Should animals be used for scientific research or not?
The usage of animals for testing is a very popular issue today. In nearly all countries animals, such as rats, rabits are used for scientific research. There are to opposite points of view on this issue. The debate will never end. Iwant to discuss it with my friend.
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In my opinion, medical science can't develop without animal testing. The results of drug testing on animals are recognized as the most accurate. So there is no alternative method, which can be so reliable. As a result without animal testing scientists can't test their drugs and of course can't save millions of people's live. For example, animal testing help them to create antibiotics and vaccines that saved many people. So only the polio vaccine itself saved millions of people's lives. Moreover, nowadays treatment and control of disease aren't possible without animal research. So it helped to defeat many dangerous diseases such as Thalidomide. This disease infect pregnant women and in the middle of the twentieth century many babies were born whether without legs or hands, but nowadays it can't cause any problems, because the treatment to the illness was successfully tested on rates. Moreover, scientists use animals to test new remedies, which would cure many dangerous diseases, such as AID. However without animal testing scientists can't create new drugs, new treatments, which would be save millions of people's lives. So I think that people forgot about origins of most remedies and they can't imagine that animal testing helped to create drugs, which save millions of lives every day.
915 days ago | Side: yes
I also agree that animals should be used for scientific research. On the one hand it is cruel and unethical thing. But on the other hand chimpanzee's DNA is simmilar to human's in 90 %. Also organs of such animals like rats, dogs and etc similar to human's, so it allows use this benefit for open heart surgeries and transplantations.
913 days ago | Side: yes
How else are we going to learn the secrets of medicine without killing people on accident? I don't particularly care if animals die from medical testing; if it means more human beings live, then I see no shame.
And if the animals are only put into extreme pain from the tests, just give them animal-painkillers!
882 days ago | Side: yes
If animals were not used for scientific research we would be a living in a very primitive world. We would not have even half of the medical breakthroughs we have achieved over the years because of animal testing. Animal testing, contrary to what a lot of bigoted Christians and hippy groups like to say, is actually most of the time very humane. I would much rather live in a world where testing on living things is not necessary, but i do, and it is very necessary.
913 days ago | Side: yes
Contrary to what a lot of bigoted Christians and hippy groups like to say, is actually most of the time very humane.
"More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments. Exact numbers aren't available because mice, rats, birds and cold-blooded animals—who make up more than 95 percent of animals used in experiments—are not covered by even the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act and therefore go uncounted. To test cosmetics, household cleaners, and other consumer products, hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year by cruel corporations. Mice and rats are forced to inhale toxic fumes, dogs are force-fed pesticides, and rabbits have corrosive chemicals rubbed onto their skin and eyes. Many of these tests are not even required by law, and they often produce inaccurate or misleading results; even if a product harms animals, it can still be marketed to you"
809 days ago | Side: No
Im truly against it. If you want to test medicine, test in on yourself. Yeah i understand that without animals, we wouldn't get far in the advancement of medicine but honestly....do you want to be tested?
Dont get me wrong. I would choose a rat over me any day if the only two choices of testing was either me or the rat.
915 days ago | Side: No
There is no doubt that i would give a mice for testing than me. But i find it immoral because life is life. If you don't want to be put up then what gives you the right to be put up as well?????
However, i can't deny the advancement we have grown with animal testing and im grateful that we have lots of cures.
914 days ago | Side: yes
I think that it depends on what the research is for. For medical research, absolutely, but not for testing cosmetics and self-care products like new lotions, make up or shampoos because in my opinion these are not necessity items. For example if we are looking for vaccinations for illness, of course, animal testing is necessary. Also if the choice will be to harm some animals to save people or if one’s of my family were sick and needed a life saving treatment, I would do almost anything to save. To sum up, an animal suffer in the hands of humans.
913 days ago | Side: No
I think that animals should not be treated as people's tool at getting something. Also i am not even sure if people have right to kill animals and eat them. When you talk about that it sounds scary, doesn't it? i understand that sometimes humanity have to make decisions whether either us or them. I do really get that. But still, it does not work with me completely. I can't stand seeing how people treat animals like...animals. that is all irony in it. We are so used being cruel to those friends of us, that word "animal" became a synonym of non-ethical creatures. i realize that it sounds confusing, but so is me when thinking of animal treatment issues.
913 days ago | Side: No
In my opinion testing on animals, should be strictly prohibited because of the two main reasons. First reason is extinction of certain species of animals. If we use pandas or whales for testing, in the future this animals are going to vanish from the earth. Japan already got in trouble because of killing whales. The second reason is: by testing animals people are torturing a living beings... And it is absolutely unethical and immoral. That is why animals should not be used for scientific research.
844 days ago | Side: yes
While iI think that animals should not be used in medical testings. Because animals have rights as well and they should not be violated.Animal testing is used to ensure that products are safe for consumers. Unfortunately, many animals are seriously harmed in the process.More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments.
911 days ago | Side: No
Omgg! You guys are all stupid. How are you gonna say animals should be used for scientific research that is cruel as hell! 1,000 of poor animals die a year just for research. You gotta be fuggin kidding me. You know if you really want this scientific research to go on, how about instead of animals they test on your selfish asses! Because killing an animal is the same thing as killing a human. So stop thinking ur better than everything. And also you guys really are saying bunnies for hamburgers. I hope someone eats your ass one day! Won't that be fun. It'll be fun for me :D
865 days ago | Side: No
Animals should not be used for testing because if the creature contracts a disease and the human has been in contact with it then we have an infected human. It is down right cruel as well, how would you feel if someone was poking, injecting and prodding you? If it were me or the rat I would choose me, but as a whole it is cruel. I understand the medical community's aim but to know they're killing an animal with no regret? There is a lot of animal activists saying "No Cruelty to Animals" but this often goes a stray when animal testing comes into the equation.
Animals should not be used for scientific research.
833 days ago | Side: No
All conscious organisms feel pain, but not all can reason to the same extent. Even within the human species, not all humans can reason, but all can feel pain. Therefore, because pain is equal among all species and all animals, research should not be conducted on animals, unless those researches are willing to test humans as well.
809 days ago | Side: No