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Is animal testing wrong?

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Animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Many of these experiments cause pain to the animals involved or reduce their quality of life in other ways.
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What is your opinion on animal testing?
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Animals are very different from human beings and therefore make poor test subjects. The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings.
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Animal testing has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. Experiments in which dogs had their pancreases removed led directly to the discovery of insulin, critical to saving the lives of diabetics.
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Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. Animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process.
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Living systems like human beings and animals are extremely complex. Studying cell cultures in a petri dish, while sometimes useful, does not provide the opportunity to study interrelated processes occurring in the central nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system.
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Alternative testing methods now exist that can replace the need for animals. In vitro (in glass) testing, such as studying cell cultures in a petri dish, can produce more relevant results than animal testing because human cells can be used.
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Animal experiments eliminate some potential drugs as either ineffective or too dangerous to use on human beings. If a drug passes the animal test it's then tested on a small human group before large scale clinical trials.
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Animals are appropriate research subjects because they are similar to human beings in many ways. Because animals and humans are so biologically similar, they are susceptible to many of the same conditions and illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
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If it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer then experimenting on animals produces serious moral problems.
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Animal experiments are not used to show that drugs are safe and effective in human beings - they cannot do that. Instead, they are used to help decide whether a particular drug should be tested on people.
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Animal experiments only benefit human beings if their results are valid and can be applied to human beings. Not all scientists are convinced that these tests are valid and useful.
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Getting locked in a cage being tested on your whole life isn't fair. I don't care if you're not vegan, there's no excuse for using products that test on animals.
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Always look for the"not tested on animals" label. Also, it is worth mentioning that farm animals go through at least as much suffering as do the animals used for testing on cosmetics, and in both cases it is to satisfy the most trivial desires of human beings.
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