Animal Experimentation And Animal Testing

1261 Words Apr 25th, 2015 6 Pages
Abstract

This report explores the main arguments both for and against animal experimentation. The report begins with an introduction briefly outlining what animal experimentation refers to, introducing the three perspectives and highlighting the intention behind this investigation.

The report then explores the positive and negative medical aspect of animal experimentation stating that it has resulted in vital vaccines benefitting both humans and animals, but also accepting it is not always reliable. The advantages and disadvantages of animal testing on consumer products are also explored, highlighting the safety it has ensured for humans, but also discussing alternative options. The report then discusses the ethical issues, focussing on both the utilitarianism and animal rights perspectives.

The report concludes with a statement suggesting that both sides state important arguments but the answer cannot be determined until further research into animal testings reliability is tested and alternative methods proven more effective.

Introduction

Animal experimentation refers to the use of living animals in the study of psychological, biological and medical technological sciences as well as animal use for testing consumer products (Monamy, 2009). The use of animals in these experiments raises the moral question of whether the results achieved justifies the potential pain the animals endure. Singers perspective in his book Animal liberation, summarises the two…
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