Today, I decided to bring up the issue of animal experiments done in the framework of studies in biology, medical science, the environment and so on.
My question is: should these experiments be done? Or be banned?
As you know, the issue is controversial. On the one hand, the ones who support these animal experiments claim that humanity has achieved its medical achievements thanks to these experiments. Examples of experiments that have benefited the medical field include: vaccines against diseases (such as polio, measles), drugs, disease research and organ transplants. On the other hand, the ones who are against these experiments consider them as animal abuse, that animals are not tools intended for human use, etc.
I personally think that these experiments definitely shouldn’t be done. Allow me to elaborate my answer to the question that arises from the issue:
So, as the mentioned claim says, using animals for some scientific/medical experiment is animal abuse. These experiments bring to the tested animals’ death. Many, and I mean many animals have been tortured and killed from these horrible experiments. And what for? For medical solutions, scientific solutions, even for some dumb cosmetic products. Maybe some of you think that it’s totally okay if these cruel animal experiments are done for medical reasons, but it is also selfish when I think about it. Should other beings suffer and die, so we will be able to get what we want for our own needs? It is really selfish, if you ask me. It’s like someone coming and asking another person to jump into a very deep water from a high place to make sure it’s safe. What do you think could happen if it the another person did it?
Think logically - do you think it’s okay if they ruin an animal’s health for a stupid mascara, or shampoo, or creams?
Besides, many important breakthroughs in medicine have been delayed due to misleading information from animal experiments.
And there are physiological and genetic differences between humans and animals, and they are reflected in the fact that they were many times that many drugs proven to be safe and effective in animal experiments were discovered to be dangerous and/or ineffective.
Moreover, after finishing an animal experiment, the next thing that happens is either the animals die or are being killed (if they survive after the experiment)!
Why should animals die for daily products? Isn’t it more than enough that animals are being killed for food? And at all - why should they die for money? They are many ways to earn money, so killing animals isn’t necessary for that.
I think these experiments should be stopped. I don’t want animals to suffer anymore . Period. You cannot convice me otherwise.
So, I am asking you again: Do you think these accursed experiments should go on? Are you for it or against it? And why?
Please keep your comments respectful. I am stating my opinion on this issue - you don’t have to agree with my opinion as we are all free to speak our mind, so I am not coming after anyone. But, please no inappropriate language, and stay on topic.