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|A.Varshini Reddy said: (Oct 23, 2018)|
|Scientists should be allowed to test on animals because as we try experiments on animals we can know many things and we are gaining knowledge and we can help the society. We can tell that animals are helping society. Example freedom fighters who fought for India became greater as they fought for us animals are giving their lives for the society.|
|Ajay said: (Sep 29, 2018)|
|I think animals should not be used for testing because we know that life is a gift which is given by nature so only nature have right to play with their lives. We do not have any rights to play with their lives.|
|T.Sampath Kumar said: (Aug 19, 2018)|
|Hello friends, this is Sampath Kumar.
What I am saying that experimenting on animals is too bad why because soo many animals are living without food some times it will be. So harming animals is too bad for the purpose of drugs and there are so many scientists and labs are there for research on drugs. So, friends what I am saying is absolutely right on my side, thank you.
|Bhanu said: (Aug 10, 2018)|
|I think animals should not be tested for new drugs and medical procedures because it is very dangerous to animals. If want to experiment so scientist should do those experiments on terrorist and punishment of death by law.|
|Inam said: (Jul 7, 2018)|
|I think using animals for test is sometime becomes necessary mostly animal used for testing are mice the point here to be noted is that we are not using them unnecessarily but for test if successful can be helpful for humans & it is for a cause and purpose. Thank you.|
|Devika said: (Apr 11, 2018)|
I'm Devika, a biotechnology student!
I do agree with you guys but the thing is we so far can treat the diseases due to the production of drugs! As per my knowledge, very few animals are being used for experiments not all of them and mostly for drugs rabbits and mice are used especially the white mice which are genetically produced! So, I guess it's not wrong but I do even agree that we are harming but it's not a big deal! I hope further technology can be improved so that it can be digitalized and can still more reduce the use of animals for research!
|Nippon Mukherjee said: (Nov 30, 2017)|
|The use of animals in testing medicine and drugs looks very cruel and inhuman because most of the time the innocent animals suffer and die. But there were no other options in the past for researchers to test those new drugs and chemical products. Now as the medical science has developed so much I think scientists should think about new options and minimize the use of animals as much as possible for this purpose. Also, test results on animals not always same for humans.
I have an idea which many of you may not agree if 'convicts who are sentenced to death' can be used for this kind of testing.
|Nivedha Yakshik said: (Aug 30, 2017)|
|Good day, From my point of view, animals should not be tested for any kind of research. The life is also important, we must not be selfish. Humanity is most important. They are animals, they too have lives. Taking their lives for research is too vulnerable. No one has any rights to take their lives. Animals serve us in all the ways. From milk, their skin is used for making bags, their babies are also we are adopting (dogs, cars). They are useful to us, we are humans and we have some kind of morals. God gave us 6 sense to think what is right and what is wrong. Think that killing animals for our sake is right. We are using products given by animals and we are killing them, it right? Please, animals are also a living being. They are so innocent. Make them survive. We must protect them. Thank you.|
|Uttara Deb said: (Aug 21, 2017)|
|Hello everyone. I would like to say something on today's topic which is should animals be used for testing new drugs and medical procedure? Well life is a gift of god. Be it human or anyother living being. We as humans don't have the authority to exploit any other without its consent. We don't use humans for medical testing cause humans can protest. They can sue each other in court for violating privacy. For centuries we humans have been using innocent animals like rabbit mice dogs monkeys as testers. They can't protect themselves. They die in pain in laboratories when wrong treatments are done on them. So we as human beings should be passionate to our fellow companions and become the voice for the voiceless. Testing on animals should be banned world wide. This is not only painful for them but equally painful for the compassionate humans. Instead science must develop ways and means to test on artificial limbs or artificial cells. It would be a cruelty free development for all. Thank you.|
|Abby said: (Jul 19, 2017)|
|Animals and humans do not have equal rights. Animals were made for the benefit of the human race. However, humans were created to take care of the animals. No, animals should not be tested on, it is unfair, and often cruel. Yes drugs should be tested, and not for the first time on humans, nor until scientists have legitimately verified that said drug is safe for our use, without any worry of complications. While both of these arguments present truth, and yes they are somewhat accurate, they ignore something very important; we are at a basic level-ANIMALS. We are mammals-the first sign of well, being an animal. We are somewhat related to monkeys- said many intelligent scientists. So yes I can understand that maybe animals are being treated unfairly, being deliberately and accidentally given diseases and unknown affects of the drug being tested. But, just looking at the one side of the story, isn't fair either, because then we begin mistreating ourselves and each other, by selling untested drugs to the public, without knowing the full affects.
While it is definitely necessary to test these new drugs on animals, both for the survival of the human race, and because it provokes a higherish level of thinking, animals tested are quite often not treated fairly and in may cases extremely abused. The answer to these issues, is not to completely make illegal the testing of new drugs on animals, nor is it to allow the animals to be completely mistreated for the sake of science. I think the only option is to put more laws in place, that don't make it necessarily harder to test animals, but harder to mistreat them. This is a problem that will never be solved 100%, not at least for a very long time. We need to stop thinking one way or the other, but consider both aspects, and meet in the middle for the good of animals and humans alike.
|Vishal Sharma said: (Jun 28, 2017)|
In my point of view, animals should never be used for testing new drugs and medical procedures because sometimes testing drugs on animals cause death of animals. Animals are living things like us, we do not have any right to play with their lives. I think scientist should discover some another method to test new drugs without hurting others.
|Anupreet Kaur said: (Jun 21, 2017)|
|Some particular animals like monkey, chimpanzees, frogs are used for the experiment because of these animals have more population in the world. On the other hand, animals are also living beings.|
|Ramsha said: (Jun 19, 2017)|
I think animals should be used for testing new medical products but ya great care must be taken while using them to minimize their sufferings as they also have the same emotion as us. Wherever possible other alternatives must be used. I completely do not deny this because itt will be more hurting seeing thousands of people in agony instead of few animals.
|Jojo said: (May 26, 2017)|
I believe that this is correct.
Because it benefits us and puts us through less pain. Also, when animals are tested, they are usually sedated taking away the pain. In addition, human benefits are gained which could not be obtained by using other methods. Anyway, the three Rs are usually used: Reduction, Refinement, Replacement. Even if animal testing is harmful and dangerous to animals, it can save people's lives. God said that we can rule over the animals, so let us use them a sensible but beneficial way!
|Ashutosh Raj said: (Mar 6, 2017)|
|Animals form the basis of human objectives so their test for medical research and drugs should be hindered. As it is said that bravery does not lie in showing strength but to keep that strength for the benefit of good deeds.|
|Hardik said: (Feb 21, 2017)|
|Animal also have equal rights like human so I do not agree with this I think that the scientists and specialist have to do research and find its solution.|
|Jpds said: (Feb 15, 2017)|
|Animals should be used for testing because the most common animal that they use is rats and all rats have diseases. So if the medicine works then the medicine will heal the rat and can save other peoples life.|
|Ebrahim said: (Feb 11, 2017)|
|I don't agree because I think animals have the right to live but on the other hand we need a new medicine to deal with new diseases.
I believe that god created all of thing in world to make a better life for human. But we should use them in a humane way.
I think specialists should try to find a new way to test a new medicine and until that time they have to use animal.
|Jezi Kaelin said: (Feb 9, 2017)|
|No, it should not. Because in 2010 97,123 animals suffered pain during testing drugs/medicines.|
|Tyler said: (Feb 2, 2017)|
|No, they should not. No animals should be forced to die its the same thing as killing a human being in my views it should not be here at all.|
|Sougata Mondal said: (Jan 25, 2017)|
|I think that animals should be allowed to have experimented. If we do not use animals then whom will we do with?|
|Bhagyashree Dhuri said: (Jan 9, 2017)|
|We should take proper knowledge of the acids we used for research of medicines.|
|Shiva said: (Nov 12, 2016)|
|We can use animals for testing drugs and medical procedure but we should also consider that we do not harm them anyway and proper care should be taken of them. So basically I think they should not be used for experiment which could cause animals any serious problem.|
|Preeti .Sanjay .Vishwakarma said: (Nov 9, 2016)|
|Animals make our life, our needs fulfil by them too, we should not forget that we are become healthy and strong by drinking milk of cows they help into agriculture for our crops that's why we should not trouble the animals or harm for are self or else any reason.|
|Preeti.Sanjay.Vishwakarma said: (Nov 9, 2016)|
|I don't think that it can be good to used animal for are self because we have done wrong for us we done misused of things from that we have make bad thinks which harm are self only so in that we should not disturbed or any harm to them which they suffered from us, in that they were very helpfull in our life this is eternal for our life.|
|Nikita Kumawat said: (Oct 22, 2016)|
|As we know everything has it's pros and cons both. In the same way, testing drugs on animal also has it's pros and cons. When scientist prepares drugs they have to test it and animals are the best substitute of humans to test the drugs which can be used further for the treatment of humans, animals have similar cells of human body and we can see the results how actually drug is going to react but after testing drugs animals are killed and even sometimes reaction on animals is not the same as the reaction in humans so it is not always beneficial and accurate to test the drug. It will be good if scientists find another substitute for testing the drug so that there will be no need of killing animals after testing drugs on them.|
|Rohit said: (Oct 8, 2016)|
|First of all, without animal testing, there would be about 35% less humans in the world, and animal testing is alright because the animals used are easily replaced such as rats and birds. You must realize that humans consume over 80% more pigs, cattle, and chickens then animals that are used for testing.
Over 340 pigs are consumed for every one animal tested on. Though I admit that animals may have emotions and a consciousness, but you must remember without animal testing a lot of drugs, shampoos, toothpaste, and MANY other products you use every day you would not have. Also, you must remember that in testing dogs, cats, and other more domesticated animals are not used. Rats, birds, and rarely chimps (monkeys) are used for testing.
|M. B. said: (Sep 29, 2016)|
|This is a quoted text.
We don't want to use animals, but we don't have any other options.
The most significant trend in modern research is the recognition that animals rarely serve as good models for the human body. Human clinical and epidemiological studies, human tissue- and cell-based research methods, cadavers, sophisticated high-fidelity human-patient simulators, and computational models have the potential to be more reliable, more precise, less expensive, and more humane alternatives to experiments on animals. Advanced microchips that use real human cells and tissues to construct fully functioning postage stamp size organs allow researchers to study diseases and also develop and test new drugs to treat them. Progressive scientists have used human brain cells to develop a model "microbrain", which can be used to study tumors, as well as artificial skin and bone marrow. We can now test skin irritation using reconstructed human tissues (e.g. MatTek's EpiDermTM), produce and test vaccines using human tissues, and perform pregnancy tests using blood samples instead of killing rabbits.
Experimentation using animals persists not because it's the best science but because of archaic habits, resistance to change, and a lack of outreach and education.
|Anu said: (Sep 28, 2016)|
|According to me, no living thing (either man or animal) used for testing. But here we have no option of testing. If scientists create a testing artificial it will be fine, unfortunately, we don't have any. So that we can use the mind dead patients who are waiting for their death. By giving some money to their families we can use those patients for drug testing. If the drug works, those brain dead patients may cure (hope for positive). Through that, we can save mankind and animals too.|
|Parkavi said: (Sep 28, 2016)|
|It's not necessary. Because it is a human being. Somebodies treated it's also the human being. Definitely, we will develop the medical field for save people's life. At the same time, we do something for protection. We should protect animals life. That is one of the best act in India. They will also kill some animals for an invention. We can invent some medicines why we can't invent that medicines are the right thing to feed peoples without destroying animals life. "SO THINK IN BETTER WAYS TO SAVE ANIMALS, AT THE SAME TIME SAVE MEDICAL FIELD".|
|Mayan said: (Sep 19, 2016)|
|Human sacrifices their life in wars for their country so one dies so that others could live. Animals are tested to save humanity, you just can't be too emotional. In absence of other options we are left with no choice moreover as we know survival of fittest if no experimentations are done humans will get extinct.|
|Prasanth said: (Aug 29, 2016)|
|New drugs should not be tested on animals because they are innocent. Instead of that test those medicines on terrorist and rapist.|
|Swift Dezire said: (Aug 24, 2016)|
|In my opinion, animals can be used for testing. If animals are not tested, then people are going to struglle. If a drug need to be tested. If it goes wrong then people need to suffer.
And if people are so much concerned about animals. Then how can we eat chicken? chicken is also an animal and have equal rights to live right?
|Shivangi said: (Aug 13, 2016)|
|Absolutely not! Aren't animals living things like us? If we have got a more developed brain than them and can make advances in different fields does not mean we are superior to them. Why kill an animal to save a selfish human's life?
At least, animals are not like us. They know how to love unconditionally not like us who do everything just to satisfy our needs. Animals should never be used for testing new drugs because they are also inhabitants of this earth and they also deserve to be treated respectfully and live.
|Karthick said: (Jul 30, 2016)|
|Animals are also the living things, Should find another way for testing.|
|Amit Baluni said: (Jul 29, 2016)|
|I think it is wrong to test the new medicines on animal because they are also a living being they also the full right to live as we humans have.|
|Santhosh said: (Jul 27, 2016)|
|I think that testing animals for new drugs are acceptable. If we see it in an emotional manner it is obviously wrong. But we are not living in an era where people would travel on barefoot. We are far away from it. Technology has dominated. We are already adapted to it. So we must be a Roman while we in Rome.|
|Prashant Singh said: (Jul 6, 2016)|
|Hi, I think the test should carry on with the animals. If emotionally we are considering it wrong then half of the people wouldn't have survived. We live in an era where every day a new disease is founded and to cure them medicine is required and we can only have medicine if it successfully tested. If not on animals then where to test it?|
|Amir said: (May 18, 2016)|
|I think animals should be used for testing purpose the reason behind is if we humans can make new drugs for curing more number of disease only then we can save the life of our parents, relatives, and animals obviously. Think smart doesn't be emotional.
If we think that animal should not be treated for testing then just think of our belongings dying in front of us and us humans unable to do anything to save their life. And remember at the time we the humans saves the life of an injured animal lying on the road by taking them to the nearest hospital. We provide food to them at times. We humans love animals that are the only reason we them pets.
|Connor said: (May 16, 2016)|
|We will release the animals when we get whatever we want.|
|Nikki said: (May 3, 2016)|
|Animals. We humans are too. Obviously, we need a solution to animal testing. Each and every creature on this earth feels pain and deserves the right to live a natural, full happy life. Although humans need medication and new products, we should NOT test them on any creature. Life is too precious. Humans absolutely do not have the right to hurt an animal or take its life.
|Tay Tay said: (Apr 26, 2016)|
|Animals shouldn't be used for testing they have the right to live and if we kill them off that means we will be the new test subjects, so let animals live so they can enjoy this beautiful world like we have.|
|Mason said: (Apr 21, 2016)|
|My opinion is animals should be tested on because when we find the cure to cancer we will use it for all animals and humans so if you think it's cruel how about they take you and do it to you they and you'll be messed up so keep animal testing to save the humans!|
|Jjj said: (Apr 15, 2016)|
|No animal should be used for drug testing, it's cruel. I think they should drugs on people in prison who have the death penalty, so that way if they die, it wouldn't matter.|
|Daw said: (Apr 4, 2016)|
|Scientists are mostly using the drugs on rabbits and mice. Those two animals are pests. They breed extremely quickly and humans are already killing them off. If they are used for testing drugs they are helping out humanity. Mousetraps, animal and humans are killing the animals but there are still absolutely heaps of them left.|
|Blithe Bigelow said: (Apr 1, 2016)|
|Using animals for testing new drugs is completely wrong! how would you like it if some strange animal came up to you, brought you to a strange workshop and forced you to eat unseen things? - maybe food!|
|Priti said: (Jan 19, 2016)|
|All of us has given our point of view and all of us are thinking that whatever we wrote or whatever we think is totally right. But I want to question, one, who wrote that animals should not be used for medicinal purposes. The person who support this statement, what are you thinking?
If we would not utilize animals for the development of new medicines then how would we able cure the spreading diseases. If we would not utilize animals then on whom shall we do experiments? I think you all don't even realize that we the humans consume more animals than animals used for testing.
|Anonymous said: (Nov 13, 2015)|
|First of all without animal testing there would be about 35% less humans in the world, and animal testing is alright because the animals used are easily replaced such as rats and birds. You must realize that humans consume over 80% more pigs, cattle, and chickens then animals that are used for testing.
Over 340 pigs are consumed for every one animal tested on. Though I admit that animals may have emotions and a consciousness, but you must remember without animal testing a lot of drugs, shampoos, toothpastes, and MANY other products you use everyday you would not have. Also you must remember that in testing dogs, cats and other more domesticated animals are not used. Rats, birds, and rarely chimps (monkeys) are used for testing.
|Karamjeet Kaur said: (Oct 25, 2015)|
|In the developing world there are new medicines and drugs are produced by leaps and bounds. Experts used animals for testing drugs and medicine it is totally wrong. If we have right to live. Animals should have also right to live. God has created us equally. So be intelligent and understood. Don't kill animals.|
|Yogita said: (Oct 8, 2015)|
|It is cruel How would you like to be tested on drugs that could be poisonous and kill you or make you feel like being sick? I think its cruel to lock animals up in cages and feed them drugs. If your that desperate to see if the drug is toxic or not you should try the drug yourself.|
|Yogita said: (Oct 7, 2015)|
|Animals could not be used for testing new drugs because many of these experiments cause pain to the animals involved or reduce their quality of life in other ways. If it is morally wrong to cause animals to suffer then experimenting on animals produces serious moral problems.
It causes suffering to animals the benefits to human beings are not proven any benefits to human beings that animal testing does provide could be produced in other ways also.
|Asha Y V said: (Oct 1, 2015)|
|Hi every one.
I agree with this. If animals are the right to live. Then why we kill and eat them. We kill animals for our food. Even though there is other options like vegetables, eggs etc. We can live without meat products. Then also we kill animals for food. If we can use animals as our food, then why can't be it is used as testing medicines. We can't test new medicines in humans. So if it is for good for all human world. Definitely we can use animals for testing.
|Gerrit said: (Sep 30, 2015)|
|I believe that animal testing at one point could of been acceptable. Now though, when they have alternate methods that are more accurate, I see no reason to continue this torturing and killing of animals. Their are plenty of tests out there now making it possible to test with great accuracy without even having an animal present.
Why don't people use that then? The big corporations are greedy and will choose the cheapest method. Even if it could lead to a possible lawsuit when the inaccuracy of the test makes the product fail in the real world.
|Piyali said: (Sep 13, 2015)|
|All of them are worse. If animals will not be used for testing drugs then on whom we can't take or risk the lives of many people. Moreover drugs are tested mostly on rats whose population will never end. They reproduce in unfavorable conditions also.|
|Rahul said: (Sep 4, 2015)|
One point is very clear from the discussion is that killing for is not at all right. Who are we to take away the life of these innocent creatures. The next point arises is that what second option do we have. At present we don't have the solution for this problem. Using animals for drug test is inhuman but science has not evolved much that it can provide a solution. Soon may be a better option will be available to us.
Coming back to the point that animals should be used for testing drugs or not. I think if its the only option available then it should be done in a limited way. Humans are top in the food cycle and for surviving, depends on the lower rank animals. Its the natures rule. Hope, situation will change soon with a better option.
|Ani said: (Aug 11, 2015)|
|I think living things have right to live. But humans are more important than other creatures, and people are at the top of the creatures. So animals can be used for medical research when there is not another way, but it is much better to find alternatives for medical research on animals I am sure it is possible through technology development.|
|Ibadullah Khan said: (Jul 30, 2015)|
|The animal is not valuable then the human. For saving the life of the human it is not a bad thing for test on animals. So according to me animal can be used for testing purpose only.|
|Surbhi said: (Apr 11, 2015)|
|No, animals should not be used for research. Why do we consider our own life precious than others? God has created us equally, then how can we even think animals inferior or their life worthless? The true spirit of one cannot accept the life given at the cost of other! Never! But remember that I am talking about true spirit, not a false one.|
|Londiwe Mhlongo said: (Mar 10, 2015)|
|I agree and disagree if you family member did not take this medicine they will be dead, you as a person also take headache pills all the time and in life have been given medication and one of your family members and a friend takes medication if it wasn't for this they will be dead but testing it on animals it strictly wrong in any level because they also have lives and can feel pain just as we do.|
|Varija said: (Feb 24, 2015)|
|Well. If animals could speak they will not be willing to be experimented on them. As they cannot speak we are proceeding as we wish. Life for any creature is valuable thereby it's humans or animals. Science has advanced from ancient days but we are not able to find the alternative for problems like this.
We may justify ourselves saying that there is no second option but such activities are against humanity.
|Renzo said: (Jan 16, 2015)|
|- Why animals have to pay with their lives our human troubles?
- Is the animal an object? Why do we use their life's instead of us?
- Is an ethical activity to do research on animal?
- Christ try to leave a message when he freed animals. The message was Animals have to live in freedom. Is research on animals in contrast with Christ did?
- How do we know that companies are not exploiting animals without our knowledge, just for make more money?
- What about empathy?, what happens if we were the animals who have to be tested by other specie?
|Gagan said: (Dec 31, 2014)|
|Yes I agree with the topic because in current situation there is no 2nd option to test until the another option is not develop, only this can use now.
As humanity yes its ashamed for all of us I agreed that but think that if our close relative is ill and doctors said this is the medicine but it is first time implement on your relative then we can't take that medicine.
And testing is test only on the living things for detran. I assure that our scientist should also make a new solution for this but until that is not. This is only solution we have.
|Annoymous said: (Dec 4, 2014)|
|I think that animals have the right to live their life without people hurting them! think about it what if that was you would you want to be tested on? no? yes? well animals don't want to be tested on either! One day humans will be tested on and ill be laughing at all you haters that want animals to be in pain!|
|Lydia Stockton said: (Oct 9, 2014)|
|Its the law ! all drugs have to be tested on animals before they can be tested on humans to make sure humans patients are given a safe dose of a drug pat feel safe and are more likely to trust medication if they know they have been test animals first.|
|Prasun said: (Oct 9, 2014)|
|We have to ask ourselves the question, if it is justified to test new drugs on human beings or not. The answer to this question will answer today's topic.|
|Amrit said: (May 30, 2014)|
|I support this. Don't you kill and eat animals when they have the right to live. Eating them benefits only one person, but experimenting on them benefits humanity.|
|Amrit said: (May 27, 2014)|
|As breeding is easy, we can breed the animals with the similar functioning of the human system and use a few for experiments. To support this, we even kill and eat animals for our own pleasure which would be better for mankind when experimented. It has already been successful.|
|Soundarya said: (Apr 6, 2014)|
|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.|
|Lakshmi said: (Mar 13, 2014)|
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.
|Anonymous said: (Mar 1, 2014)|
|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.|
|Vijaya said: (Feb 18, 2014)|
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.
|Anonymous said: (Jan 7, 2014)|
|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.
|Prasanna said: (Dec 4, 2013)|
|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.|
|Ethir said: (Sep 2, 2013)|
|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.
|Tanvi said: (Aug 20, 2013)|
|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.
|Jim Bob said: (Jul 12, 2013)|
|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.
|Jayashree said: (Jun 3, 2013)|
|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?|
|Abhishek said: (May 1, 2013)|
|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.
|Suma said: (Apr 15, 2013)|
|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.
|Aman said: (Jan 3, 2013)|
|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.|
|Pritesh Gajjar said: (Jan 3, 2013)|
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.
|Pareenaz said: (Nov 22, 2012)|
|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.|
|Xiana said: (Oct 30, 2012)|
|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.|
|Sasikanth said: (Oct 1, 2012)|
|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?
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.
|Manjunath said: (Aug 16, 2012)|
|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!
|Dinesh said: (Aug 8, 2012)|
|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.|
|Kousi said: (Aug 8, 2012)|
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.
|Ida said: (Jul 12, 2012)|
|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.|
|Uttam Anurag said: (Jul 11, 2012)|
|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.|
|Saikiran said: (Jun 17, 2012)|
|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.|
|Anjali said: (May 5, 2012)|
|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.|
|Vaishnavi.C said: (May 5, 2012)|
|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.|
|Livs98 said: (Apr 27, 2012)|
|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?|
|Dhampir said: (Apr 26, 2012)|
|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.|
|Alikamal said: (Apr 17, 2012)|
|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.|
|Neetu said: (Apr 16, 2012)|
|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.|
|Manish Katare said: (Apr 11, 2012)|
|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.
|Rohan Chawla said: (Apr 8, 2012)|
|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.
|Tua said: (Mar 8, 2012)|
|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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