Is animal testing a justified?

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Volunteer yourself. That will spare a few animals.

There are strict ethical protocols to animal testing in this country. If testing can be done on a petri-dish on cells, they would.
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Destroying an animal to see if something works... barbaric. it’s like doing experiments on humans to see if they cave in.
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no and the people who say its not justified and eat meat are hypocrites
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Depends. School dissection is an example of animal testing I feel is entirely pointless
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I do think it’s quite sad but also, where would we be without it? Our medicine would be decades behind but now we have the knowledge to look for alternatives which will also benefit animal lives as they too rely on our medicine
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Moved to Society, please try to put your threads in the right section, thanks!
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For cosmetic or education purposes, mostly no. But I'm not sure where I stand into medical research because I haven't looked into it enough yet
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Yes. You need to test the safety of medicine on something, animals are the best bet in order to keep humans safe.
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I think it’s a necessary evil until the time comes where our computational modelling is sufficiently advanced enough to not require animal testing
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It really depends on the purpose of the research. I'm completely against animal testing for cosmetic purposes & when I buy makeup, hair products, shower gel etc I make sure to go for brands which aren't tested on animals. When it comes to life saving drugs though, I can see the justification for animal testing, I really don't like the idea of it but I think it's probably a necessity until science advances to a point where there's better ways of doing things. I'm mostly pro animal rights & disagree with a lot of the ways animals are treated but I've never been convinced by some of the more hardcore animal rights supporters who go on about 'speciesism' & claim the rights of all species have equal value. When it comes down to it I value human life over that of say a mouse or a rat.
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How about we volunteer you if you want to find out if something would you selfish p rick. Humans are really self entitled pieces of s hit.
There you are! I’ve gone veggie
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ask your RE teacher
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Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

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What's better - a system that feeds twenty people for a day by killing twenty pigs in horrifically inhumane ways, or a system that saves a hundred thousand people from disease by inflicting pain on twenty mice in extremely well-regulated ways, using anaesthetic wherever practically possible?

This is an unfair and useless comparison; the modern meat industry is an absurdly low bar for determining whether a practice is ethical. But I still think animal testing is hugely worthwhile and moral in the right circumstances.
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I don't think medical testing on animals is justified if it's just to bring another brand of the same function onto the market. If it doesn't produce any real benefit to humans. If it hasn't been shown that animal testing would be effective.
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