Currently, human’s life is accorded a higher value than animal’s life (Singer, 1973) . The animal has been used in genetic manipulation experiments, but it is illegal to use human subjects in similar research activities. Human believes they have authority over animals hence it is difficult to prevent them from using animals for research especially when the results are not
It is also dangerous when they test on animals because they could get hurt and die. Their bodies and DNA are not the same and some experiments to find cures they have to either hurt the animal or kill it. Millions of animals like rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals are used by scientists because they think that they will be able to find a cure for humans. To research on them, they will need to infect them with the disease and the disease could possibly be deadly. Organizations like PETA were able to find the cure of cancer on mice, but the cure did not work on humans (PETA).
The recent effectiveness of Nuclear Transfer is underprivileged. The result of nuclear transfer is not really a clone because it possesses larger differences from monozygotic twins. The public has a great dissatisfaction against cloning for it is not fair to the animals and is in opposition to the law of nature. There is also a huge part of literature citing high percentage of miscarriage, stillbirth, early death, genetic abnormalities, and chronic diseases among cloned animals. Cloning also raises ethical problems in a sense that it violates the prohibitions or ideology regarding the law of nature.
Although it can be useful to know the side effects of something before trying it on humans, we don’t consider the effects it can have on the animals, which are often extremely harmful and cruel. Scientists have become progressive in creating alternative methods to these experiments. Now, animal testing is nearly unnecessary because there are alternatives which are more efficient and harmless. The rights of animals is a topic that comes up frequently, but people often turn their cheek the other way when it comes to their possessions being a product of cruelty.
With lines being crossed in animal experimentation, many feared that human experimentation might be the next step. The evidence to back the claim lies within the animal experimentation field. Animals suffered when officials performed experiments on them. Susan E. Lederer writes, "Antivivisectionists warned repeatedly that the failure of enact legislative safeguards for animal subjects would inevitably lead to human experimentation" (Lederer 45). The lack of regulations among animals made people wonder if the same could be done to them.
Due to this realization, it seems ridiculous to continue to harm, expose to danger, and mistreat animals all in the name of science. Ethics are described as the moral principles that guide the way people behave. Ethical issues range from child labor to discrimination to animal testing. Science has put regulations and restrictions against the
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. Immoral though it may seem, there is some logic in animal experimentation.
Although the experimentation of animals has furthered medical knowledge, it should not be allowed because it is brutal and animals are unable to give their approval. In order to do a study on humans it must be authorized by them, where animals are unable to give consent, which strikes questions in the world of science on whether this is morally acceptable. Although animal experimentation can result in saving the lives of millions, many find it to be cruel and unjust. Seeing as animals are unable to speak for themselves, they are still able to express their emotions through their behavior.
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?
Animal testing causes unneeded death to millions of animals that aren 't even protected under the Animal Welfare Act, and most experiments done on animals are flawed, wasting the lives of the animal subjects. But, there are also benefits to animal testing. For example, we wouldn 't have the polio vaccine or medical steps toward curing cancer. Even though that these benefits do exist it does not give these laboratories the right to abuse and force the animals into these tests, therefore, they should not be