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    Hey guys, I'm doing a project in religion class and I need to make an argument for or against animal testing and I need some other opinions for or against animal testing. Here are some basic pros/cons
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    Many discoveries in modern medicine come from this
    Without it, modern science will slow to a crawl
    If it is outlawed, we are hurting humans(by not doing everything we can to find a cure for diseases) to help animals.

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    We are hurting and torturing animals
    There are alternatives that could be used that do not violate animal rights
    We do not have the animals consent to test on them.

    Any thoughts would be awesome! Have a great day everyone

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    Re: Animal Testing

    I am increasingly con on the subject for a lot of reasons--the torturing of animals; that some of the rats used are already predisposed to tumors causing the whole mess to be questionable; the viability of alternatives like computer modeling, the ability to grow tissues in lab settings, and the willingness of people to participate in drug trials.

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    Re: Animal Testing

    Yes, but with restricting and regulations against otherwise avoidable pain and suffering.

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    Re: Animal Testing

    Someone has to do it and besides...I don't care how wishy washy you are....the life of a human being is always greater of that of an animal. This is how science progresses. We can't always get a happy ending. We can't kill people because we want to test a drug that may or may not cure cancer.


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    Re: Animal Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundx3ro View Post

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    We are hurting and torturing animals
    There are alternatives that could be used that do not violate animal rights
    We do not have the animals consent to test on them.

    Any thoughts would be awesome! Have a great day everyone
    Animal testing is a minute portion of "hurting" and "violating" that happens every day. Don't forget, we "do not have the animal's consent" to be eaten either. Now, if we agree at some point, as a society, to ban eating animal flesh, THEN outlawing animal testing could be discussed seriously. Otherwise, it is deeply ridiculous, to suggest slaughtering countless cows, pig and chickens is fine, but sacrificing a few mice to find life-saving cures is somehow not kosher.

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    Re: Animal Testing

    Quote Originally Posted by Groundx3ro View Post
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    Hey guys, I'm doing a project in religion class and I need to make an argument for or against animal testing and I need some other opinions for or against animal testing. Here are some basic pros/cons
    Pros
    Many discoveries in modern medicine come from this
    Without it, modern science will slow to a crawl
    If it is outlawed, we are hurting humans(by not doing everything we can to find a cure for diseases) to help animals.

    Cons
    We are hurting and torturing animals
    There are alternatives that could be used that do not violate animal rights
    We do not have the animals consent to test on them.

    Any thoughts would be awesome! Have a great day everyone
    Umm, you can't get consent from something that doesn't think in a rational, or at least marginally logical manner.
    I don't really like the idea of animal testing, but I realize that without it, our medical technology and choices would be next to nothing, so it's basically a choice that has to be made. Do we place our own well-being over that of lesser animals?
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    Re: Animal Testing

    If it's for medical purposes, and there are no other reasonable methods of testing, then yes. Testing for cosmetic purposes or when there are more humane methods at a fairly close price, on the other hand, is immoral.
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    Re: Animal Testing

    Animal testing may be needed at times but we have abused animals willy nilly for far too long. IMO that kind of test should be a last resort and done at a fraction of the current level.

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    Re: Animal Testing

    I'm okay with animal testing for medical purposes. It's not pleasant, but it saves people's lives.

    Testing cosmetics and stuff on animals I'm not okay with.
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    Re: Animal Testing

    I would be pro animal testing.

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