Today I am going to talk to you about why exactly animal testing is unethical and unnecessary, and what you all as an audience can do to make this happen.
As of 2015, 200 to 225 million animals are said to used in laboratory research for the biomedical industry annually worldwide. Typically defended by arguments of reliability and human health benefits, recently the question of ethics and values placed on animal testing have caused it to become a relevant and pressing topic that has been more widely discussed and debated. First off, the laboratory conditions that are instigated upon millions of animal models for the sake of medical research has been said to be unethical and cruel. Additionally, it has been debated that the results of animal experimentation are unreliable across a wide range of areas. Lastly, animal testing not only leads away from the direction of resources from more effective testing methods but also prolongs the duration of time humans may need to wait for an effective cure. Therefore, the potential benefits of animal experimentation are greatly outweighed by the risks and collective harm of humans and animals which is why resources should be directed towards more human-based testing procedures.
A. Is it ethical or unethical to use animals, such as rodents, as a model to test the effects of new drugs? New medications are constantly made to help patients in need but what happens if a computer model doesn’t show the positive and negative effects that new drug can have? What alternative options do those making new medication have instead of animal testing?
Approximately 26 million animals are used every year in the United States alone for research and commercial testing (“Background of the Issue” 1). For years, legislators have debated the pros and cons of animal testing, and laws were passed to attempt to fix the inhumane treatment of the cute, innocent testing subjects, the animals. Although the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was revised numerous times, “the species most commonly used in experiments (mice, rats, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians) comprise 99% of all animals in laboratories” and are the animals that are specifically exempted from protection under the act (“Experiments on Animals” 2). A simple fix to animal cruelty during testing is to use alternative methods since human and animal bodies already vary greatly. For years, animal testing was the best option because there was no alternative to testing on a living, whole-body system; however, in the age of technology, there is no reason for millions of animals to be killed due to the severity of the testing. Therefore, animal testing should be banned because alternative methods provide more accurate results since human bodies are very different than animal bodies; furthermore, animal advocacy organizations should promote cruelty-free products more so customers know what to purchase and use.
Many people often oversee the effects of animal testing. This has been going on for decades and many are unaware of the results and the damages animal testing can cause. Animals undergo a lot of stress and pain when they are put through experimentations. Many have debated that it is unethical to test on animals while others say it helps to protect the safety of humans. In my opinion, animal testing is cruel and should be made illegal. Their lives are just as important as human lives and should not be treated as experimental animals. The system of an animal differs from the human system, therefore even if a tested product did not harm the animal, it may or may not be harmful to humans. Hence, our body system reactions differ from the bodies of an animal. It has been scientifically proven that 90% of the animals being tested in labs results in death while only a handful of animal experiments are successful. There are multiple alternative methods rather than forcefully harming innocent animals. I will explore how animal testing can affect the health of the animals and if there is possibly a better alternative rather than testing on animals.
Every year, a total of one million children die from pneumonia. If you multiply that number by one hundred, you will have the number of animals that suffer painful deaths due to medical experimentation in U.S. laboratories each year. This number includes animals of all types, from mice and rats to fish and birds. These animals are typically used because of tradition rather than actual scientific reasoning, making their deaths all the more cruel. Animal experimentation is not only unethical, but ineffective and expensive. It should be phased out and replaced with technological alternatives.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” (Mahatma Gandhi). Scientists have been using animals for biomedical research for centuries. They provide a source to get information scientists can not get without harming humans. A lot of debate is spread about whether it is good or bad. Animal experimentation is a controversial topic because it is helpful to humans, but it is also cruel and inhumane.
Imagine being born, only to live a life of torture. You are brought to a lab, and cruelly tested on against your will. Toxins poured into your eyes, painful injections to your skin, then left to die when you’re no longer useful. Although many do not realize it, people use products tested on animals in their everyday lives. For girls, many of your favorite makeup brands, such as Estee Lauder, Makeup Forever, and Maybelline take part in animal testing. Products such as toothpaste, cologne, deodorant, laundry detergent, razors, and even band-aids aren’t tested innocently, either. As a makeup enthusiast, I am passionate about how the products I use daily are tested. Today I will help you understand what animal testing is and how it started, how it’s currently affecting animals around the world, and what organizations are doing to help make a difference in the future. To begin, I will explain the history of animal testing. An animal test is any scientific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, distress, or lasting harm.(https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/why-we-do-it/what-animal-testing) Animal experiments are not the same as taking your animal to the vet. Animals used in laboratories are harmed, not for their own good, and usually killed at the end of an experiment. Animal experiments include injecting or force feeding animals with potentially harmful substances, exposing animals to radiation,
Animals can be ferocious and wild, but they can also be gentle and tame. Some are our pets, and some are powerful forces that are to be respected and admired. It is as easy to appreciate a loyal dog as it is to be in awe of a lion in its' natural habitat. But the truth that many people either don’t know or don’t appreciate is that animals are essential to human existence and have played a vital role in improving the quality of our lives. They have been providing us with answers to our most complex medical questions for decades. Their role in finding cures for diseases, treatments for illness, and product safety is immense. First, we will examine how animal testing has
Just in the United States, “there are about 26 million different species, from dogs to birds, being used every year for medical and science related testing” (“Animals in Science / Research”). Throughout the process of testing, “monkeys are addicted to drugs, cats are deafened and have holes drilled into their skulls, sheep and pigs have their skin burned off, and rats have their spinal cords crushed” (“Animals in Medical Experiments”). As a result, animals face cruel conditions and have no way of fighting back. Although medical testings on animals may cure the deadliest diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis, the abuse and mistreatment these animals face while testing medicines should be deemed inhumane, and such practices should be banned in the United States.
Good morning fellow peers and judge; I am Reyna Browne, and this is my partner Jewel Avila. Since we agree to today’s topic regarding animal testing to be obligatory, we are on the affirmative side with the values of potential and progress. To insure the safety of consumers, animal testing is the process of testing antibiotics and products on animals. Numerous people can be saved, the animals can benefit, and there can be cures and further understanding of diseases; for these reasons, my associate and I strongly believe to affirmatively resolve the resolution of medical testing on animals is necessary for progress.
Animal testing consists of: animals being captured, put in cages, being experimented on, and suffering, resulting in a tragic result of animal deaths. Animal testing is like slavery, the whites endured the blacks into mistreatment, suffering and no rights leaving the animals in the same situation the blacks were in. Some might say it’s not like slavery, they don’t have a voice or the ability to be independent and know what they want. I agree that they can’t verbally say and know what they want, but with their actions they say it all. If you open the door and let the animal choose if it wants to go, after all those mistreatments, they will leave. In the labs the animals are taken into the testing, their brain, hearts are cut open and are injected
Good morning Queensland youth parliament and Mrs Jans, Imagine spending your entire life as a hospital patient or a prisoner. If you can do that, then you can begin to approximate the life of an animal in a laboratory. What happens to you can range from agonizing to deadly—and you are helpless to defend yourself. Over 7 million animals in Australia are used for scientific testing. This includes—dogs, rabbits, pigs, chimpanzees, and much more. Using animals for testing becomes more disturbing when its effectivity is far less than its cost which includes animal’s lives, our tax dollars, and time. So ask yourself doesn’t this undermine our civilization, doesn’t this question our humanity, and doesn’t this throw us back to the era of Roman gladiatorial cruelty?
Every year in the United States approximately 26 million animals are used for scientific and commercial testing. The animals are used for a variety of reasons such as, to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products intended for human usage and, other biochemical, commercial, and health care uses. Ever since 500 BC, animals have been used for testing. Animal testing has had many positive outcomes; it enabled the development of many lifesaving treatments for animals and humans. There has yet to be found an alternative for testing and researching a living organism, however many people consider animal testing is harsh and inhuman. Furthermore, animals and humans are different so, the results of