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. We need to continue to to find new and improved alternatives so that we may preserve the lives and dignity of animals, but can also ensure the consumer of product safety. Many manufactures such as Avon, Revlon, and Estee Lauder have ceased animal tests. the fact that companies are supporting alternatives and reduce animal usage is a good sign but the fight is clearly not over. This project has educated my family and I to be more caring consumers and we will use are buying power to pressure companies into banning animal testing within the commercial market.
Scientists use animals instead of humans because experimenting against humans is viewed as impractical and unethical. The debate of animals being used in commercial products and educational exercises is an emotionally stimulated issue going on in modern society. Many animal rights groups, including PETA, have found that the way that animals are being treated during testing is morally wrong. Emotion may be the determining factor in deciding whether a person believes that animal testing is ethical or unethical. The use of animal testing has been beneficial, discovering many different medications that have saved human lives.
Our society is split into supporters and opponents of animal experimentation. The latter tend to resort to violent methods of protest, namely they intimidate physicians involved in animal testing, etc. Whereas proponents of animal testing emphasize that without employment of animals in research advances in modern medicine would be impossible, antivivisectionists do not take into consideration numerous benefits of animal experimentation to humans and claim that it is unethical to use animals in tests. It is the conflict between animal rights advocates and scientists, who conduct experiments on animals to improve the welfare of people. Alternatives to animal research, clinical value of animal testing, human domination over animals and their greater moral significance, exposure of animals to needless suffering and abuse are the questions that are frequently raised by antivivisectionists.
It would be immoral to conduct such tests on humans, and so animals serve as our stand-ins for many kinds of testing and research. Those who support animal testing may care deeply about animals but don't place them on an equal status with humans. Research on animals may be de... ... middle of paper ... ...n’t react the same towards drugs as humans would. This causes suffering to animals for no reason at all. Most cosmetics require test to be done to see if they will be safe for human use.
Our creator did not create anything to be tortured. Animals should not be subjected to abuse or harsh experimentation because they are a life as well.” When asked what were her thoughts on animal experimentation she made a valid point. “Technically they are experimenting on humans indirectly in a sense because even though they test animals to try to prevent sickness and death in humans the medicine, products, and procedures still has so many side effects.” With that being said obviously animal testing is not a fool- proof way of advancing the medical and cosmetic field if products have such a horrific amount of possible side effects and the cost of animal lives is not an acceptable price for medicine and procedures that kind of
The Advantages of Animal Experimentation It is the general consensus of the populous that it would be unethical to experiment on humans first, and that some other method of safety testing is required prior to human experimentation. Animal testing was found to be this step. In fact, animal models provide a means for scientists to discover new treatments and drug... ... middle of paper ... ...imal experimentation did. Furthermore, I agree that the use of animals models is unreliable because of the stress lab animals are under, the fact that they are poor predictors of human results and that the test populations are not representative of the populations that will be receiving the products. I am also in agreement that animal experimentation is immoral.
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.
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.
From http://www.search.eb.com/failedlogin?target=/ Cohen, C. & Regan, T. (2001). The animal rights debate. The U.S.A.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Dolan, K. (1999). Ethics, animals and science. Great Britain: MPG Books Ltd, Bodmin, Cornwall.
By them having different genetic structures it makes it difficult because they could find something that works for an animal but could harm a human and the other way around. Another flaw to animal testing is that use cosmetics on the animals, thing like lip stick, eye liner, and mascara on animals. These things are made for human enjo... ... middle of paper ... ...ay an important factor in to why animal testing should be banned from the lab and why it is unethical to use animals in the lab. Scientists should find healthy and safe alternatives to figuring out thing, rather than using helpless animals. Works Cited AFP.