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03-02-2014, 06:20 AM
Animal Testing.
What are your thoughts on animal testing? Should it be allowed to happen? Are there circumstances where you think that animal testing is acceptable? How should it be conducted/regulated? What are the advantages/disadvantages?

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03-02-2014, 07:23 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
I have seen a list of medical achievement and breakthroughs that were only possible with animal testing.

I hope I find that list online, but simply put: It will ripp any doubt you have to shreds!

Medical science depends alot on animal testing!

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03-02-2014, 08:13 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
I am for animal testing for medicine but against for cosmetics. Boundaries are probably difficult to set as the effects of each drug will differ but the overall goal should be to minimise the animals suffering as much as possible. My opinion however, doesn't get much more involved than that as I am not a scientist and accept I am speaking from a speculative view point.

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03-02-2014, 09:32 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
(03-02-2014 08:13 AM)Monster_Riffs Wrote:  I am for animal testing for medicine but against for cosmetics. Boundaries are probably difficult to set as the effects of each drug will differ but the overall goal should be to minimise the animals suffering as much as possible. My opinion however, doesn't get much more involved than that as I am not a scientist and accept I am speaking from a speculative view point.

Terrible as it is, animal testing for cosmetics will probably continue. Some laboratories rely on the funding they get from cosmetic companies to further research into various diseases etc... Ailments such as cancer and aids are well funded but this is not the case for some of the lesser known diseases.

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03-02-2014, 09:42 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
It should be done responsibly and with the animals "interests" in mind, just throwing random things at them is wrong, but if something is promising then go for it. At least until we find better ways of testing things without animals

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03-02-2014, 09:59 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
I am a diabetic. I also love dogs. It ain't easy to say, but I approve of animal testing. If it weren't for many dogs dying, Banting and Best would never have discovered insulin.....and I'd be dead.

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03-02-2014, 09:59 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
Since there is little chance of testing something, medical or otherwise, on humans there is really no other option.

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03-02-2014, 11:15 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
I have been made aware that some animal testing appears more like conscious torture than testing. I have difficulty approving of that. I also accept that some animal testing is absolutely critical for certain types of medical experiments.
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03-02-2014, 11:37 AM
RE: Animal Testing.
(03-02-2014 09:59 AM)Anjele Wrote:  Since there is little chance of testing something, medical or otherwise, on humans there is really no other option.

Yah, that's kind of a big advantage there.

It may not be pretty, but it is damn indispensable for certain types of medical breakthroughs.

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03-02-2014, 07:13 PM
RE: Animal Testing.
I think they should do testing on new born babies. After all the baby will be born into it, know no different and will not have a fully articulated/defined consciousness like what our human race believes separates us from all other living creatures.

Alternatively the poor could be round up and tested upon??? People with mental health issues??? The disabled??? The old???

There is no limits to the justification the human race gives for torture. As long as it is for personal gain and is not happening to yourselves or in front of your face it is tolerable.

I do not have an alternative to animal testing, however that does not stop me personally from opposing it.

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