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Animals should not be used for medical experimentation

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In the World many groups and organizations are debating whether or not animal testing should be banned. Some people believe that there are reasons why animal testing should be done. Others believe that animal testing is morally wrong. Some experts also feel that there are other options available. The research proves that because there are other options available, animal testing should be banned.


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Animal Testing

There has been much controversy about using animals in experiments for decades. People converse over different alternatives for animal testing and the inhumane way scientists treat these animals in experiments. This topic causes so much controversy because there are ethical issues to consider such as the treatment of the animals and the reasoning behind testing on these animals if it’s for a greater cause or not. As of now, I am for animal testing for many beneficial reasons that come out of animal testing. Although in some cases animals maybe abused, there have been so many discoveries with medicine with testing these drugs on animals.

Until we find a better way of testing drugs I believe animal testing is ethical. The research that has been gathered from animals has surpassed anything scientists could hope for. So why would such a highly debatable topic arise from such great accomplishments? Scientists use animals to test a theory and then alter their theories based upon the valuable information gathered from each experiment. Animal rights activists believe that animals are used for pointless tests and suffer tremendously (Beckoff, M. & Meaney, C. A, 1998). They tend to look aside from the facts that animals have given millions around the world a new outlook on life, and would rather see only the negative side effects of animal testing which far outweighs the positive things animal testing has contributed to the medical world. They don’t realize that the animals they believe are being harmed, have not only impacted their lives in some way, but have impacted their families, friends, and children by providing people with vaccines and antibiotics which are deserving of more accreditation than what they label them.

Millions of lives are saved every year because of one animal’s, results to either a drug or new form of surgery, and I believe instead of believing that an animal’s life was a waste; I view it instead as the next step in bettering people’s lives for hundreds of years to come. Animal testing is the most predominant forms of testing used by scientists; the results they yield bring a new outlook on life for millions around the world.

Animal testing should be outlawed because it is hurtful and not necessary. Do animals feel the same pain that we as humans feel? How do we know that other humans feel pain? We know that we ourselves can feel pain. We know this from direct experience of having your finger slammed in a drawer, or stubbing your toe on a chair.

It is said that pain is a mental event; something that can not be observed. Pain is something that is felt, and we can only assume that other humans feel pain from external indications such as our own like crying, screaming, or jerking away from something. If we can justify that other humans feel pain, why is it said that animals do not feel pain? When an animal is poked, burned, or stepped on; they will cry, yelp, or jerk away. Since the external indicators are the same, we can assume that animals feel the same pain that we as humans feel. Animal protection advocates stress that the main disadvantage of animal testing is the inhumane treatment of animals in tests due to the fact that anesthesia for the help of pain is often not used. Scientists say that using anesthesia will interfere with test results.

Tests that are performed on animals range from them being forced to ingest different household cleaning products and then monitored to see the results and new cosmetics placed on their skin to find out if there are any side effects that would be harmful to a human. There are even some practices where animals are forced to ingest a medicine before it is put on the market to make sure that there are no life- threatening illnesses that will be caused to a human from taking the product. In order to test corrosive chemicals like Savage Acid and Goodbye Graffiti, rabbits backs are shaved and corrosive chemicals are applied onto their raw skin and left for up to two weeks. The chemicals burn the skin and the rabbits are given no pain relief. After the testing period the rabbits used are then killed.

Today the term “vivisection” is used. Vivisection is defined as “cutting while still alive” but it is more commonly used today as any harmful experiment or test that is performed on an animal. Animal experimentation involves the incarceration of animals and poisoning, mutilation, disease and killing of those individuals. It is arguably the most brutal and most severe form of violence in the modern world.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires by law that pesticides be tested on dogs, which are shoved into "inhalation chambers" where they try in vain to escape the deadly poisons that are pumped in. The Food and Drug Administration requires companies marketing fluoride products to swab the teeth of 200 rats with the test substance for two weeks, at which time the animals are killed and their heads baked in an oven for an hour and your tax dollars are funding these types of experiments. Some businesses that test on animals include: Clorox, Clairol, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Cover Girl, Dial Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, and Playtex Products Incorporated.

It is said that an estimated 50,000 animals die due to the testing on them that Proctor and Gamble performs on them every year. “Secretly-filmed video evidence of P&G sponsored experiments at Huntingdon Life Sciences (a major multi-national contract animal testing company) shows the brutal treatment and killing of 48 monkeys.” (Murray-West, R, 2005) One other business that performed testing on animals was IAMS. I know, you wouldn’t think that a company that made food for your pet to keep them healthy would test on animals much like your pets. Some of the tests that IAMS performed were:

  • 28 female cats had their abdomens cut open and solution injected repeatedly into their bowels.
  • 24 young dogs were given kidney failure by the removal of one kidney and the damaging of the other. All the dogs were killed after being fed an experimental diet and their kidneys analyzed.
  • 18 young Great Danes were fed on differing diets and at eighteen months of age. Their bones from their front and back right legs were cut out and then stressed until they broke. Pigs were also used in similar experiments.

Since cosmetics and household items are not required to be tested on animals and since there are non-animal alternatives, it is difficult to understand why companies continue to conduct these cruel tests on animals. The two main reasons that all companies do not become cruelty free are: the fear for human safety and the fear of product liability suits.

Founded in 1981 was Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), a place that is dedicated to helping find new methods to replace the laboratory animals that is being tested on. The CAAT vision states: “To be a leading force in the development and use of reduction, refinement, and replacement alternatives in research, testing, and education to protect and enhance the health of the public.” (CAAT)

The main disadvantages to animal tests, according to John Frazier and Alan Goldberg, of CAAT, are: "Animal discomfort and death, species-extrapolation problems, and excessive time and expense." (CAAT) Revlon Cosmetics was one of the first large companies to fund the research for alternative testing with a contribution of $750,000 to the Rockefeller University in 1979. Keep in mind that, while companies search for alternatives, animal use actually INCREASES because the old test (using animals) must be done alongside the new test (without animals) to ensure consistent results.

So what types of alternatives are being used today? The most common alternatives that are used today are: in-vitro tests, computer software, and even human “clinical tests”. The use of animal cells, organs, and tissue cultures are also deemed as alternatives, however animal lives are still sacrificed for the use of their parts.

How can someone that kills a dog in the middle of a street in broad daylight have repercussions to abide by but the companies that slowly kill animals with the tests that they perform on them not have any repercussions to pay? There are laws in place for the safety of animals that are on our streets or that live with us as companions, but there are no laws that say it is wrong for businesses to slice a dog open while it is still alive with no anesthesia just to take tests of its kidney.

The animals can not tell the scientist that they don’t want to be tested on, but humans can. We need to talk for the animals and help stop this cruel and inhumane treatment. There are many other ways that products and medicine can be tested; the use of innocent animals is no longer needed.

So, the next time you pick up a product at the store; look at the fine print before you take it to the register to pay. Make sure that the products you use don’t support the inhumane killing of an innocent animal. The animal that is being killed for a shampoo that you are buying could be someone’s companion.

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Comments

Kumar N. on November 05, 2017:

From person with quite a lot personal experience and who also consider all beings sentient... Animal experimentation has generated many useful benefits in society but in today's current society, it should be extinct. Something left behind in the dark ages of humanity. A memorial left for all the animals that were sacrificed.

You come to this realization when itls shown that 94% of animal based research does not apply to humans, that 2/3 of the noble awards in medicine from 1910 were given to personnel who did not use animals, the past NIH director (Dr elias zerhoni) once said: "we have moved away from studying human diseases in humans. we all drink the kool-aid on that one. me included. the problem is that animal testing hasn’t worked and it’s time we stopped dancing around the problem..."

Scientific research using animals are significantly slowed with new medicine just being rehashed as new ones (and then selling it for tons of money).

As the message is finally getting out there and animal experimentation is coming to end (rather will come to an end), the better the world becomes.

Jeanette Harris from 11996 Valley Falls Loop Spring Hill Florida, 34609 on September 21, 2017:

why can't we test on volunteers who have nothing to lose if medicine doesn't work and everything to gain if it does work? people make choices. If some dying of cancer and there new cancer drug, I sure they would want it. If a dog or cat is in severe pain and there new painkiller for cats and dogs then lets those cats and dogs and nothing else works then let them try it.

D on September 19, 2017:

The facts regarding cruelty of animal experiments have been greatly exaggerated. In reality, not all scientists are sociopathic, heartless machines that will cut and torture animals remorselessly. There has been rules setup for animal testing, namely the Three R's. Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement that greatly enhances animal welfare. Additionally, to all those commentators out there, god is nothing but a ludicrous fantasy conjured by power and attention seeking fanatics.

ayden on March 13, 2015:

this is so bad and not good at all lets try to stop this before it gets worse

Brooke Charlston from Michigan on March 01, 2015:

Thank you so much for writing this! I am such a strong believer in no animal cruelty in any way!

Armine on April 05, 2014:

Yes of course it's not right to experiment on animals but how they can check the influence on organism without testing on animals. Who among us is ready to agree on experiment on himself. I think nobody.

Jeanette Harris from 11996 Valley Falls Loop Spring Hill Florida, 34609 on November 10, 2013:

I think we should test on volunteer who has nothing to lose and everything to gain if the drug works. Is the drug for Aids people with advance Hiv would love to try it. Is the drug for some type of cancer they give it to someone with cancer.

pie on June 03, 2013:

This needs to stop, this is unethical and I cant imagine any human doing something which they do to animals to another human, I mean if your not willing to do it yourself, why do it at all??

and don't say its for science, if you die because of an experiment which you did not want to take part in, you're not going to say "I'm happy because it was for science"!!!

Animal lover on March 15, 2013:

Animal testing shoud be stopped! It is terrible!!

Sally on March 15, 2013:

I agree with mary

Mary on March 14, 2013:

I think animals should be used for medical testing because if they don't use animals than they would have to use humans!!

Zoolleylist on March 07, 2013:

When i utilized to find at the top of lifestyle yet lately I've built up an opposition.

gjkposs on March 06, 2013:

=(

this is totally wrong

Caring people on January 15, 2013:

Samantha, Your such a moron! I really hope God didn't let you have kids.

candy on December 27, 2012:

They r brainless.....they r morons....instead of killing. they cn use their cell's nd tissue.....

Dude I Love Animals! on December 16, 2012:

animallover123, I have crappy news. My English teacher said that my essay was good, except that it was too much like an article. In my defense, though, I'm working on writing a newspaper, which is like an article, so yeah. And by the way, you are my best friend! And I also agree with you about Bob Saget dying. In fact, if he goes to Heaven after what he said, then call me a pebble because I am not a pebble and Bob Saget is not an angel, so I seriously hope he is not reading this, but just in case, I will not call him a bad word. Anyway, yeah, I thought it was good news that testing on animals is going to be illegal. If I am president and it is not already illegal, it will be. So back to the newspaper, animallover123, do you want to help me with it? I don't know what I would want you to do, but I think it will be fun. Plus, in case I do get accepted into that Authors Quest thing, I need the $400. Also, for all you people that are like, "Oh yeah, I hate reading," then don't read this because it is not finished yet and will only be finished after the period at the end of this sentence which will be coming up shortly but never mind because I still have that essay to redo, along with a bunch of other homework and wow this sentence is not over yet, so it will be now. As Spanish people would say, Ciao!

animallover123 on December 15, 2012:

Dude i love amimals, awsome news! i did not know that petstores were making it illegal to buy/sell animal sthat were testing on! How did your essay on animal testing go? Mine was awsome! peta has some really awsome facts and videos that helped me alot! have u seen their video, 1, 2, 3, animal testing? its a really sad/prusurive video about animal testing that i want to show you! email me, if ur reading this : p

Dude I Love Animals! on December 09, 2012:

To all you animal lovers out there, pet stores are making it illegal for animal testers to purchase animals to test on. I thought that was AWESOME news! By the way, I am doing a report on animal testing and why it is bad with a capital "B", so a lot of what you guys said has helped me. Thanks!

animallover123 on December 08, 2012:

To all you jerks who think that crapping on animals is funny, klhgljhdsjahg@#!!!!!! ( Insert swear word here)

And for those of u who think that dying animals are " LOL," Then,.........!!!!!!!!

Oh, and by the way Bob Saget, i cannot believe that u think ur dog getting sick is funny! I hope u get aids and die!!

Dude I Love Animals! on December 07, 2012:

Animals are not people, so what is safe on animals isn't necessarily safe on humans. Therefore, humans can die because the products they use aren't tested on them.

that one girl on October 24, 2012:

well animal really should not be tested for our medical problems, to me that sounds sorta selfish of us to just be hurting these poor innocent creatures. there are other ways to test medicines-not on animals or humans

HAT MY F on September 09, 2012:

I'VE BEEN READING THE COMMENT'S FROM OTHER READERS, AND MOST OF THEM NEED TO HAVE A WAY TO FEEL HOW THE ANIMAL FELL'S (WHEN A DOG HAS HIS BONES REMOVED AND THEN ST REACHED,. LOHIA96 SAID THEY WHERE OK TO DO WHAT THEY ARE DOING. I DON'T UNDERSTAND, IF A PERSON HAS THE FLEW, AND THE SCIENTIST NEEDED TOO MAKE THE MEDICINE TO HELP, HOW DO THE DO IT TO AN ANIMAL THAT DOESN'T HAVE THE FLEW? HOW DO THE TEST SOMETHING ON AN ANIMAL WHEN IT DOESN'T HAVE CANCER? I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING. WHEN I LIVED IN N.J, THERE WAS A PLACE I WENT TO THAT WAS DOING TESTING ON PEOPLE. I HAD PATCHES PUT ON MY BACK THAT HAD SOME KIND OF LOTION ON IT. THEY KEPT CHECKING TO SEE IF I EVER GOT A REACTION TO IT. I WAS PAYED TO DO IT. THESE ANIMALS AREN'T PAYED. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE A CHOICE. I THIS IS TOO BE KINDE, YES I DID HAVE SOMEONE CLOSE TO ME DIE FROM CANCER, BOTH MY PARENTS DIED FROM IT, MY GRAND PARENT'S ON BOTH SIDE'S ALSO DIED FROM IT, I SAT NEXT TO MY MOM AND I WATCHED HER TAKE HER LAST BREATH, HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THAT? TOO SEE YOU'R MOM WAIST AWAY TO NOTHING AND THEN TO SEE HER TAKE HER LAST BREATH OF AIR, THAT IS THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER HAD TO DEAL WITH AND I NEVER WANT TO SEE AGAIN. I'VE ALSO HAVE CANCER TWO TIMES' MY DOCTOR SAID THAT MY FAMILY IS MORE LIKELY TOO DIE OF CANCER THAN ANYTHING ELSE. BUT, THE QUESTION IS, WOULD I WANT A DOCTOR TO TEST A DRUG ON AN ANIMAL BEFORE ME,TOO MAKE SURE IT WILL WORK OR NOT? I SAY NO!!!!!!!!!!! THAT POOR ANIMAL SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING B/C OF ME. GOD DIDN'T PUT ANIMALS ON THIS EARTH FOR TESTING. GIVE THAT DRUG TO ME. I'M MORE LIKELY GOING TO DIE ANYWAY. THAT'S THE WAY GOD WANTED MY FAMILY TO DIE OF, SO. I WILL NOT LET AN ANIMAL SUFFER B/C OF ME. COME ON PEOPLE, THERE'S A LOT OF CRAP GOING ON IN THIS WORLD ALREADY., RAISES PEOPLE, PEOPLE HOW TRY TO DO THE LORD'S WORK BY JUDGING, NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO JUDGE, ONLY GOD CAN. I'M TIRED OF TRYING TO VOICE MY OPINION. I'M NOT A FAMOUS PERSON, MO ONE CARE'S ABOUT WHAT I THINK. MR WORLY WAS A TERRIBLE PERSON. HE'S THE ONE THAT SHOULD BE PUT IN THE ELECTRIC FENCE,AND ONLY FED ONE TIME A MONTH. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP DOING THE THING'S THEY ARE DOING AND PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THEIR OWN LIVES. WHO KNOW'S HOW MUCH LONGER GOD IS GOING TO LET THE WORLD LIVE.

Darlene Blevins on September 09, 2012:

THIS IT TOO SANDRA, IF YOU THINK IT'S OK FOR THEM TOO TEST ON ANIMAL'S, THEN YOU SHOULD BE THE TEST SUBJECT INSTEAD OF AN ANIMAL. DO YOU HAVE A HEART AT ALL? DO YOU EVEN CARE WHAT GOD IS THINKING OR HOW HE IS FEELING?

T on September 09, 2012:

I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HOLDING AN ANIMAL DOWN, HEARING IS YELL AND WINE, HOW DO THESE PEOPLE SLEEP AT NIGHT? WHY DOESN'T THE PRESIDENT OR THE LAW OR ANYTHING, STEEP IN AND STOP THIS SHIT? ANIMAL'S ARE BE COMING EXTINCT, AND THEN PEOPLE ASK WHY? WHAT HAPPENING TO THEM, WHERE ARE THEY GOING? STOP ASKING SUCH STUPID QUESTION?S AND GO BURN DOWN ANY PLACE THAT IS DOING ANIMAL TESTING'S PUT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING IT, THOSE WHO HAVE NO HEART, PUT THEM ALL IN PRISON, RIGHT NEXT TOO A RAPIST AND LET THEM BE HIS BITCH, KARMA IS A TERRIBLE THING, A TERRIBLE FEELING, TRUST ME. KARMA IS HITTING ME BACK REALLY BAD, RIGHT NOW TO THIS DAY.STOP TESTING THE ANIMAL'S, STOP TESTING THE ANIMAL'S GOD ISN'T HAPPY FOR THE FACT ON HOW YOU ARE TREATING HE CREATION'S, HIS ANIMAL'S,, NOT YOUR'S WHAT ARE YOU ALL GOING TO SAY TO HIM WHEN YOU ARE STANDING AT THE GATE TO HEAVEN, AND HE ASK'S YOU WHY YOU KILLED HIS CREACHERS? STOP, STOP, STOP,STOP,STOP,STOP........................................I HATE IT, I HAVE A DOG THAT I FOUND ABANDONED AT A PARK. NO ONE WOULD GO NEAR HIM B/C THEY SAID HE LOOKED MEAN. I WENT RIGHT UP TO HIM AND EVER SENCE THEN, HE HAS FOLLOWED ME AROUND, HE HELP'S ME WHEN I CAN'T WALK AND HE IS EVERY PROTECTIVE OF ME. HOW CAN SOMEONE TREAT A LOVING ANIMAL LIKE THAT? ALL ANIMALS HAVE FEELING'S. APPARENTLY YOU PEOPLE DON'T CARE. YOU WILL ALL GO TO HELL WHEN YOU DIE. I CALLED MY DOG SHADOW, B/C HE WAS JUST LIKE MY SHADOW, AND HE WILL NOT LET ANYONE COME NEAR ME. I THANK THE LORD FOR GIVING HIM TO ME.

cameron on August 26, 2012:

it is mean!!!

experiment hater on August 21, 2012:

lately people love the latest fashion, right? so all i want to say to all those "animal experimenters" that( this a fact) experiments on animals are so out of fashion. so you all have to do is change you're "outfits" from 1255 and join society and be in the latest fashion.

experiment hater on August 21, 2012:

i realy think that it is un fair because if you would take a human to be experimented on, he/she will tell you that they have rights but take an animal and experiment on it, who will speak for that poor helpless animal. until something DRASTIC happens they'll realise that the animal experimentation was useless and then they'd stop

be kinde on August 05, 2012:

in my opinion people com first and we cant experiment on humans i love animals but have u ever had anyone close to you die from CAANCEERRR?

Shikhar on July 29, 2012:

I consider it appropriate because when it comes to the human life ,

animal life should not be given much regard.

lerato Mathibe on July 27, 2012:

its a good thing because who will like to be tested on and give up her or his life for jst testin medicine when we could use animals

########### on July 23, 2012:

some people who say it is fair and only 4% of them are used...

imagine u bieng used for dog shampoos...

they would still have pity on us...

Shiva kuchya on July 11, 2012:

animals have there own life and the also feel pain so it has to be stoped it immigatly and to take stricket action on the people who are still doing scientific reserch

meenakshi on June 12, 2012:

so cruel to the animals . they also feel pain . how can the scientists be so harsh to the poor animals

N/A on June 05, 2012:

What do you guys say about Roadkills? What about birds being eaten by cats? How about cows, chickens, dogs, cats, guinee pigs, hamsters etc. being eaten by other people...like you guys?

bobby on May 31, 2012:

That's so cruel

lohia96 on May 26, 2012:

how can ANYONE condemn a scientist who uses animals for drug development and research and maybe kills them for the benefit of the WORLD at large , when HE himself kills animals for self consumption..!!!! ???

IRONY .. isn't it ? ? ?

Cherry on May 19, 2012:

I am a student in Korea.

Cherry on May 19, 2012:

I think I should think about this more.

me69 on May 17, 2012:

testing products on animals in cruel. Just let them be

Sheep on May 09, 2012:

Don't be naïve, cruelty exist. How do we stop animal testing? Not yet, until we have found cure for diseases just maybe it will stop. Which side am I on? I think that testing animal got it's pros and cons. Specially on cosmetics, why would you test animal just to prove your cosmetics products will work on human? Vanity will kill us all LOL!

Me on May 08, 2012:

ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS ASWELL!!!

Me on May 08, 2012:

I am writing an exposition for school about this and i looked at some pics and I could not look! THIS IS TERRIBLE!!!

carlos on May 08, 2012:

animals aren´t created to scientists do this TO THEM!!!

thebestone on May 08, 2012:

I think that they don´t need to kill animals for Science because is disgusting and animals suffer because they are treated badly and why the scientists don´t use animals that they saw killed by other people?

lo on April 25, 2012:

I Think it is so bad!!!

zareena on April 19, 2012:

wat d,,u ppl don't eat animalz???dis too kill dem..n it is easy to say to do testin on humans bt nt rather to do it,,,who d hell human don't want to survive??nt all research hurt d animalz,,n if dey do,,dey save more dan milllions of human lyf,,,i too luv dem,,bt think wen deir wer no mordern system,,d ppl lvs in forest,n dey eat animalz too for deir survival...

chris on April 16, 2012:

i know i want to hit those docters in there faces!!!

Bethany16 on April 16, 2012:

This is just wrong, Animals should not be used for research of any kind. People who think that animals should be used for research are heartless. No living creature should have to go through what the scientists are putting the innocent little animals through. Animals were not created so they can be abused and tested on. I see alot of stuff on the news about people who abuse and mistreat their animals and those people are charged with their crimes and since the scientists are doing the exact same thing, i agree that the scientists should go to jail or prison.

chris on April 13, 2012:

ITS WRONG!!

frank on April 12, 2012:

what is wrong some people animals are ment to be free and wil

max on April 06, 2012:

people eat meat every on life, do they notice where the meat came from. i do believe animal should be used for the benefit of both animal and human.

bob parker on March 31, 2012:

CHRISTCHURCH COUPONS ARE COOL AND ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE TORTURE ANIMALS we shoudn t test drugs on animals but as long as they didn't find any way we can't do anything about it will you let somebody to test drugs on you ??? Animals are people and they have rights to be protectided. That is like cutting a person open. I think that is soooo stupid that a peroson would do a thing to a helples animal... That is selfish, rude, and inhumane... I love all my pets and if a person try to do that I would hurt them siverly...

Joann on March 30, 2012:

animals should not be tortured because of beauty products or any medical things they are alive and have feelings just like us and its just not right anyone who disagrees wit me or does hurt these animals should be very sorry for themselves its not right

batty on March 09, 2012:

It is horrible what people do to animals

Ravin on March 08, 2012:

Animal cruelty is wrong but what about all those people we have locked up because they have done something wrong we should use them for our resurch in stead of animals.

We are not greater than the animals because we are animals just because we know how to communicate between each other dosent mean we are smarter then they are so there for we are not greater then they are.

Me on March 07, 2012:

Animals are animals. We are greater, therefore this is BS and we should torture and test on animals

Kelli on March 05, 2012:

Well i have to say that i TOTALLY think that animal cruelty is wrong but even though i love animals, all the people in the world would die if they tested it on humans. So i really can't pick a side on this one.

randomperson on March 03, 2012:

Animal testing is awful. They are just like us. STUDIES have shown that animal testing is useless, and very cruel. They deserve freedom just like us.

dayanisandstcy on March 01, 2012:

i dislike dayanis nd stacy

Theycraveme on March 01, 2012:

Animals are just like human beings. They are living things and should not have their life put into dnger for their own testing purposes. If I could I would sue companies, why don't they consider using their own stuff on their selfs? SMDWMFC its sad when you have the CLAP.

T-Bone on February 29, 2012:

Animal abuse should be stopped!!!!:( Its basically hurting an animal for such a weird reason

for on February 28, 2012:

If the scientists can't use animals for testing, what can they use? They cannot obviously test the medicine on humans. In order for better medicines and treatments to be developed, there must be a testing done to make sure that the medicine is not harmful or will not kill human. It is true that animals are pitiful, but it is just wrong to say that scientists are wrong.

sandra on February 28, 2012:

I agree with animal testing because if we don´t do animal testing we would not have medicine and people can die without medicine. Also I know that they do them in animals but they don´t do them in humans because they don´t know which reflection she or he is going to have so that is why they do them in animals.

hello kitty on February 23, 2012:

Animals should have as many rights as humans do.Animals are living too.

don on February 21, 2012:

serously i love animals to death y do scienticst stupid dome people

against on February 19, 2012:

Using animals for research is wrong, no matter the reason. How would one of those scientist like it if we came into there house and told them we were taking there kids for a scientific experiment.Point proven.

lauren on February 12, 2012:

people r stupid for killing animals for NO REASIN AT ALLLL ......................... stupid people

cute on February 12, 2012:

Animal testing is an idiotic thing.I don't thing it is an inhumane activity,it is a humane activity only (selfishness).Please I request others also don't do like this.

Lisa Bryant on February 11, 2012:

It breaks my heart to know about the things these animals are put through. They feel pain, love, hunger...everything us humans feel. Animals are innocent little creatures that were put here on earth, by God, to live and not to be tortured by researches. How would these scientists feel if these researches were performed on them! I wish we could stop these cruel tests.

random on February 11, 2012:

Animals should not be tested on. There living too, and imagine having chemicals rubbed on your skins and eyes. They should be able to liv a normal life like we do.

erica on February 10, 2012:

most of the time scientists screw up animals genes for reasons that have nothing to do with human porposes. if some one did that to the scientist i would b LMFAO

James on February 10, 2012:

It's horrible because they act like they can kill every animal in the world

lola on February 09, 2012:

I also agree that animal testing should be banned, because it is animal cruelty, there are other ways to test medicine, and animals react differently than humans do.

d on February 04, 2012:

if you really oppose animal testing then stop taking all of the medications that you take, because all of those went through similar testing with animals. its a naïve thought to believe that'd we'd be just as we are now without animal testing, which is what you are foolishly looking over in your "argument." once better technology comes about then maybe, but for now these tests are saving humans' lives so do yourself a favor and be thankful for what you do have

Chris on February 03, 2012:

It is fair to say, if animals were never used for any sort of research, science and particularly medicine would not have advanced to where it is.

Researchers don't take the lives of animals for fun. In fact, they do the "dirty" work for us so that we can live our "more ethical" lives.

Of course, it is easy to neglect their contributions to our society and point at what they put the animals through. But in retrospect, if you or your family or friend is suffering from a disease, wouldn't you rather know that there is a cure? Without animal testing, I'm afraid there would never have been one.

Super animal lover on February 02, 2012:

This is useless. When i read the stories they make me feel like crying because i love animals so much!!!!

ali321 on February 01, 2012:

I think some testing for medical reasons is nessessary . I had cancer and I don't know if I'd still be alive without doctors doing their job. Doctors are not having fun doing this ,people like you shoudn't make it harder for them .

Crystal Harrison on January 26, 2012:

I love Monkeys.....!!!!

Crystal Harrison on January 24, 2012:

I think that it is wrong for animals to be tested on because animals are people to and they deserve a chance in the world just like us. They want to have a healthy and fun life to.. What if it was you???

2012 on January 23, 2012:

I AGREE WITH iMJSTPCHY 100% USE THE CONVICTS THAT ARE WAITINING IN Jails to be tested under these extreme circumstances. Animals are innocent creatures, who suffer for the life of human greed!

I love animals on January 22, 2012:

I agree yo all of this 100%

Flp on January 18, 2012:

Animals are people and they have rights to be protectided. That is like cutting a person open. I think that is soooo stupid that a peroson would do a thing to a helples animal... That is selfish, rude, and inhumane... I love all my pets and if a person try to do that I would hurt them siverly...

GinaKitty on January 18, 2012:

could u of had put more statistics?? that would help more

lily on January 17, 2012:

i sure do agree, i hate people who abuse animals.i think we should all treat animals like we treat humans.

Anita on January 17, 2012:

Look at the bigger picture. If you are not a vegetarian then technically you are for animal testing. The meat that you eat is from an animal that has been killed and the products on your shelf are from animals that have been tortured and some killed. It is cruel but you can't really say that you are against animal testing if you eat meat.

me on January 17, 2012:

i love monkeys

u mad? on January 17, 2012:

I guess most of my preceding speakers have never used any medicines while they were ill? How do you think, how could they have been invented without animal testing? Think a little before posting a comment please.

Ellie Smith on January 15, 2012:

My question is Why? Why does animal experimentation exist, Why do we use animals for experiments! WHY?!

closet on January 12, 2012:

this is what's right

kk on January 12, 2012:

i vote animals should not be tested on because they did nothing wrong so it is not fair

potato on January 12, 2012:

animals should have a say in wether or not thay get tested on. we should invent an animal translator, so we can tell what they want.

blunt lady on January 11, 2012:

i think that if humans want a cure so much they should test on the humans. animals never gave their consent to be used and the idiots that think that animals should be happy they died for a cuase should really shut up. if humans want a cure sooo badly they should be willing to give their lives so that someone after them can live from what is found from that research. this may all seem harsh but that's my opinion.

kk on January 11, 2012:

i think it is wrong for animals to be tested on because animals are just like us they know what is going on if i was an animal and i new what as going on i would try and run away. if animals get tested on so should humans

hind on December 22, 2011:

(keke2087) what do you mean by "other than animal" if scientists find another way to test drugs without hurting those animals then we shoudn t test drugs on animals but as long as they didn't find any way we can't do anything about it will you let somebody to test drugs on you ???

keke2087 on December 18, 2011:

for a human to do that to such a harmless creature is heartless and deserves to go to jail and get locked up in a cage. just like they did the animals.i understand that as humans we need things to survive and help us but were not the only living thing on this planet that can feel think eat nd sleep. i feel like there choosing to test on animals because its not very costly and if they were to test on something else it would cost. if people were to buy products that support animal testing shouldn't we buy products to help the scientists/doctors to pay for the stuff that they're going to test on other than animals..... see my point im making here lol with that being said love yahll STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!! and god bless

Alienyi jerry on December 17, 2011:

I'm sure d people who claim not to support animal testing are not sincere,they are only hypocritical.they can only justify themselves if they don't kill it for food or use the drugs which through animal testing was made. It is sad to hear people conderm d scientist who kill animals for the benefit of many when they kill these same animal for their own selfish consumption! The defferences btw. us & these animals are clear-we've soul they don't. we stand to give account on how we live our life they don't. we've a dream we are pursuing,they don't. and many more,so why compare our feelings with dogs,goat,monkey & even mosquito,aah,what a humiliation!

hind on December 16, 2011:

let's try to be realistic would you like to test some drugs on you ??? if you were dying woudn't you accept animals testing ?? with all my respect but i don't think so

the only way for us to fight deseases it's to taste those drugs on animals ; i do like animals but if tasting on them drugs is going to help a lot of people to live i would accepte it

Jocelyn on December 15, 2011:

i think this is cruel and unfair to animals this king of thing should be illegal those poor creatures are suffering feeling pain and can't do anything to stop it.people are stupid their enjoying wearing their making and perfume and they don't realize that animals are being tested and dying just so they can look and smell good. scientists need to find another thing to test on that inst living. government is hiding all of this from the people cause i bet if a video of animals being tortured was put on TV people would feel bad and vote against animal cruelty unless they have no heart.

Amy on December 14, 2011:

This is so cruel! Animals should not be tested on, they have feelings too! Have people that do things like that ,got a heart? clearly not.

Jissel Morales on December 13, 2011:

Animals should not be used for testing. Because some animals have something bad in them:)

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