Arguments For and Against Animal Testing

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Argument For Animal Testing

Scientists claim that there are no differences in lab animals and humans that cannot be factored into tests

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Argument For Animal Testing

Animals do not have the same rights as humans

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Argument For Animal Testing

Human health is more important than animal welfare

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Argument For Animal Testing

The public expects high standards of drug safety and these can only be achieved by experiments on animals

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Argument For Animal Testing

Millions of animals are killed for food every year - if anything, medical research is a more worthy death

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Argument For Animal Testing

Few animals feel any pain, as they are killed before they have the chance to suffer

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Argument For Animal Testing

Antibiotics, HIV drugs, insulin and cancer treatments rely on animal tests. Other testing methods aren't  advanced enough

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Argument For Animal Testing

Most advances in human health have come from research in animals

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Argument Against Animal Testing

Animal testing is misleading. An animal's response to a drug can be different from a human's

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Argument Against Animal Testing

Animals have the same rights not to be abused as humans

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Argument Against Animal Testing

Ignoring animal welfare degrades humans and makes the people who experiment on animals sub-human

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Argument Against Animal Testing

Better hygiene and nutrition have had more effect in improving human health than animal experiments

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Argument Against Animal Testing

Deaths through research are absolutely unnecessary and are morally no different from murder

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Argument Against Animal Testing

When locked up, animals suffer tremendous stress. Can we know they don't feel pain?

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Argument Against Animal Testing

Successful alternatives include test tube studies on human tissue cultures, statistics and computer models

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Argument Against Animal Testing

There are alternatives to the use of animals and if these cannot be used, then the drugs should not be used

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