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.
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).
As you begin to take a stand in animal cruelty and defend the animals of the world, remember the unnecessary cruelty involved in animal testing, how to regulate the process of animal testing to make it less inhumane, and the benefits of the solution and possible consequences that will occur if the solution is not implemented. Humans cannot achieve the high value of morality if we do not view every creature equally and treat all creatures with compassion. With that being said I urge you to consider your personal beliefs, your pets, your family, how would you feel if these tests were being run on them? Answering that question I hope and I know you will begin to make a change and help save the animals of America.
I agree with Gandhi statement, many animals are tested on, have been in cruel situation and so on, but testing on animals is wrong choice. Our moral value does not revolved around these animals, no, they revolved on the new drug or new treatment that come out every year. However, there are many pros and cons about animal testing for example, some of the pros would be, that animal testing gives us the most accurate effect on substance on a livin... ... middle of paper ... ...e predicted outcomes of the human body system. I believe animal research is cruel and unnecessary to use as an advantage to understand the possibilities of the outcomes of what could happen to the human body system. Works Cited "Animal Research FAQs."
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.
Treating animals with respect is morally right. However, using them in science and killing them is morally wrong. “ If an animal is injured or diseased, than there are very strong grounds for suspecting that it is suffering.” (Dawkins 26) But is it morally wrong if the animal that dies goes to finding the cure to cancer. Taking any things life is not respectable, which is understandable. But, in the view of a religious standpoint, animals were put here for our benefit.
Scientists experiment on animals and by doing this testing, scientists are supposed to develop safe medical treatments or medicines for humanity; however, most of the products created are never actually tried on humans. These animals are suffering through horrible and inhumane experiments when there are better methods to ensure the safety of humans as well as animals. Alternative testing methods do exist. These alternative methods can replace the need for animals but, still, animals are being abused for testing. Animal testing needs to be eliminated for a number of reasons.
It's Time to Stop Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation Using animals in research and to test the safety of products has been a topic of heated debate for decades. According to data collected by F. Barbara Orlans for her book, In the Name of Science: Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation, sixty percent of all animals used in testing are used in biomedical research and product-safety testing (62). People have different feelings for animals; many look upon animals as companions while others view animals as a means for advancing medical techniques or furthering experimental research. However individuals perceive animals, the fact remains that animals are being exploited by research facilities and cosmetics companies all across the country and all around the world. Although humans often benefit from successful animal research, the pain, the suffering, and the deaths of animals are not worth the possible human benefits.
Some might say that animal testing provides necessary information... ... middle of paper ... ...e's soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France. Animals bring out the best in humans. I think some scientists know what they are doing is cruel but they don’t want to think that they are mistaken. We were meant to love and care for animals, not torture and abuse them. Animal testing is brutal and deprives animals of very minimal rights.
In discussions of animal rights, one controversial issue has been animal experimentation. On the one hand, advocates argue that all animals have the right to not be exploited for experimentation. On the other hand, skeptics contend that animal experimentation is necessary in order to improve human health. I strongly believe that animal experimentation is unnecessary as it can be unreliable and cruel. Animals should not be forced to suffer for research.