Despite its positive history of its many medical discoveries, animal testing should not be tolerated as it is unethical, costly, ignorant, and because many cheaper and more reliable alternatives have been created. Many people are against animal testing, whereas many people also support animal testing. Many products must be tested before they are exposed to humans, from cosmetics, drugs, and to plastic bags. Famous make up companies, such as ‘L’Oreal’ and even ‘Glade’ tests on animals, while companies such as ‘Burt’s Bees’ and ‘Mary Kay’ do not test on animals (“Beauty”). The foremost reason people are against animal testing is because animals are tested without their consent.
The use of animal testing has been beneficial, discovering many different medications that have saved human lives. However, animal testing is an unethical practice going on in society. In my opinion, the problems of animal testing outweigh the benefits. Morally, animal testing is a cruel and inhumane practice used in countless experiments. Animals have no voice in whether they want to be used for testing or not.
In fact, they're not anything like ours. There has been testing after testing done on animals to help find cures and medicine that will work on humans. After all that... what do we have to show for it? A puzzle with missing pieces that we are not going to find... not this way. Ray Creek, a board -certified doctor, explains why the use of animals actually slows down medical research.
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.
4). It is very unlikely that animal experiment... ... middle of paper ... ...d do as the animal-rights activists say and treat animals with respect and compassion. Animals used for experimentation are still being tortures, experimented on, and killed today. The research animals’ lives lie in the hope that the animal-rights activists will put an end to animal research. Since animals are different from humans, experimenters are wasting time and hurting animals only to find little that works on human beings.
The only problem is that scientists refuse to take advantage of it because they feel animal research is more reliable. According to Clarence Little, a leading cancer animal experimenter, “many other important medical advances have been delayed because of misleading information derived from animal models (Miller 138). New brought up technology known as Epiderm and Episkin, can imitate human skin cells and the structure of the human skin (ANNA). Researchers can now test on these alternative methods rather than the skin of live rabbits. Another Alternative option to animal testing is called EpiOcular.
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. .
This being said, it is not easy to comprehend why animal testing continues. However, as a community people think that “the benefits to humans does not justify the harm to animals” (Hajar 1). This goes to show how people who are pro-animal testing, marginalize the damage animal testing is doing to animals. While some may say that there needs to be alternative methods to animal testing, others may say that without animal testing it would be harder to test out new products for humans. Yet, with the information given by doctors Hackam and Redelmeier, it is clear to see that the use of animals is no longer
A veil of ignorant point of view would completely neglect that harm humans are doing to the poor animals by experimenting on them as this perspective would only focus on the advantages of animal testing. The golden mean perspective would feel that animal testing is not right in all circumstances but sometimes experimenting on animals can be right as it can be beneficial for humans although harmful for animals at the same time too. References Berlin, Ann. “Animal Testing: Why it is Morally Offensive.” Animal Liberation Front.com. 13 Nov. 2006.
” Animal testing should one day be stopped. Animals like us have feelings, they do feel pain and torture. Just because animals can't talk or communicate with us well does not mean they should be treated like this. Many people don't know what animals go through during animal testing. Help reduce animal testing by buying products that aren't tested on animals.