Should animals be used for scientific experimentation?
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As should humans. (We are animals also.)
Only animals specifically bred for that purpose, as there are animals bred for food.
When it comes to humans then only those who qualify for it, for example criminals who may not be in general population till they die. And through cloning. Then there are the volunteers, for "harmless" experiments, whose effort will of course be compensated.
323 days ago | Side: Yes
First, there is a massive difference between cruel experiments and simple animal psychological experiments.
Not all experiments mean dissecting something while it's living or feeding it poison.
Most modern experiments are expected to be humane, and have a written purpose.
Non-humane experiments, where the animals are kept in filthy living quarters or are treated badly are not experiments I endorse, however, it might still be important to conduct more controversial experiments as well.
It is a tough issue, but if you have a hypothesis regarding something, and can prove that you will conduct a test humanely, then I feel that it may be something that one should be allowed to test, provided it will actually prove something.
Testing animals for fun is cruelty and nothing more.
323 days ago | Side: Yes
I do love animals but the animals they probably have no where else to go because they are orphans or grew up in a cage and doesn't know how to survive in the wild. Most of the time scientists use animals that aren't endangered. But if you are against this then think of it this way. If any of your family members died from a harmful disease these animals are helping find a cure once the cure is found they do not have to test on the animal any more.
322 days ago | Side: Yes
Isn't that why the chicken crossed the road? To help us determine which came first, the chicken or the egg.
Also, isn't that how they got the wood chuck to chuck wood so that we could figure out how much wood he could chuck?
I think this side is winning ;)
321 days ago | Side: Yes
Barely any of you would be alive right now if it were not for scientific experimentation, and that includes working with animals. One can not make drugs or prove new measures designed to aid the biological system without working on a biological system.
I'd like to see those that disagree with this form of research, turn down the medicines that will keep them or their loved ones alive, because they feel sorry for the bunnies.
313 days ago | Side: Yes
NO way! Animals are not ours to do with what we like. If there was some superior being (aliens?) among us, would it be okay for them to experiment on us? Of course not! Horrific experiments have been performed and animals and continue to be. If you knew what abounds in private labs, you would be horrified. Did you know that experimentation labs routinely get dogs from "pounds" and use them? I know of one true story about a beautiful Collie that was experimented upon. His spleen was twisted, on purpose, to see what the outcome would be. He was sewn back up (twisted spleen and all) and awakened alone and in pain. The next morning, the dog was found on the floor, in a puddle of his own blood; his sutures had torn open. He was given too much IV fluid, hence, the bursting open of his wound. Although the dog was near death, he wagged his tail in greeting to his abusers. Without emotion from the humans, the dog was promptly euthanized. This is just ONE story. There are many, many disturbing stories of animal experimentation. All are wrong. All are horrific.
248 days ago | Side: No
Men have no natural domain over animals. We have given it to ourselves through arrogance and religion. How is it ethical to raise and hurt animals in unnatural environments? Yes, it helps human beings, but why is helping humans more important than helping animals that are endangered? They are most likely endangered because of humans destruction of the earth..It is unethical, but it is counterintuitive for the human obsessions: Convenience and Longevity. This argument is invalid to people who think that critical thinking entitles us to do whatever we want.
322 days ago | Side: No
When dolphins or whatever species will take over for us, we wouldn't be so pro-scientific experimentation. Never forget this world is a present, which we are nothing but a part of. Respecting it, would turn ourselves into humans. We would never be called homo consumens again, as we, unfortunately, are nowadays.
321 days ago | Side: No