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Soundarya said: (Sun, Apr 6, 2014 09:17:40 PM)    
 
I think its a ruthless way. The greatness and efficiency of any experiment lies not only in how efficiently its carried out but also how ethically its approached. Since science and technology is taking shape day by day, I hope man can definitely find out a way to work in an alternate method. I never understand why people fail to understand that animals too have something called emotions. Just because they are superior to man doesn't mean they have to be sacrificed for the development of human society. I agree its not advisable to set human life under risk, but a point can be made out that these experiments can be conducted on prisoners who are kept in prisons to be executed.

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Lakshmi said: (Thu, Mar 13, 2014 11:40:07 AM)    
 
Hi,

Yes. I will agree with it. Because, now a days the population and the no of diseases are increasing proportionally. And to cure those there is a need to discover new drugs and medicine. So, a host has to be there for conducting the experiments. Its not fair, to have human as a host. Obviously, we need to choose any animal that's have the same living conditions for the specific drug. If its the animal there won't be any problem, because we have so many techniques for reproducing them. If there is any mismatch we can go for another one. By considering the ecosystem it is suggestible to experiment the animals which are plenty in number.

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Anonymous said: (Sat, Mar 1, 2014 06:49:52 PM)    
 
I think it is very cruel to use animals for drug development and research. Humans first only have caused tremendous damage to environment to meet their selfless need, if now is the turn of animals the whole ecological balance will be destroyed. Science and technology had taken man to such great extent, can't they find another way for testing? If they can take so much efforts for themselves, they should think about animals too.

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Vijaya said: (Tue, Feb 18, 2014 09:47:45 AM)    
 
Hi friends,

Yes the drugs should be tested on animals only. Because if they were directly tested on human, a huge loss will be there. So they should be tested on animals only. We can know the side affects and can proceed on further. If not on animals, then where should they be tested? Only the animals will have the same system like of human, so the animals were used for testing.

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Anonymous said: (Tue, Jan 7, 2014 03:26:38 AM)    
 
There exist valid arguments in support of both sides, yes, and no, and we should therefore examine the issue thoroughly before we form sound judgement.

First and foremost, opponents of animal testing allege that using animals in experiments is inhumane and should be prohibited. Needless to say, millions of animals, as diverse as mice, rabbits, and monkeys, undergo painful suffering or even death due to experiments conducted in research labs, especially when related to transplants or cloning, which can be blatantly cruel. More dire still, many of the experiments are ineffective and therefore can be viewed as needless practice, in the sense that they are not applicable to humans. Simply put, although some animals undergo similar physical processes to human, numerous products which were considered effective on animals, were in fact unfit for human use. This is clearly illustrated by the number of commercial drugs that have been withdrawn from the market due to the side-effects on human.

This notwithstanding, animal testing is a two-way street. Judging this matter at its true value, it must be admitted that medical research involving animals, has substantially improved the health of the human race. Suffice it to say, were it not for animal testing, diabetics would suffer and die, and scientists wouldn't be able to fight diseases such as cancer or AIDS, hoping thus to eventually discover a cure.

In other words, Humanity would be at the mercy of deadly infection, relying only on alternative methods of testing. Proponents of Animal testing also draw attention to the fact that animal testing is so far the most effective experimentation method available. That is to say, without animal testing, new procedures or new drugs would be extremely unsafe for human use. Though there are alternative methods of testing, one being testing on plants, these are by no means advanced enough. Another alternative would be testing on kids or adults which would be even more inhumane. Animal testing is therefore necessary before a new drug can be piloted on a small group of patients. What we can do however is make sure that animals used in experiments to test the effects of new products, are treated with the minimum of suffering.

What is the verdict on it? In the light of this evidence, I might go as far as to say, that animal testing is a necessary evil. Thanks for your comprehension.

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Prasanna said: (Wed, Dec 4, 2013 06:14:17 AM)    
 
Animal testing is a cruel way to find results that are not always truth worthy. I think the new way of testing should be the usage of human bodies who volunteer their bodies mainly people who are very sick.

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Ethir said: (Mon, Sep 2, 2013 10:58:15 PM)    
 
No, animal has feeling, they no pain, they are creature of God. We have no right to hurt them for our selfless reason. I don't care if million people will die because of rabies, Louis Pasteur were a monster to create animal testing. We should volunteer our self as test subject for drug not using animal. I will even give my child for drug testing.

In case anyone does not understand that is sarcasm. Idiot, if we can't test animal, how would we know what the drug does in-vivo ? And even if human volunteer for drug test, we can't test on human for scientific reason, not moral reason dumb-ass. We do not simply choose rat, mice, rabbit because they are poor helpless animal. We chose them because. Wait why do I have to educate you guys, go and take a course in biomedical science to see why we have to test on animal and why those animal.

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Tanvi said: (Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:21:34 AM)    
 
Since Time immemorial, animals have been used to test drugs, and for medical research. Small animals such as rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, and squirrels have been the main victims.

For as long as he has existed, Man, has regarded himself as the greatest among all sentient beings. Along with this self-proclaimed.

'greatness' comes the arrogance and superiority complexes that usually spoil one's character. As a result, Man has started taking his intelligence and power for granted, plundering on through the world of redefined necessities and luxuries, leaving entire species of animals writhing helplessly along in it's wake. Man has been taking advantage of helpless little animals in many ways, the likes of which Bugs Bunny and Jerry Mouse could never have dreamed of. Animals are cruelly treated, and forced to sacrifice themselves for the sake of tearless shampoo, mascara, artificial flavors, vaccines, or God-Forbid, pepper spray.

Is this really fair? Do such deeds really qualify Man as 'God's Most Important creature? Granted, Man has invented tearless shampoo, mascara, artificial flavors, vaccines and pepper spray, but how many rodents has it cost nature? Mixtures intended to become tear-less shampoos are ruthlessly poured into the animal's eyes, and it is left writhing in pain, unable to even blink the pain out. Tear-less, indeed.

Didn't Man invent the concept of equal rights for all? Didn't Man establish himself as the 'just' and 'all-powerful' ruler of Earth? And just how far has this claim been fulfilled?

All this time, Man has asserted himself as the 'caring' ruler of Earth. Well, the time has come to show each other just how caring Man can be, starting with our feathery/scaly/furry friends a few rungs down the Ladder of Evolution.

Animals Should Not Be Used for Drug Development or Medical Research.

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Jim Bob said: (Fri, Jul 12, 2013 06:55:24 PM)    
 
I believe that it is completely wrong for us humans to test drugs on animals however we must understand that animals feel a lot of pain.

The problem with all of this is that if we don't test the drugs then what are we supposed to test it on? the only other thing that we can test it on is humans but then again, what would you rather do. Save a life of a person or save a life of an animal? rats have a very very similar immune system as humans. Therefore, they are the only good thing we could use test thing to prevent bowel cancer. We then would know whether the things when eat are good for our immune system by seeing the results of the rats and the way they reacted to it. Therefore, I am still unsure whether testing drugs on animals should be carried out.

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Jayashree said: (Mon, Jun 3, 2013 10:46:02 PM)    
 
Shall we kill human beings to save animals? using animals in the drug development research help to save human life. Moreover, there are huge animals on the earth. Killing some of them doesn't make a huge difference because animals breed faster than human beings. Just think for yourself and get the answer, if you were put in a dilemma of saving an injured baby or an injured rat, which one would you have saved?

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Abhishek said: (Wed, May 1, 2013 01:00:30 AM)    
 
It is rubbish thought of banning animals from testing medicines and medical procedures. I agree that animals have life too and even they feel the pain. But killing is the part and parcel of the living organism like we kill plants by consuming them as food. And we kill millions of bacteria while breathing out while releasing carbon-dioxide. We also have very good arrangements made for other living creatures infiltrating our homes like mosquito, rats, and so on.

So why bother about this issue when its been utilized for better purposes to manufacture and creation of medicines ? if we shouldn't test these on them, then on whom should we test it ? on humans ? aww please gimme a break. ! what about t that moment when we are relishing a tasty beef, chicken, mutton or other meat at your home ? these things are only for the well being and survival of us. And to find a better solutions to these problems, it is important that veterinary science to improve as better as human biological science has. So that it could cure those animals and living creatures that are affected by these types of testings.

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Suma said: (Mon, Apr 15, 2013 04:58:16 PM)    
 
Good evening friends.

In my point of view killing animals is not cruel thing. Medicines are made and must be tested with some living organism so that it would not affect humans. Diseases like cancer, TB. Etc are prevented with the help of these tested drugs. So it is happiest thing in our lives. I have read few above comments some are criticizing of killing animals. I will Obey with this but for eg. , if we go restaurant, we are getting non-veg and having it. That time you will not feel it as animal?

So I conclude, All are creatures only but for some creatures they have their own fulfillment in life. Every creature is meant for something.

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Aman said: (Thu, Jan 3, 2013 09:44:10 PM)    
 
Clinical trials on the animals should be reduce to some extend but not be banned because it is very important that any medicine or drug that is made should be properly tested on animals in the clinics so that the medicine is not going to harm health or have any side effect on human beings and may be human life may be saved from dangerous diseases like cancer, tuberculosis etc. Actually we don't have any option for clinical trials except animals.

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Pritesh Gajjar said: (Thu, Jan 3, 2013 01:40:31 PM)    
 
Hello friends.

If beauty and brain is the parameter for a successful person, then probably most of the people end their ambitions in lagging either of the one above said features. Beauty is god given, and brain is equally gifted and the power or intellectual capacity depends upon sociology-psychological factors along with training and learning capacity of the brain. One has to train the brain to get acquaintance with knowledge.

But beauty has nothing to do. Suppose if we have medical emergency where we can only see people suffering, at that time only the medical knowledge which a doctor possess is hailed rather than the beauty of that doctor serving, similar is the condition with all other profession in the world which only demands brain but not the beauty. It's just a hype to combine the beauty and brain as a perfect blend to create a success formula.

Often beauty can fade away by age or illness, but the knowledge gained increases with sharing and learning. So there exists the upper hand of brain on beauty in the real world. Only in the modeling and female dominated professions beauty with brain fares well. In all other fields, brain is enough to be a part of solution.

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Pareenaz said: (Thu, Nov 22, 2012 07:11:26 PM)    
 
NO, Animals are also the creation of GOD, and if we think that our life is precious and we feel the pain than we should not forget that animals are not the object, they also feel the pains like us. The only difference is that we can show our pain but they can't. So please don't be cruel and protect them. Our life is also directly or indirectly dependent on them, so at least for our own life we should stop our cruel activities.

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Xiana said: (Tue, Oct 30, 2012 08:25:33 AM)    
 
After reading all this, I think that animals are not to be tested. They should be tamed and pampered because they help us in many ways. We should ban the use of animals for drug development and medical research. We harm animals to satisfy our own benefits. Their life has been gifted by God which we are spoiling. Our life is also precious to us, as their life are precious to them. "Men has no right to destroy. What we cannot create". For this many species of animals have become extinct, endangering the ecological balance of nature.

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Sasikanth said: (Mon, Oct 1, 2012 11:40:25 PM)    
 
Sad to say but yes animals should be used for drug tests.

Someone should be used for drug tests to study their effects and they are not humans because we are from human species and obviously partial towards ourselves.

So if you have an terrible disease and want a medicine would you take medicine without knowing it works or kills in some cases?

No right?

So they are the test subjects so that there is no harm to us.

Here it can't be totally prevented but the ones performing experiments should take as many precautions and antidotes as possible to save that poor creature if it is going to kill them.

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Manjunath said: (Thu, Aug 16, 2012 09:22:58 PM)    
 
Yes. Humans are killing millons of animals daily just for satisfing the taste of the tongue. In some countries live animals (pigs and oxen) are just thrown like toys into turning blades. If one sees such an incident directly, one turns into vegetarian on the spot. Such pathetic is their condition. Unfortunately, no one can stop this. If we are not bothered about this brutal purposeless killing, why should we bother about the killngs which are strongly purpose based. And if we compare the count in the both cases, killings for taste across the world in a day will be in some multiples of crores and that for research will be some multiples of hundreds.

If some people feel that using rats for research as a pathetic thing, I'm sure that they feel one lakh times more pathetic to see some ill fated humans suffering helplessly for an unknown new disease which has no medicine!

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Dinesh said: (Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:01:59 AM)    
 
Animals should use in testing medical procedures. Because there are a lot of correlations between animals and humans including homologous genes, neurology, and molecular biological. This all comes from having a common ancestor and genes that have been retained though out generations. We have tested and found the best animals to test on and do so ethically through a progression starting with tissue cultures, then moving to mice, monkeys, and then chimpanzees before humans and more often than not these so-called tests have proved wrong and many drugs have been taken off the market. That's what animal testing is for.

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Kousi said: (Wed, Aug 8, 2012 10:45:15 AM)    
 
Hi friends.

Absolutely not There is no correlation between animals and humans and more often than not these so-called tests have proved wrong and many drugs have been taken off the market. Scientists will babble on in theory, but pinned down cannot positively give a good argument that animals should be tested for human medications.

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Ida said: (Thu, Jul 12, 2012 05:31:29 AM)    
 
I think that animals should be tested on. You could just test it on rats. I bet lots of you do not like rats. Rats breed very constantly, so then if you test on them you don't put anybodies lives in danger. Even if you were to kill a rat their would be more rats born in the world.

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Uttam Anurag said: (Wed, Jul 11, 2012 06:54:17 PM)    
 
I totally disagree with this thought that animals should be subjected to the test of medical drugs and all that. As we all know that human diseases are different from that of animals, so how can we test the remedies of those on animals. That is not a way of judging the effects or side-effects of those. Animals have also the right to be treated as a living being. Their life can't be taken for granted. We should make some alternates to test those drugs like some chemical solutions or anything from which that disease catches.

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Saikiran said: (Sun, Jun 17, 2012 10:02:25 AM)    
 
Animals also the making environment. Because biologically it is making biodiversity and making constant in this, there are predators and prays so we have to protect the animals from that dangers but not to kill.

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Anjali said: (Sat, May 5, 2012 11:16:17 AM)    
 
I disagree with this topic. Even Animals are Living beings. Animals cannot express their feelings, they cannot speak. So it does not mean that advantage of it should be taken. We cannot put their lives in danger.

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Vaishnavi.C said: (Sat, May 5, 2012 08:28:14 AM)    
 
I feel that experiments on animals should be banned. They are innocent and also they cannot speak so we take that as an advantage and use them for medical experiments.

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Livs98 said: (Fri, Apr 27, 2012 03:07:34 AM)    
 
According to some people drug testing on animals is fine because " its not a big loss to lose them" well would you like it if some clinic needed to test a drug on dogs and they took your precious pet? It is a big loss to lose them because every animal counts. What has our society turned into? Taking innocent animals and giving them drugs to see if there's a reaction? Come on! But we can't just write on some website saying "this is bad, and all of you should be ashamed". Actually we are all guilty of this because we are the ones who support these companies by buying their products. So we have typed what we think needs to be done, but who will actually take action?

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Dhampir said: (Thu, Apr 26, 2012 08:31:07 AM)    
 
No, I believe that just because it works on animals dose not mean that it will have the same affect on a human and both humans and animals have the right to be on this earth without being used for testing for new drugs plus with humans they have the option to do the testing whereas animals have no choice in the matter.

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Alikamal said: (Tue, Apr 17, 2012 09:23:24 PM)    
 
Drugs should be tested on animals because we eat animals every day and its not a big loss to lose them but to lose a human is a great loss and due to drug testing on animals human lives can be saved.

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Neetu said: (Mon, Apr 16, 2012 04:52:49 PM)    
 
According to me we can not spoil any one's life for save our life it is wrong. We should give the respect to everyone who's live in the world because every one can think for our self but everyone can not think about other's self if you want to become a good so you should thing about other's self.

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Manish Katare said: (Wed, Apr 11, 2012 10:25:23 PM)    
 
Human and animal both are living being both have there own life.

Animal also have the right to live on this earth. God has not gifted them speech yet they speaks by crying. Scientists should develop some other ways of testing products.

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Rohan Chawla said: (Sun, Apr 8, 2012 05:11:50 PM)    
 
Hey friends ,

According to me animals and human are living being. God created many creatures. Some are called animals and some are called humans. If animals can't speak to us it doesn't means that they will forcibly experimented for the scientist new projects. It is very easy to kill to kill an animal. But why a human is afraid of killing another human? We should respect all the creatures made by god.

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Tua said: (Thu, Mar 8, 2012 12:00:02 PM)    
 
Hi everyone, according to me if scientific experiments are done on human beings it will cost a life...as we all know that now a days science has created a lot of new medicines which cures cancer to AIDs at 1st stage...if those medicines are experimented on human life then it can create a huge problem..so it is better to experiment on the animals as we do not have any other option and if it is not experimented on animals we cannot rely that it can help human beings.. Thank you.

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Akash Jain said: (Sat, Feb 18, 2012 12:53:24 AM)    
 
According to me no living being ( either man or animal ) should be used for drug testing . besides , Scientists must build some special device for testing a drug , scientists are working on various useless projects that should be stopped . Animals are speechless , this is not thier fault , god created them like that and because of that , various animals are suffering from death . As life is a god's gift , each and every living creatures have the right to live .

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Ajinkya Boraste Dude said: (Thu, Feb 9, 2012 09:42:18 AM)    
 
Animals should be used because there are more in quantity and they never die in some cases they die. If they use it on human then many people will die.

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Ishita Mukherjee said: (Tue, Feb 7, 2012 08:51:04 PM)    
 
According to me animals should be used for new drugs testing because the animals such as rats,rabbits are used for testing of drugs which have no use and if a drug is being tested on animal the animal is not going to die.But if it is tested on a human the side effects are dangerous and a individual may die also.so I conclude that a human's life is more perecious than a animal,a human may do a new discovery tomorrow but a animal will not.

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Appi said: (Fri, Jan 27, 2012 05:38:35 PM)    
 
I think there is nothing wrong in conducting new tests on animals.In a way its helping to find new useful drugs which saves many peoples life....and even humans have hearts they don't conduct tests on all the animals ... they test it usually on smaller ones like rats which are of no use to this society except in spreading disease.... so if testing some drugs is saving precious human life then why not...almost 75% of humans are non vegetarians and they use animals for eating.. then if testing drugs on animals is helping medical science improve its definitely worth it:)

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Mereena said: (Thu, Dec 22, 2011 11:42:32 PM)    
 
We cannot say "yes or no". There was two side. We believe that man is the best in God's creature. So we can use other animals for his own use. By using animals for testing new drugs and medicine helps the man to know if it has any other side effect. We believe that God create all other animals and plants for us. So we can use it our needs. If we have the power we use it anyway.

The other side is all the living things including man were the creatures of the God. We cannot have the right to kill any other animals. All has its own feelings.

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Shikha said: (Thu, Dec 15, 2011 02:41:09 AM)    
 
Animals also a heart as a heart of human. If human have a pain as well as animals also have pain. They have also right to live freely in this world. Scientists should develop some other ways of testing products. And obviously there is too much of technology. We cannot do our experiments on animals. "apni jaan bachane ke liye kisi dusre hi jindagi ko chenana " its no a good idea. This is not a proper way of development.

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Stephanie said: (Wed, Dec 14, 2011 12:42:36 AM)    
 
People are sick! ANIMALS have hearts and feelings for us you know! How about I call you an Animal and kill you! Yea, I didint think you would like that. :'(

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Sunitha said: (Mon, Sep 26, 2011 07:46:43 PM)    
 
Yes, as human beings cannot be get into testing directly we need to go for the animals. They are the speechless creatures what is going to be done with them but to invent some drugs for curing diseases we really need animals. I think it is a selfish human act for their survival sometimes some of them is for animals too. Human being is also an animal but he is master of all these animals. So, it will be through animal which can be used for testing newly invented drugs and medical procedures.

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Murod said: (Wed, Aug 24, 2011 10:33:01 AM)    
 
Why not ? Animals should be used for testing new drugs before we test on human being. The human beings are more precious than animals. If we lose one animal it is not such a big loss as well loss a single person. It is the law of nature many animals eats other short animals for food and also human eat animals. It is natural and it is very necessary to test the drugs before testing on human being but before testing we should keep in mind that the species of animals which we are using are not going to vanish and the test is necessary.

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Mohit said: (Mon, Jul 11, 2011 12:46:22 PM)    
 
I think animals also have the right to live. Though god has not gifted them speech yet they speak!by crying!on the basis of economic development we should develop. But where animals are killed can it be called as 'development' true and genuine economic development is there where new products are made without harming the wildlife. Scientists should develop some other ways of testing products. And obviously there is too much of technology.

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Moosh said: (Sun, Jul 10, 2011 10:55:12 PM)    
 
Add to, animals that being tested are not in danger; rats, dogs, mice, and rabbits. As a result, death of these animals does not cause problems to our planet-earth.

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Anonymous said: (Sun, Jun 26, 2011 08:21:20 AM)    
 
In a way using animals is not a right way but if we think in a economic manner then we should test drugs on them (the species which are large in proportion). We complain India is developing country not developed why because we are held back by our feelings, sentiments whereas america sees nothing and I guess thats the reason they are a developed country and if we eat animals so there is nothinhg wrong in that its a part of food chain.

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Jon Brunnock said: (Tue, May 10, 2011 04:45:30 AM)    
 
Animals don't deserve rights. Test as many drugs as you can on them! Kill all the ones that are indangered then you don't have to hear about them being indangered all of thet time!

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Sadat said: (Mon, Feb 21, 2011 04:49:26 AM)    
 
From Feeling point of view, I will say NO. Because every animal is having same feeling as human being. The only thing is that they can not express it like us.

We can have some clones on which we can do experiments. Because, these clones are made by us only. And we have the right to destroy something which we have created. Not for the things which we have not created.

But from cloning point of view, it is not a simple cup of tea to produce a clone. And we can not experiment on human beings. So, Yes, animal can be used for testing new drugs and medical procedures. That's all.

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Afees P S said: (Fri, Feb 11, 2011 11:32:56 PM)    
 
Please remember the words of writer "all living beings are owners of this earth". We should respect other animals right also. On the other hand we should not turn our face to the latest developments in scientific technologies. So be aware of our act. Not the technology alone makes our ecosystem balanced!.

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Rahul Yadav said: (Tue, Feb 1, 2011 03:03:46 AM)    
 
I am also agree with others that Animals should be used for testing new drugs before we test on human being. And i want to tell to my those friends ho are completely opposite to it that it is the law of nature many animals eats other short animals for food. many human being are also non-vegetarian they also eat some animals. it is not wrong. it is natural. and it is very necessary to test the drugs before testing on human being. but before testing some thing kept in mind that the species of animals which we are using are not going to vanish. and the test is necessary.
ok thank you gentleman !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Veena said: (Wed, Jan 12, 2011 10:46:33 AM)    
 
ya,ill agree wit this statement, Animal should be test before we test on human beings......
of course even animals have their own rights to live on earth,but the human beings are more precious than animals if we lose one animal its not such a big loss as we ll loss a single person....... before using the animals we should see the availability of the animals,if there are more animals than easily we can try or else we have to think 100 times before testing on animal and even we should think 1000 times before we test on human being..."HUMAN BEINGS ARE VERY PRECIOUS" whatever he may be,today we are living life luxurious because of humans..

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Priya said: (Sat, Jan 8, 2011 12:34:42 PM)    
 
Hi everybody!.

According to our human life, we depend on others not only the human and also the plants and animals. So what am coming to say, First animals only kill the other animal for their hungry, now human also do like that for money then what the difference, but we use animals for drugs testing is only for our purpose. "IF WE ARE USING THE ANIMAL, IT WILL DIED IN CERTAIN DAYS INSTEAD OF WE TEST THE HUMAN HE ALSO DEAD, THE ONLY THING IS ANIMAL IS DEAD MEANS WE HAVE ANOTHER SPECIMEN LIKE THE SAME ANIMAL BORN BUT IT IS NOT A HUMAN".

Thank you!.

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Deepak N said: (Fri, Dec 24, 2010 12:08:31 PM)    
 
I'm strictly against of it, animals should not be use for testing or for medical purposes just because they can't speak or they are numb, they too are living beings like human and have feelings, they also want to live. Humans are selfish creature they only think about their benifit, they have no right to kill a animal. We should look for other alternatives as cloning is a expensive deal for experiments.

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94328..... said: (Fri, Nov 12, 2010 03:26:27 AM)    
 
If we humans with so much of intelligence say that animals should be used for testing drugs then we should stop saying big words like "WILD LIFE AND FOREST SHOULD BE PROTECTED". WE don't keep the right to say this.

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Hitha said: (Wed, Nov 3, 2010 03:18:01 PM)    
 
Animals also feel the same pain as humans, if we think in this way it isn't digestible but as Sandeep and Preeti said are we not killing the animals to eat. If we really think that animals also feel the same we should stop killing animals for food. We can agree with testing the new drugs on animals whenever it is necessary only. They shouldn't be used for unnecessary products which are used for the purpose of increase in beauty, to make skin shine etc. Yearly they are killing many animals like rabbit, fishes (especially used by celebrities).

Once I have read the article in some book that the rabbits, rats n many other animals which are being tested may b affected as specified lose their eyesight, blood comes out of their mouth, nose, ears due to effect of drugs some may even die and even they are unable to move away from the situation as they are prisoned. Definitely if one reads this article get tears in their eyes n never use all the medicines to increase beauty and all the stupid reasons So it will b good if cloning is used 4 this process n they should b tested 4 when their is no other option.

Think that even they are living beings and save them.

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Priti said: (Fri, Oct 1, 2010 01:54:20 PM)    
 
Hi everyone. !.

I can understand the feelings of my friend who are completely opposite of testing the animals for new drugs. But I want to notice them that it is the law of nature, in nature there are many omnivorous animals who uses the other animals as their food. We cant say them selfish. Similarly we are using animals not because of we are selfish but because there is no other preferable option. And in this world there are many humans who are using various animals as there food I mean many humans are non-vegetarians but we never say them selfish. They use animals I. E. Others life for eating purpose where there are another options for eating. Then why not to use animals for new drug trusting purpose where there is none other option.

The things we can do are :.

1] we should take care of that the species of animals which we are using are not going to vanish.

2]we should use animals in testing where the use is important.

3]we should search for better option than animals.

Some of friends gave the option of cloning in that case I will agree with the jamila.

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Sandeep said: (Wed, Aug 25, 2010 09:05:19 AM)    
 
I think the testing of drugs on animals is right in someway, because if you can kill a animal for meat and that is going to benefit of your own, then why we can't test the drugs on animals when it is going to be beneficial for whole country or world.

That is point when you talk about the selfishness of human by testing drugs on animals. But there is also the other point, we should test drugs on flying creatures like mosquito, cockroach, bees because they used to find in bulk and harm the human beings in form of diseases , so we should test the drugs on the animals, who are harming the people in any kind as must as possible.

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Mahebilla said: (Sun, Aug 15, 2010 12:53:11 PM)    
 
They animal also a living being. But they haven't seventh sense. The drugs first testing on animal itself If preserve human being. In day to day life so many animal destroy naturlly and artifically i.e we eat fish and mut. We destroy animal for eating purpose. So testing animal also compare as like as above.

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Nandana Sri said: (Sun, Aug 15, 2010 10:06:23 AM)    
 
Some of our friends said testing drugs on animals is cruel and selfish. yes I agree with them but what about eating them? is that not cruel?

We can eat any veg items eg: rice, wheat etc., but we still killing animals.

But In case of testing drugs we have no choice, so instead of suffering a human being we are suffering an animal. It can be useful for further proceedings and later it saves lives of people.

Animal cloned one or normal one pain is same. It doesn't mean that cloned one cannot having the pain. Suffering one for hundreds lives is not crime, so I am supporting drug testing on animals.

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Karen D'Souza said: (Thu, Jul 29, 2010 12:44:51 AM)    
 
Roni tags people who said tests should be conducted on animals selfish.. but would he volunteer then to conduct a new test on him?

doesn't he kill a rat in the rouse when it is causing menace? at least when we are testing on animals we don't mean to kill it.. there are fair chances of survival as well..

I think its pretty justified that tests be conducted on animals because only through such tests can newer remedies and medical advances come out and save so many human lives later..

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Santhosh said: (Tue, Jul 27, 2010 12:53:27 PM)    
 
Actually... we can used to test with cloned animals rather than normal animals...

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Kumaran said: (Mon, Jul 26, 2010 01:16:12 PM)    
 
I like to differ with Sowjanya, in past days we dont have bluecross, no cloning right .but we have everything right why there is a need to kill a animal when you have option in other hand.

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Jaya said: (Mon, Jul 26, 2010 08:42:37 AM)    
 
I think so it is wrong to test new drugs with animals. Both humans and animals, are created by god, so humans have no rights to create problems to animals by testing new drugs with animals.this may also lead to the destroy of some animal species completely.

The ultimate reason for under going such activities is because animals cant speak and express thier thoughts and they can't question humans... so we should not take this as advantage. We should protect animals instead of creating problems to them... humans should be kind enough..

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Naresh said: (Sun, Jul 25, 2010 07:23:24 AM)    
 
In nature, Human beings and the animals are the living things together, we do not have the right to kill the animals by doing experiments on them. In biological labs we can extract the cells and experiment on them and the next better solution is cloning process.

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Jamila said: (Sun, Jul 25, 2010 07:05:10 AM)    
 
The drugs can be tested first on small creatures, human life is more precious than animals. However only after complete lab testing tests on animals need to be done, I donot believe testing on cloaned animals as they too have lives which are equally precious as that of other animals, we have got no right to play with others lives.

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Sahil said: (Sat, Jul 24, 2010 02:09:18 PM)    
 
It is wrong to kill the animals. Just because human is the most powerful creature he doesn't have any right to kill animal or try experiment on them. I totally disagree with the sathya. Just because they can not speak, you don't have any right to destroy them. many person in this world can not speak, that doesn't mean that we can destroy them.it is totally cruelness.

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Devender Mittal said: (Fri, Jul 23, 2010 07:42:07 AM)    
 
It is wrong. Animals have the life like the human.they feel the pain like the human. So I m against this. Scientist should find another way for experiment.

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Reema .R.R said: (Fri, Jul 23, 2010 04:38:22 AM)    
 
Strictly no.. Even though humans are superior and intelligent when compared to other animals. It does not mean that he has the right to hurt these helpless, innocent creatures to fulfill his selfish needs. When new drugs are been tested on animals,they too feel the same pain as we do. The only difference is that ,they can't talk. They surely do express their pain , but people fail to understand it. If we are going to use animals for experiments, then why not humans as well..?? Humans can yell, scream and fight back!, whereas animals cant do this.

So, we need to care for the animals and not use them like "DISPOSABLE WASTE".That is "BRING THEM, CONDUCT EXPERIMENTS,HARM THEM and finally KILL THEM".

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Sowjanya said: (Thu, Jul 22, 2010 07:39:07 AM)    
 
Before inventing cloning process all the medicines which were invented all tested on animals only. That time no one spoke about blue cross. So don't think men are not so selfish.

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Honey said: (Thu, Jul 22, 2010 04:50:11 AM)    
 
I think it is better to use cloning animals. All the creatures of the world have their own rides to live.So we have no rides to use them in the testing of drugs. So we use the cloning animals for the testing of drugs. I am also thinking in the other way that is may the making of cloning animals is difficult. By developing the technology of cloning we use use them preferably. It is also used for our development in science and technology.

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Arisha said: (Wed, Jul 21, 2010 09:08:11 AM)    
 
God has gifted life to every creature for some purpose to support nature and we humans are not liable to test drugs and other medications on them just because they can't speak and express their grief. If so why don't you try them on some numb human being. I'm completely not in favor of testing medicines on animals.

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Geet said: (Wed, Jul 21, 2010 08:50:52 AM)    
 
Experimenting on animals is very merciless on our part. FOR e.g killing the frog for labs in schools has been banned. But cloning is definitely a great idea!! Although a costly affair. Instead to an extent animals can be used but not ruthlessly destroying many. Another way is to extract the cells and try them.

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Anushka said: (Tue, Jul 20, 2010 07:01:54 AM)    
 
Animals are also living beings. They also have some feelings. We cannot do our experiments on animals. For our purpose,We are using and killing the animals. It is cruel. We don't have right to kill the animals. If the process is not harmful, We can do it. It should be harmless and useful to all. To prevent such activities Blue Cross was started.

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Kumar said: (Tue, Jul 20, 2010 03:40:30 AM)    
 
I go with mofazal he is right. Only the cloning method is the best method to practise the drugs. Because we destroy our own built only not others.And we can our own right to destroy. In case we can test the drugs with animals. Blue cross take the action if you catched. its true?

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Sathya said: (Sat, Jul 17, 2010 03:56:32 AM)    
 
yes,we can try this only in animals, because we can try it man itself is very risk one, at the same time animals have no speaking power so we can easily destroy the animals.

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Roni said: (Fri, Jul 16, 2010 07:11:21 AM)    
 
No Ii don't think so, how can human beings so rude and selfish. Animals too are having their life, why should we sacrifice their lives for the sake of our own benefit. it is rightly said that human mind is devastating and its progressing day by day. As stated by sree and monika above that animals must be tested first. According to them human life is precious and tests should be conducted on animals first but they are forgetting that by saying so they are showing their selfish nature... aren't they?.

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Mofazal said: (Fri, Jul 16, 2010 05:55:08 AM)    
 
No, because they are also having the same feeling as like human, so just use some cloning animals they are created by men and man has the rights to kill it.

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Mounika said: (Sat, Jul 10, 2010 06:32:18 AM)    
 
Yes, Recently American scientists find out the AIDS resistant drugs and they test it firstly on rat if they test it directly on humans there may be risk to our lives. So every invention of drug test only on animals.

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Sree said: (Wed, Jul 7, 2010 08:25:38 AM)    
 
Yes, it is. To Discover and Develop a new Drug the trials are conducted first on Animals only, Because they can't directly conduct the trial on humans and proceed. This is a very risky process which effects the humans and their lives. When trials are done on animals they can know the involvement of risks in testing new drugs and further they take action to proceed .

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