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Major Pros and Cons of Animal Testing That You Should Know

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Animal testing is making use of animals in experiments carried out for the betterment of human lives. There are many arguments regarding the pros and cons of animal testing. It helps save human lives, but in turn, thousands of animals are injured or killed. There are many animal rights groups that claim killing animals is inhumane. This debate won't end till scientists find a better alternative for animal testing. This video discusses the advantages and disadvantages of animal testing. You are free to decide whether you are for, against or neutral towards it. For more information, visit http://www.buzzle.com/articles/animal-testing-pros-and-cons.html
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Foxi Ashire (15 days ago)
lmao why we waste animal lives , why not instead of animals get humans to volunteer to be tested on? i mean, the testings are done for the betterment of humans,after all. so why the heck do we not just use humans?
Lucy Gallagher (7 days ago)
Yeah I guess it’s because it’s only the negative affects that are shown on social media, I definitely do understand why it’s such a tough situation though, because certainly anybody with any morals would not want to hurt animals
Foxi Ashire (7 days ago)
+Lucy Gallagher hm.. people really are looking at all the negative effects mostly nowadays. i wasnt told that.. thanks for telling me tho :)
Lucy Gallagher (7 days ago)
Testing is done on humans too. Also the idea that all of the animals used for testing go through mental and physical pain is simply untrue. Many of the animals used in research laboratories have better lives than many household pets. They have better enrichment and mental stimulation, access to top veterinary care, a carefully planned diet and physical pain is reduced whenever possible and must be minimised by law. Most testing procedures are actually non invasive, so they cause minimal pain and are usually things such as blood sampling, which as you probably know from experience is not painful.
Foxi Ashire (7 days ago)
+Lucy Gallagher maybe so.. but considering how many of the animals seem to be mistreated or in mental or physical pain, id say the animals testing should not be only done on animals if some of the benefits are for humans too. gotta have equality after all.
Lucy Gallagher (8 days ago)
Foxi Ashire Animal testing is not just done for the betterment of humans, it also benefits animals, our pets would not be able to receive the veterinary care that they do if we had not tested drugs and procedures on laboratory animals first. And I certainly would not say that the animals lives are wasted, they have saved thousands, if not millions of lives and continue to do so.
Karine Buinier (23 days ago)
🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 100 Millions animals wordwilde go through the labs 🌏 🐾🏳️ 🐁 90 % are killed 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓 🆓
Lucy Gallagher (8 days ago)
Yes but we kill far more than that for our consumption of meat, and meat doesn’t save human lives like animal testing does, we can live healthily on a vegetarian diet. Animal testing is for the greater good and benefits not only humans, but animals as well.
Karine Buinier good
Bethany Flores (1 month ago)
why do people do this?
Bethany Flores because it helps humans and really, no one cares about rats and mice
Mango_ Soda (3 months ago)
there are no good things about animal testing
Check your facts
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
There actually are! The video list them, but It also isn’t ok..
Michael Schlangen (2 months ago)
@UCy27Mzig4qG48Lm_vfT1tLA your a dumb bitch to @craig schmitz
Craig Schmitz (2 months ago)
@craigschmitz i disagree
Craig Schmitz (2 months ago)
+Michael Schlangen i agree
Qudsia Iltaf (3 months ago)
first thing ANIMALS HAVE DIFFERENT REACTION THAN HUMANS animals and humans are not the same im not suprised
Ava Kettridge (16 days ago)
I’m for animal testing because there is so many medical benefits for it and I love animals just as any other person but human lives are worth more than animals. Also who says animals are being harmed this isn’t animal cruelty this is animal testing is just like testing on people, they aren’t going to let a animal wander around while their testing them, they usually put them on anesthesia. However I do disagree with animal testing on cosmetics because that is just wasteful. edit: stop commenting i srsly don't care anymore!
horse lover 123 (22 days ago)
Scientist have found that animal testing is not efficient in any way due to animals being completely different from us
Ava Kettridge (28 days ago)
+Benito Rugelio whatever i'm done with this convo, but i'm sorry for you.
Benito Rugelio (1 month ago)
+Ava Kettridge You are silly to think everyone thinks like you. I'm sorry I don't want kids or like them and rather having animals by my side. I'm sorry you feel this way. I see your point but I disagree. I rather choose an animal over any human being any day.
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
Your point is reasonable, however animals are actually just important and us, the domesticated ones (dogs, cats) may not be but animals like fish, wolves, foxes, rabbits, and ect are since they are apart of the food chain. Of one goes down, we all do. Basically animals are one of the main reasons we are alive, without them humans wouldn’t exist.
Ava Kettridge (3 months ago)
+Mango_ Soda sad that you think this way you must not have anyone close to you
EmmyDeer (3 months ago)
The pros is absolute BULL SHIT
Katie DeMarco (5 months ago)
If it's OK to experiment on humans, then why is not OK to test animals. People get experiment on all the time and they're fine.
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
Because animals don’t work the same as humans..
Tessa Johnson (2 months ago)
Um...people can say if they want to or not and there are major boundaries
Shillberg Shekelstien (6 months ago)
Gitmo and hundreds of thousands of subjects incarated for pedophilia rape and murder and their "human" I say that not because they are which their not they are vile reprobates who neither deserve rights respect or even life iftself then we can skip the FDA trials and remove unwanted vermin from our society kill two birds with one stone
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
Fart Cat What?
Ngena Mlongecha (10 months ago)
That is so mean and that endangers animals life and what happens if all of the types of animals died we would have nobody to be your little companion and TESTING!!! Is wrong and you should know that and if you do not then 1. you are stupid and 2. you are not a real vet and if you do not know what that is then you are plain right STUPID .
cinoS (1 month ago)
If you don't want animal testing to exists come up with a damn cure for Ebola..
maximus lopez (1 month ago)
bet you dont mind eating meat that kills millions of animals for the purpose of consumption but you hate them getting tested on to save lives a little hypocritical.
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
1. A vet is someone who helps cure animals not test on them. 2. Though I can see your point, sometimes we need to test on animals. Not saying it is completely right, it still is helpful. 3. If all animals died not only would we have no companions, we would also all die as wel. And 4. Adding on to 3, its not like all animals are tested on, mainly rats,dogs, and cats. Animals like wolves,lions,and fish would be bad to test on since if they ended up going extinct we would too, so it hurts to say but its better to test on domesticated animals since they wont destroy the ecosystem if one species of domesticated (Ex: dogs) went extinct since they aren’t such an important animal. (This is from the things I know, please correct me if anything is wrong!)
Ava Kettridge (3 months ago)
Hypocritical, of you to call them stupid when you have the vocabulary of a three year old.
W entertainment (4 months ago)
I had a stroke reading this.
Travis Prescott (1 year ago)
Most ppl who bitch about animal testing probably wouldn't even be here today if animal testing wasn't a think. Also I love how ppl think it's wrong to test on animals then go on to say they should test on humans even tho humans are animals.
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
Well you have a point, testing on humans wouldn’t be ok, but sometimes it is wrong to test on animals, like giving a dog cancer to find a cure, it be better to use something like a work to test it on than a dog. My point is that there are both pros and cons to animal testing! But i’m a bit more on the con side..
RobertDarcy (4 months ago)
So what? Most of human society wouldn't be here if slavery never existed. Does that mean we shouldn't "bitch" about slavery?
Hayden Universe (1 year ago)
you have good debaters for information ;)
DairToBair (1 year ago)
No u
Travis Prescott (1 year ago)
Most ppl who bitch about animal testing probably wouldn't even be here today if animal testing wasn't a think. Also I love how ppl think it's wrong to test on animals then go on to say they should test on humans even tho humans are animals.
Emelia-mae Newall (5 months ago)
humans can consent to it, animals can't...
Abby Knerr (7 months ago)
Did you know that out of the top 25 drugs on the Foundation for Biomedical Research's website, 22 test on dogs? The alternatives generally proposed don't usually include testing on humans. I don't believe anyone would argue that, because it violates ethics. The ones I've seen argued are things like development of computer technology that mimics animal/human behavior/biological systems, cell cultures, etc. Just some food for thought. I was super pro-animal testing until I did a bit more research on it. I still don't believe we are at the point of using strictly alternatives for testing, but I think more time and money should be invested into getting animals out of research.
Katie Holohan (8 months ago)
The Devil Room not to mention animal testing is legal but doing this stuff on humans isn’t 😂 don’t even get me started on the diffrences between animals and humans
About47Pandas (1 year ago)
Currently writing a persuasive essay on pro animal testing for cosmetics.
Mehdi Alzghoul (5 months ago)
+Marten Kuebler good luck
Marten Kuebler (5 months ago)
About47Pandas I’m signing up with PETA to ban animal testing.
Katie Holohan (8 months ago)
Same tho
Ryan Couchman (1 year ago)
me also boi
Kishore Kishu (1 year ago)
red ghost 101 (39 minutes ago)
+alejandra leuquen same
alejandra leuquen (20 days ago)
Hahaha im doing a debate :v
amanda luis (1 year ago)
I can't believe that I'm living in a cruel world
floakie (1 month ago)
Bcs of this cruelty you didnt die at age of one neither the other 1 billion babies and just so you know those experiments also saved millions of animels so stfu cey baby
JammerrrJammm Jams (2 months ago)
Sadly true, but the world is good too!
Marshmallow (3 months ago)
you're living because the world is cruel
Ava Kettridge (3 months ago)
Animals are cruel too so just suck it
Mehdi Alzghoul (5 months ago)
+Marten Kuebler its not cruel to give priority to humans over animals

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