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Debate Score:78
Arguments:50
Total Votes:101
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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.

Yes

Side Score: 41
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No

Side Score: 37
5 points

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.

| Side: yes
2 points

Yes, but only if there is absolutely no other way to get the needed information.

| Side: yes
TheThinker(1704) Disputed
3 points

You could test on yourself......?

The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

| Side: No
Hellno(16493) Disputed
2 points

You couldn't find a bigger animal lover than myself but if we may have the cure for cancer and have no other way of figuring that out other than testing it on animals then it's only common sense that that is what needs to be done.

| Side: yes

If scientific research wasn't conducted on rats and rabbits and other rodents, then nothing would ever be discovered. They can't use people, and if they can't use animals, what else can they use? Simple as that, I think.

| Side: yes
2 points

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.

| Side: yes
2 points

The animals also feel pain etc. like us, we are also similar psychologically.

| Side: yes
2 points

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!

| Side: yes

Why are we so worried about rats and rabbits? They are insignificant rodents.

| Side: yes
2 points

yes....!!! do you agree if human will be the one to use in scientific reseasrch...?

| Side: Yes
1 point

Surly some animals be used for scientific research.

Rabbit Hutches | Chicken Coops | Dog Kennels | Dog Beds | Dog Cages

Supporting Evidence: Dog Crates (www.dogkennelsoutlet.co.uk)
| Side: Yes
1 point

did you know the first living organism to go into space was a dog named lika

| 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.

| Side: yes
rob0915(58) Disputed
3 points

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"

(http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/default2.aspx).

| Side: No
thaglund(6) Disputed
1 point

Be careful when you use PETA as a supporting argument. They as a whole are not very good at publishing objective and non inflammatory information.

| Side: Yes
1 point

Just a test. Just a test. Just a test. Just a test. Just a test.Just a test

| Side: yes
2 points

Yeah that's great - now go do a test somewhere else and stop clogging up the feed on my profile please.

| Side: No
2 points

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.

| Side: No
spacejam(12) Disputed
1 point

Whaaa?! We might as well revert to bloodletting and treating humor disequalibriums. Do you know how many dead mice go into releasing a drug? You would rather that be dead scientists?

Granted that could make a pretty funny skit.

| Side: yes

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.

| Side: yes
2 points

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.

| Side: No
2 points

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.

| Side: No
2 points

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.

| Side: yes
1 point

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.

| Side: No
1 point

My daughter says heck no! you should test it on a plant first! But, I realize that plants are very different from animals. But she insists, so here it is!

| Side: No
1 point

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

| Side: No
1 point

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.

| Side: No
1 point

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.

| Side: No
1 point

Humans and animals are the same. Therefore, they should be treated similarly. If we test medicines and harmful materials on animals then it is not fair.

| Side: No

Psst..., yeah, you..., come here..., closer..., closer..., I'm going to let you in on a little secret..., [joe looks around to make sure the coast is clear before whispering] LIFE AIN'T FAIR!!!! ;)

| Side: No
1 point

It's just truly cruel. People think they are the owners of the world just because they are the most intelligent beings on Earth. But are animals mere slaves? I don't think so.

| Side: No

Using rabbits for scientific research is a waste of a good bunny burger ;)

| Side: No
amjad13(9) Disputed
2 points

Trying to be on the other side. Just want to see how it works.

| Side: yes
amjad13(9) Disputed
1 point

I disagree with this. It doesn't make sense to me. Can you explain your opinion more.

| Side: No
1 point

This time I support your opinion... Also I am testing the system.

| Side: No
0 points

No THEY WILL GO EXTINCT IT IS NOT THAT HARD SO GET SMART

| Side: No


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