which has resulted in many medical advances that would have otherwise taken much longer to realize. Consequently though, a great multitude of people has begun to advocate for animal rights in this area.
The controversial topic that I chose to do my research paper on is whether or not animal testing should be used in scientific experiments. This topic is important because 26 million animals are used annually in the U.S alone. I chose this topic because of the strong views of both sides and how well backed up they are. This is a major discussion that has been going on for years with no apparent resolution in sight. There are two sides to using animal testing, which are that using animals has helped us in experiments, making us able to test on living subjects without using human volunteers, and that animal testing is abusive, cruel and unnecessary because of the other resources we could use, being that animals are different from humans.
Some sciencetest may say genetically modifying will help solve food problems in the world. The process of genetically animals is that before the animal is born genes are swapped out with a different gene while the baby is still being born which can cause some effects in animal some bad and some good but the reality is that things never turn out how the were first attended to. animals But is the cost of genetically modified animals really worth the cost of the animals health and the environment safety. Genetically modifying can be cruel to animals. When genetically modified animals are first born in experiments they are usually put to death and cut open so that sciencetest could check and see if a change has accrued in the animal.
In addition, the IACUC cannot actually prevent the laboratories from causing suffering in animal experimentation if the scientist deems the experiment as a scientific need. This means that if the experimenters claim that the use of procedures that subject laboratory animals to pain and distress is necessary to further human health, then the IACUC will approve the experiment. This is a problem that needs to be fixed because it allows scientific experimenters to conduct any procedure that will cause suffering to the animals. This needs to change because these committees do not protect the animals, it is only a weak barrier to lessen animal suffering (Rowan).
Medical research is the hardest case of proposition in the debate whether animal testing should be banned or not, since it has previously yielded substantial benefits for humanity. Throughout moral, humanistic, and social perspectives animal testing is beneficial for medical evolution. Animals ' rights are of less moral worth than human rights. Humans are complex beings with large well developed brains, which form sizeable social groups, have significant ability to communicate with one another, and possess desires, preferences and interests about the world. Humans have an awareness of their own existence and mortality, and as such are beings worthy of moral consideration.