Animals or progress

by Maude07 on September 17, 2015 - 11:22pm

In UK They use animals to test new medicines for strokes, cancer and other conditions. Sadly, the experimentation cause more death than useful results. The researchers were more interest by the cost of the experimentation than the animals involved. They are trying to conviced the scientist to change their methods.

My personal opinion is that these sort of experimentation are kind of animal abuses. To defend their wrong about abusing defenseless animals they say they do experimentation to cure diseases such as cancer and ect. But how many animals do they have to kill to get a minimal result? In a cage, the animals use can’t express their real animal instinct. They have to face pain, loneliness and constant fear. These types of thinking are old. Modern thought have developed humane, modern, and effective non-animal research methods: human-based microdosing, in vitro technology, human-patient simulators and more accurate than animal tests. Also often the medication tested on the animals have a different result on the human and sometimes cause secondary effect.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/apr/18/animal-lives-wasted-in-drugs-safety-tests

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Hi i'm a Champlain college student, for some reason i need point my opinion in your argument. If i misunderstand your point please correct me. First, i think this argument is a inductive argument,because it base on the observation. But, you used appeal to pity(people's sympathy to animals) to let people support your idea. Also,in my opinion although the experiments we did in animals,killed a lot of them,it is still more useful than non-animal experiments. Because, without the living body all the experiments can only be theoretical test(it can be 100% guaranteed). But for now, human still need the practical test to get 100% sure answer. According to these points i think the argument doesn't make a lot of sense for me,and the premises aren't enough to support the conclusion. so it should be a weak argument. Finally,i don't agree with that conclusion"these sort of experimentation are kind of animal abuses", because we do these experiments not for fun,but for science.
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