Animal Testing Is Wrong

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Life is good. That is where it should be. People were served with many kinds of information and knowledge but did people know what actually happened to this world? They definitely have learn and enjoy the bright side of it (the advancement in medication and cure in sickness) but did they notice the dark side of how this world really evolved? Did they even realize where the cure comes from? Each year, greater than 25 million of animals are used for scientific research and experiment purpose in United State. Imagine the quantity of animal involved just to provide people with current medical advancement and now, try to add in Malaysia as one on the list. In recent news, Malaysia government have approved the plan to build an animal testing laboratory…show more content…
Animal rights are violated the moment they are used for research. This is because they never have given any option or chances to choose whether to participate in any experiment. Their decisions are made for them since they cannot vocalize their own preferences and choice. Animals are normally subjected to experimentation that are often painful and could cause permanent damage or death. It is true that animals cannot talk nor make decision. Yet, people still can think rationally that none of these god’s creature willingly or voluntarily sacrifice themselves for the advancement of human welfare and new technology. Humans do not have the right to use animals for their own ends because animals are also a creation of god which makes them equally entitled to the same rights as humans. According to Bentham (2015), the questions that bothers when deciding on animal are not ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?’ Animals have the same ability to suffer as human do. The absent of cognitive ability, language, or moral judgement cannot become the reasons why they should be discriminated (Singer, 2009). Some says that animals cannot respect our rights, therefore we should not grant rights to them. This makes a typical example of equality and equity cases as it is well known that animals do not have the same cognitive ability as human do, yet we expect them to behave like human. For example, children also do not…show more content…
This is because the anatomic, metabolic and cellular differences of animal and human are very much different from each other which makes them as poor test model as much as irreliable in predicting results in human beings. For instances, cancer has an absymal record of failures where both humans and animals react differently when tested with carcinogen (Greek, 2007). Besides, animal test could also mislead researchers into ignoring potential cures and treatment. Aspirin for example, can be used to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain are found to be harmful to some animal species. These promising drugs may get shelved when they cause problems in animals which are not relevent for human. Not to mention, the long history of experiment on primates which mislead scientists about how rapidly Human Immunodefiency Virus (HIV) replicates resulting in mistreatment and lost lives (Newkirk, 2004). As for medical research purpose, Furlong, the professor of Clinical Neuroimaging stated that it is hardly possible to create a animal model that equates closely to human (as cited in Society,2009 ). In other words, it is almost impossible to create an animal testing subject which is able to acquire the same condition with patient suffered from diseases. This implies that animal testing can barely provide any means of cure for any newly discovered
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