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Thank you for accepting this debate! The diseases get cured when they start using human trails and improving the drugs at the last stage for the best results. Furthermore once scientist start human trails, that is when they learn that some drugs that were tested on animals whether they have any effect on humans or not.
Since scientists are able to create human tissue and have the actual human gene information I believe there is no point in going back to testing on animals. There are scientist who are working on human tissues and have created human ears and bladders through scientific experiments.
If scientist enforced these techniques more than animal testing can become obsolete and not needed anymore.
Technology The technology in this time is very advanced and can offer a great alternative to animal testing. Sure, using a computer might not be as good as using real organisms but it can help and reduce the amount of animals being tested on enormously.
Computers can be an effective tool for conducting certain experiments and research. Technology is also advancing rapidly each year offering more and more reliable testing techniques. Magnetic resonance imaging MRI is also a great piece of technology that can be used to help examine diseases through human scans.
Animal testing may even be the reason why there are so many side effects on medication nowadays. Animal testing is an unfair and excruciating process that innocent animals have to endure. You stated that, "We live in a society that values human life over the lives of animals".
Which is very true but who are we to say that we are more important than other living animals? The fact that these animals can feel everything that is being tested on to them through the experiments makes this whole issue unsettling.
Researchers should be using more reliable test subjects instead.
However, there are a few companies that do use non-animal testing to make sure there products are safe like Avon and Mary Kay.
More companies need to realize what they are actually administering to the animals and need to try alternative techniques because they do exist and they are available.
Pro Finding the Cure Discovering new medications is like everything with life, it is developed in stages. For medicine, one of the stages is testing the drugs on animals to see their effectiveness.
While this sometimes could be fatal, it proves to be a necessary step towards finding the cure. Animal testing may not always be reliable, but of the methods that we have today, it is the most reliable of the bunch. Technology I will in no way attempt to discredit the advances we have made in science.
Over the course of history, and especially in recent years, we have made great strides in the field of science and medicine. However, there is one variable with computer engineering that it impossible to create, the unknown variable.
A computer simulation of the effects of medicine, lack the ability to produce the unknown. Computer simulations have come a long way since their first use, however they still are unable to account for every variable of our bodies. They are produced using the model of a perfect specimen, and we all know that all of our bodies are different in many different ways, that the computer cannot account for.
While the MRI, is a great tool.
I will acknowledge that computer simulations have some use towards finding the cures to different diseases, but I will not say they are the replacement for animal testing.
You stated, "using a computer might not be as good as using real organisms but it can help and reduce the amount of animals being tested on enormously. Negative Effects Testing a drug on an animal, tells the scientist a great deal how the drug will react in the human body.
Many animals replicate the human body pretty well, and through this they are able to see how the drug will react if it is placed into a human host. If we were to skip animal testing, and put medications straight to human trials, the human fatality rate, would be extremely high.
Through animal testing, they are able to work out the kinks of the drugs, that way there is not a high human fatality rate when they enter the human trials.
You also stated, "animal testing may even be the reason why there are so many side effects on medication nowadays.“ Vivisectionists, who use living animals for their experiments, certainly act cruelly, although their aim is praiseworthy, · Perhaps Kant’s argument against animal cruelty can explain why experiments on the brain damaged .
In the current discussions of animal testing, an important argument has been whether or not animal testing is wrong, considering that animals have feelings.
One viewpoint is that using animals for testing is completely okay and important in human survival. Suggesting that animals are neither rational nor self-aware, Immanuel Kant thought of animals as “man‟s instruments,” deserving protection only to help human beings in their relation to one another: Some others believes in animal rights, at least in some minimal sense; to provide suitable housing, to provide adequate food, to offer protection from pain, and to offer the opportunity of expressing normal behaviour.
1. The Moral Considerability of Animals. To say that a being deserves moral consideration is to say that there is a moral claim that this being can make on . Dangerous animal testing Vioxx, a drug used to treat arthritis, was found to be safe when tested in monkeys (and five other animal species) but has been estimated to have caused around , heart attacks and strokes and , deaths worldwide.
Animals and Ethics. More recently, arguments against animal consciousness have been resurfacing. One method of arguing against the claim that animals are conscious is to point to the flaws of arguments purporting to claim that animals are conscious.
"The Rights of Animals and Unborn Generations", in W. T. Blackstone, ed.,Philosophy and.