Hippies Beware, You're in for a Scare -- Animal Testing Opinions 54 replies

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#1 14 years ago

With more money being put into finding alternatives to using animals for scientific experiments, I thought I'd put it to the forum. What are your opinions on animal testing? I'm undecided. On the one hand, I suppose it isn't right to just experiment on the little critters, perhaps cruel, depending on what level of consciousness the animals have. On the other hand, some things need to be tested on animals to find out if they'll help us or turn us inside out. I guess an equally effective substitute would be great. But what could they possibly use that would give the same reactions as animals, but not be an animal?




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#2 14 years ago

if there is a substitute it is great ,but i think such things are unavoidable (i ve done practicals on on a wide variety of animals since the last 4 years in my pharmacy course)




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#3 14 years ago

hmm good question, i to am devided: we have to help the human race and cure diseases /test new products etc. If there is no substitude AND the animals suffer as less as possible its ok. BUt when there is a substitude (take the testing of new lipstick for example) then its not ok. We can't needlessly torture animals. Time will pas and science will advance, and hopefully it will reach the level where we don't need animals anymore to test our products soon.




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#4 14 years ago

i'm 50/50 becuase it's good and bad both ways




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#5 14 years ago

Oh yes. I wholeheartedly agree with the lipstick problem -- there's no need to make animals suffer for the benefit of nothing but our race's vanity.




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#6 14 years ago

Medical research, cancer, aids, broken bones and so on I have no problems with that. Cosmetic and product related research, smoking, lipstick, well yes I do have a problem with that. Now before you say "you cant break the bones of an innocent animal!" Remember, that only reason some animals havent been wiped out is because we use them, if we stopped using animals many of them would simply be wiped off the face of the earth, while it may seem cruel, in the long term it is all that is keeping their species alive.




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#7 14 years ago

I say use them. It's what they are there for.




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#8 14 years ago

No it isn't. Animals were not here for us to test cosmetic products on them.

There are two sides to this issue. One is if animals can cure important diseases, or further our field in cloning. That I think makes it okay.

Cosmetic products however do not need to be tested on animals the way they are. Screw your makeup or whatever the hell girls use.




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#9 14 years ago
Cosmetic products however do not need to be tested on animals the way they are. Screw your makeup or whatever the hell girls use.

true, don't use makeup (buts thats very unlikly to happen) but we can test many (i don't believe all) cosmetic products can be tested in scientific testing facilities. Don't ask me how they do it but they do a couple of tests with bacteria etc. to test the product.




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#10 14 years ago

It is fine that we try to cure certain diseases, and if the human vanity needs to be satisfied, so be it. However, these things have nothing to do with other species and therefore they should not be the subject of testing. If we research things for the benefit of the human race, surely there must be memebrs of this race who are willing to submit themselves to the testing of varieous medicaments and products (for the good of the species). If nobody is prepared to 'sacrifice' themselves, then I guess it's just too bad.