When it comes to the needless torture of animals that we claim to benefit, the animals lives need to be taken into consideration. S. F. Sapontzis gives his theory as to why animals should not be used in testing. To start with, animals are not capable of giving their consent to be used as subjects in an experiment. Secondly, "experiments can only be performed on an individual who is willing, morally speaking. Therefore it is immoral to use animals in experiments" (Sapontzis 209).
If the issue were simple, animal experimentation might never have become so controversial. Each year in the United States an estimated 20-70 million animals-from cats, dogs and primates, to rabbits, rats and mice-suffer and die in the name of research. Animal tests for the safety of cosmetics, household products and chemicals are the least justifiable. Animals have doses of shampoo, hair spray, and deodorant dripped int... ... middle of paper ... ...r laurels. Many companies still say that animal tests are the most likely to hold up in court if a human is injured by a cosmetic or household product and, for that reason, they will struggle to hold on to animal-based research.
Just as it is unethical to conduct research on humans who have not consented to it, it is wrong to experiment on animals. Humans may benefit from the results of research, but this does not justify injuring or killing other innocent creatures. Additionally, although animals may not be autonomous, they do have interests, which human guardians must be assigned to protect. If humans are in fact superior to animals, then they must have obligations to protect them from harm and exploitation (Sapontzis ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts. But not all scientists agree that animal experimentation can be replaced (Macmillan).
Nevertheless, the argument above is weak as animal testing is unethical, immoral and the chances of these animal experiences pain and sufferings is very high. Base on a study done by The British Unio... ... middle of paper ... ...r drugs would affect with the respond and results of the experiment (PETA, n.d.). This causes animal to experience unbearable pain, suffering and often left to die in laboratory (Animal Laid, n.d.). The Hippocratic Oath that no harm and injustice goes in to animals and shall be kept within their reach. Animals should never be involved with this painful treatment that they do not deserve (Sokol, 2008).
Animal testing needs to be eliminated for a number of reasons. Most experiments, which involve animals, are flawed and never used on humans, wasting the lives of those animals. Animal testing, which violates animal’s rights, is expensive, unreliable, and unsafe. It is important to know the horrific facts about animal testing as well as the alternative methods; therefore, humanity can better the economy, and not only human lives but also animals lives. The term “animal testing” refers to experimentations on living animals for the purpose of research into biology and illnesses, assessing effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, ... ... middle of paper ... ...s well as researchers should proceed in creating a law that protects animals from animal cruelty during experimentation.
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. .
There are several types of animals being used for research, but not surviving the test. Animals are similar to human beings; they have hearts just like human beings. Researchers have absolutely no sympathy for these animals, including the vicious ones. All animals need some type of affection from humans, or else there is a high possibility the animals will not survive. Personally, animal researching should be banned, but doing so, the researchers would have to find something else or someone else to test the products on to make sure the products are useable to humans.
Animals may not have human rights but they certainly have basic moral rights. But, when we look at all these testing labs these animals are no longer living a peaceful and free life. They have no choice but to be exploited. Unlike animals we can stand up for ourselves when we feel endangered or put in a situation that makes us uncomfortable. On the contrary, animals are helpless; they have no ability to be understood.
I believe that animals should have rights and be treated with value, if we do not stop animal testing we as humans are guilty of speciesism. Also, its not good for our economy, most of it is done for cosmetics when it isn’t even required, its cruel that most of the animals that are used have been bred specifically for testing, there ARE many good, even better alternatives to it, and its simply not practical. We shouldn’t be doing human tests that are for humans, on animals. As Dr. Robert Maronpot said “the problem is we don’t know what the findings really mean”. And we do not need to continue testing on animals, there is no real reason why we should.
This implies that they discourage those who use animals to participate in a sport or commercial animal agriculture, and animal entertainment. I disagree with the concept of welfare because why would our species not help another species if we were intelligent enough to do so. Animal rights is a concept some believe that animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation, or any other purpose that animals deserve consideration of their best interest reg... ... middle of paper ... ...us and what benefits animals. We should implement the facts to the best of our ability, as should they. We can teach animals and train them to be as helpful as possible to our species, while providing them with all there necessities and spoil them.