Animal Research What is your opinion on animal testing? Do you think it’s right to test products that may be harmful on animals? I think it’s wrong and mistaken. As humans we often don't see all the harm we cause for others. Animals have feelings too, just because they're an animal doesn't mean that they don't feel the pain.
Since man’s basic instinct is to protect himself and all others from harm, purposely killing or hurting any living being is morally wrong whether it is a human or any other creature. An animal, no matter how small or unimportant, is a living being and should be treated with respect, and no one has the right to decide whether an animal should live or die. Therefore, it is an inhumane act to mistreat animals in any way, and man should not be able to decide whether an animal should be used for scientific benefits or not. (2) Animals feel fear, pain, and stress while being tested but are unable to communicate these feelings in a spoken language. There is no doubt that if humans were used for testing, they would be told of the consequences and have the right to refuse.
One of the most touchy aspects of our relationship with animals is the use of animals in laboratory sciences. Some manufactures of cosmetics and household products still conduct painful and useless tests on live animals, even though no law requires them to do so. Some people, called anti-vivisectionists, are at one extreme in their concern. They want an abolition of all experiments on live animals. At the other extreme there are those who say that it is quite all right for us to do whatever we like to animals.
Therefore it is immoral to use animals in experiments" (Sapontzis 209). It would be great if this world where our lives were actually governed by morals. The sad truth is that we do not. Until we do, someone is going to have to stand up for the silent majority that is incapable of voicing its opinion. When there is torture and unjust treatment towards humans, people then realize that it is wrong.
They have a lot of drug recalled because animal testing didnt show that they where harmful. It is just a waste of money, time and effort to test on animals because 60% of the time it just torments the animals and never benefits anyone. Why do you need to know this because I think you need to know how useless animal testing is. Drug companies use animals to test their products to make sure their safe but it doesnt always work and it is very inhumane to the animals they are testing on. According to geocities.com article paw_n_tails that I accessed on November 10 to measure severe burns on live tissue, a pet is burned alive with a flame-thrower until the charred flesh can be removed in large pieces from while the animal is still alive.
Testing methods, if they continue, should best be done, how PetSci runs their testing. There’s no need to harm or kill animals to produce products because other companies successfully produce their products without testing on animals. Claiming that your company cares about animals by promoting adoption and donation services on your website contradicts the harmful testing you do behind the scenes. Don’t continue the testing because the public will think of you as cruel people who don’t care about animals. The continued killing of animals will only bring bad publicity and hatred once all your customers (animal lovers) find out the harm done.
Although humans often benefit from successful animal research, the pain, the suffering, and the deaths of animals are not worth the possible human benefits. Therefore, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products. First, animals' rights are violated when they are used in research. Tom Regan, a philosophy professor at North Carolina State University, states: "Animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment. .
The laws put in place to protect your property “are in fact not even intended to protect animals and their interests, but to serve human interests.” (Tannenbaum 2) Basically, this means that the only reason that the laws were created was to please the people who made them. They were not made to protect the animals. These laws that were instated cover many subjects but most obvious are: forced reproduction (mills); any form of cruelty (mostly intentional harm); and fighting. Scattered across the United States there are animal owners breeding designer animals indiscriminately: animals in tiny, wired cages. Imagine being confined to an area that is so small that you cannot stretch or walk erect.
According to, Marc Bekoff from Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect “Although animals may be different from us, this does not make them LESS than us.” In conclusion, animal testing is useless, outrageous, inhuman, disgusting, and absolutely horrific. There is no reason that with today technology we should even have animal testing. It is unnecessary to murder and torture millions of innocent animals. Animal testing should be banned from the united states and anyone who ever does it illegally should be jailed, and given a major fine for being a savage for torturing innocent animals.
Animals should never be involved with this painful treatment that they do not deserve (Sokol, 2008). Animals deserves to live freely and they have rights too instead of being forced and tortured by human beings. Sadly these poor animal are unable to give their consent for being used as a test subject. In conclusion, although there is no denying that animal testing can find new cure to save human life, animal testing should never conducted as animal testing is morally wrong and very unethical. This is proof enough that animal testing should be banned by the government.