Defining ethical: This relates to moral principles or knowledge with dealing with a certain situation. Moral relativism and the self interest theory will be used. And the WOK I will be using is emotion. Primary Knowledge Claim: Seeing that there is a big number of people accepting that it is acceptable to test on animals I think: I think it is ethically wrong to have animals being experimented for the betterment. 25 million animals are experimented on for biomedical researches, science education (dissecting heart, where animals are dead) and cosmetics (for mascaras and liquid liners), every year in the US.
Stop The Suffer: Find a Solution The estimated number of animals used in experiments worldwide in 2005 was 115.3 million, according to Cynthia Burnett (2009). Since that time and even before, animal testing became such a controversial issue. People continuously argue about important questions that concern its actual effectiveness, morality, and legality. Animal testing refers to the procedure of testing medicines and industry products on living animals to acquire knowledge with practical benefits for people and evaluate the products’ safety and usefulness. Some people support animal testing because it helped in finding life-saving cures for several diseases, animals themselves benefited from the results of these experiments, and the governments
Animal Testing: Bloody Secret behind beauty It is true that cosmetics are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. Most of people don’t know the reality of animal testing, they just want to know the effectiveness of the products. Animal testing in cosmetics and other products affects our society, we must understand and try to solve this problem. Animal testing is widely used to develop new cosmetics and test the safety of the products. However, these tests or experiments can cause animals pain and suffering.
“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” (Immanuel Kant) Animals, ranging from the horse fly to the mouse, are used in laboratory experiments and scientific research all over the world and are often subject to poor treatment. They are critically used for research to learn more about the human body without harming the human being itself. Although many people might argue testing on animals puts them at risk, how many human and animal lives have actually been protected as a result of animal testing? Animals should continue to be used in scientific experiments to not only lower human suffering but also animal suffering . Lowering human suffering is one reason of using animals in research.
Seeing what animal testing has done for mankind is a major factor in this paper because it has done wonders for us in the medical field, but the cost has been equal and has hurt many. So is it worth the pain or not? While looking at how animal testing has done a lot for us in the medical field people need to look at what the cost has been to achieve these. Many animals have been totured and even killed which in many peoples mind is wrong. Thousands on animals have been killed for our personal use and they had no say in what could happen to them.
Throughout the centuries, medical doctors have researched on live animals to find cure to several diseases which affect both the animals and humans. Even though many people endure this practice as noble, some people still look down at animal experimentation as a cruel and inhumane treatment to animals. The government has already authorized animal experimentation to mitigate the unrest by those people. In fact, The Animal Welfare Act covered most lab animals, and provided guidelines for pain alleviation during procedures, food, and housing. However, the government still has to take more action to spread the awareness about the benefits of animal experimentation (Person).
Second is to use animals as models for studying human diseases, such as viruses, and the effectiveness of human medicine, Third is to use animals as toxicity testing of drugs , food, cosmetics, and household chemicals; these experiments tells us whether a particular manufactured substance might be harm or even lethal for humans. Almost animal are killed when the studies are complete. This show that we value animals less than for what they
If the animal is lucky enough to survive, they are either placed in some of the cruelest conditions or even released into the wild. Some animal testing labs are nice enough to care after the testing, but that does not matter because the animal will continue to go through testings until death. Animals are supposed to be part of family memories or something that can place a smile on someone’s face on a bad day. These continuous testings only bring tears to our eyes or a frown that unfortunately, cannot be turned upside
But that’s not the only case of medical testing gone wrong. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a clinical trial of Hepatitis B drug fialuridine had to be stopped because it caused severe liver damage in seven patients, five of whom died. It had been tested on animals first. The multiple claims of medicine tested on animals bringing harm to the very people it was designed to help shows that testing on animals poses a threat to not just animals, but humans as well. It 's a moot point to bring suffering to a living being if the reasoning behind the harm is
Because of oil, predator populations are decreasing and prey populations are increasing. Springer considers that predators’ populations are decreasing because of oil poisoning, therefore prey populations are rising (https://phy.org). If predators are all dying from oil, their prey will not have anything to eat them, causing their populations to increase. Biomagnification can also cause those issues. Biomagnification (where an animal eats another animal with oil in/on it and then the oil basically gets more dangerous inside the animal) is also messing up food chains when an animals eats something like a fish.