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Animal Testing

You all know that before clinical techniques are done on or drugs are given to humans, first animals are tested.

For this they use animals that were bred in the lab.


Very simple question to all of you:

Do you agree with the fact that always first animal tests are done?

  1. 28/12/2012 at 13:36

    There are probably some circumstances that an animal test would not be useful. But I think in most cases it will always be better to first test on an animal, then test on a human.

    Maybe for cosmetics it would not be needed as much? Because the side effects will probably less extreme as with pharmaceuticals.

  2. michaeltijskens
    29/12/2012 at 14:34

    I think that it is cruel, and that it should only be used if it is really necessary. Also I don’t believe that the human body respons exactly in the same way as a body of an animal. So considering this, couldn’t it be that medical progress is being held back by misleading results and that we can not be sure of the effects on humans?

    • 29/12/2012 at 20:26

      michaeltijskens :

      Also I don’t believe that the human body respons exactly in the same way as a body of an animal.

      Do you think that there would be put so much money in animal testing if it wouldn’t resemble the human body for the tests they do?

      • 07/01/2013 at 16:16

        Yes, it’s true that human body and animal body does not respons exactly in the same way, but there should be some similarity reason(s). And that’s why so much money is put in
        such tests.

  3. 07/01/2013 at 17:04

    Tests on animals for medical purposes are acceptable. As the human thinking says, ‘it feel less to lose an animal than losing a human’.On the other hand, if animals are used for some tests, we are always ready to argue about it, but nobody says anything about the number of animals slaughtered every day for the food industry…

    • 11/01/2013 at 14:16

      I wouldn’t say “nobody” is saying anything about using animals for food. I think there are a lot of environmental organisations that do.

      But there seems to be more people that don’t see the advantage of animal testing than the advantage of eating meat. I would guess that is because most people grow up eating meat, but almost nobody comes in contact with animal testing.

  4. 24/01/2013 at 16:04

    I also think test on animals are acceptable. You have to test on something if you want to know if the product works. I also believe that they only do animal testing when they are convinced that the product will work on humans as well.

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