Animal testing is essential to developing cures for not only us but pets too. If all of the requirements are followed it's not cruel at all. Sadly there are always those companies were it does become abuse. I believe that if the testing is done properly it's all for the better.
Dow Chemicals, 3M, they all do it. You would be horrified to know how.*shaking head* My cousin's husband worked at one of these places and his job is to (discretion advised) do autopsies on beagle dogs (like we did in high school to frogs). He finally quit last year... after working there for two disgusting years.
i would like to see animal testing stopped myself. i think it would be much better to test on the sob's sitting on death row. they cost us enough in tax dollars, let them give something positive back to their community. however, until such a day, animal testing has become a necessary evil.
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Not only are there not as many people on death row that you think but that would be deemed "cruel and unusual" and would never fly in the world we live in. Yes animal testing can be a cruel, disgusting horrible thing, but as I said if prodocall is followed then I don't see a big problem. As long as the animals are treated ethically I don't see a problem in trying to not only cure us of diseases but our pets (which happens a lot fyi).
i did a report on animal testing it was sooooooooooooooooo mean i saw af video on the computer ohhhh my gosh i do not want to think about it. and i dont want to put it on here because it is soo graphic.
Most products i buy will say "This product is not tested on animals." Some people understand others feelings about that. If you look at some perfume bottles, it'll say:Not tested on animals. Have you noticed?
I'm with Scout, except, I'd take it a step further. If they did'nt kick off from having chemicals poured in to their eyes, I'd send them straight to the front in Irag, and Afghanistan, as a shield for the real men and women in our forces.
As much as I like to see experimenting on the scum of society, I can't help but think about the ethical debates after World War 2 about using the research and the results that were achieved by the horrific medical experiments of the Nazis on the “scum of society” like Jews and other undesirables. Those experiments yielded a lot of data that some big name companies like Bayer and others have used to develop many drugs, equipment and medical/surgical techniques that made them rich and benefited all of us. So were they in the right? Did the end justified the means? Was human experimentation worth the price? Although nothing beats experimenting on the real thing, I doubt it will ever be legal in this country. Not without consent anyway. And it is probably for the best. This is a door that we, as a civilized society, should keep shut. Until then, animal testing will have to do.
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Animal testing is absolutely necessary. It must be done following "ethical" guidelines (what is and is not ethical is a whole new story), but it is necessary for all of our modern medical advances. For example, every single prescription drug that is taken in the U.S. has gone through animal testing AND human testing. Without animal testing, there would be no medications for serious diseases. Additionally, without animal testing, veterinary care for pets would not be nearly as effective as it is today.
You can call me cruel if you want, but I truly believe that people like Jeffrey Dahmer, and Son of Sam should have made good candidates for 'animal' testing, instead of some innocent animal,and yes it's sinking to a rather nasty level, but I don't believe we can compare it with the insanity of Hitler and his buddies.If it was my child that was chopped up and found in a barrel, you bet I'd vote for chemical testing before they put the miserable excuse for a human out of his misery, the nice way.
I’m also opposed to animal testing. I think it is rarely done according to protocol and not policed fairly. I wish I could think of an alternative to drug testing, but I can't. So, although I disagree, I can't provide an idea for an alternative. Can you guys think of any? (beside the one mentioned.) Unneeded testing is just wrong. For instance, have any of you seen previews from the Discovery Channel program "Dinosaurs Return to Life?" They cannot of course bring an actual dinosaur to life, but through the magic of DNA testing they can produce cruel experiments as growing teeth on the outside of a bird's beak or scales. That is the kind of thing that needs to be criminalized IMO.
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