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Last updated on: 4/7/2017 11:47:02 AM PST

Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?

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  • +49 +244 -195 Alvaro May. 21, 2014
    "If the problem is towards humans then humans should be tested. No excuse."
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    • +13 +15 -2 miranda Jan. 8, 2016
      "so your saying animals should have the same rights we have?"
    • +7 +16 -9 DW Sep. 24, 2014
      "Clinical trials are human testing. Any drug that makes it to humans is eventually tested in humans."
    • +1 +2 -1 ProfanitySlayer Mar. 2, 2017
      "Animals should have a few rights, but testing on humans is going a little overboard."
    • +1 +2 -1 H E L L O T H E R E Feb. 3, 2017
      "miranda yes, yes, yes they should."
    • -2 +7 -9 Bryce Apr. 1, 2016
      "Alright I guess they"ll just test on you first."
    • -3 0 -3 Dat boi Feb. 16, 2017
      "Completely correct no doubt bro"
    • -3 +12 -15 Delaney Oct. 16, 2014
      "However, in certain cases animals must be used when ethical consideration prevents the testing on humans. Also, the value we put on animals lives is much less than the value we put on humans lives."
    • -5 +6 -11 summer Dec. 1, 2015
  • +35 +236 -201 Sam Jan. 25, 2014
    "It really depends on how the animals are being tested. A simple psychology experiment is different from giving an animal a disease, or a tumor."
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    • +2 +5 -3 Alexis Apr. 7, 2016
      "i dont tjink it matters how theyre being tested. it still hurts and kills them"
    • +2 +4 -2 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "Psychological damage can actually be considered worse than physical damage because this damage is inflicted on the animal's sense of self and the world around it. Psychological damage is a lot harder to heal compared to physical damage. :|"
    • +1 +3 -2 Lilly May. 15, 2015
      "it does Thats really what its all about"
    • +1 +7 -6 Cassandra Nov. 26, 2014
      "Actually when testing an animal's psychology, the animals are often stressed out or made paranoid or such on purpose. It is a whole new form of torture. They are given psychological problems on purpose in order to assess the problem. So it is still inflicting harm deliberately for mere human benefit."
    • 0 0 0 Lillia May. 17, 2017
      "That's definitely true. If they are only testing the psychology of the animal instead of physically hurting them, it would not be as bad."
    • -1 0 -1 Bw Dec. 3, 2016
      "I agree with you as long as the animal is not being harmed in any way testing is fine and would be great scientific research"
    • -2 +6 -8 chancler Mar. 25, 2015
      "i think animal testing is just plain wrong period. animals are living creatures. and if they dont diserve to live whats that saying about us. millions of animals are dying each day do to testing. were animals as much as they are so why dont we just test ourselves?"
    • -3 +4 -7 Tigers rule Apr. 20, 2015
      "Still think about those sad caged animals dude!"
    • -5 +2 -7 Chloe. Mar. 18, 2015
      "Sure, why not. But their brains are so different."
  • +19 +170 -151 DW Sep. 24, 2014
    "1.Many are suggesting to use prisoners; however, this implies that no one has been wrongfully imprisoned, which is, in fact, not the case.

    2. Besides that, these animals are housed, fed, and entertained, if all regulations are followed. M

    3. You cannot have it both ways. If you are opposed to animal testing, you should not use anything that has been tested on animals (even historically). You should not use cleaning products, such as Windex, or Post-it notes, or Band-Aids, or condoms, or M&Ms, or Kleenex, or some pet foods, or Vaseline. You cannot complain about the process while enjoying the benefits.

    4. For all the marching, walks, runs, and pouring of ice water that you do, it is still less effective than animal testing. Begging for cures and then hamstringing the highly regulated process is akin to breaking someone's leg and asking them to win the gold medal for a 400m race.

    5. You know who wants an alternative to animal testing more than anyone else? RESEARCHERS! Very few people actually WANT to research on animals. It is just necessary at this point. There are no valid whole body alternatives, especially to test human devices."
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    • +3 +8 -5 DW Nov. 29, 2014

      While there are no regulations concerning the cold-blooded species, birds, mice, and rats, there are guidelines. In fact, it is in the interest of most researchers to provide the best for the research animals. Additional stress causes illness, as well, and this may confound research results.

      Furthermore, you are ignoring the fact that animal trials have effectively weeded out a lot of poisons and drugs that would have done a lot of harm.

      While animal testing may be reduced, I don't believe it is because of ineffectiveness. Instead, scientists are getting better at reducing and designing better experiments.

      Again you say "we are creating..." That has been the key line. We are still creating and trying to replace them. Some of my lab mates are trying to create dose prediction models using computer simulation and testing them against actual data. So far, the animal data is a better prediction. Like I said, none of us actually want to use animals, but it is necessary at this moment. Being on our way is good, and progress is being made. But if the question is do we still need it, the answer is "regretfully, yes.""
    • +2 +8 -6 DW Mar. 9, 2015

      Yes I have heard of dermatological testing. But it is NOT effective for testing everything. For instance, dermatological testing isn't going to be able to help one predict drug coverage from a drug eluting device. It won't adequately show the size of an ablation zone for tumors treated with microwaves, it won't show won't show systemic levels of a localized treatment, it won't show show new drug metabolism, it won't show possible teratology, and there are many many many many more examples of what it won't show. I can assure you, Emma, that we are NOT there yet. As was mentioned in point 5, "There are no valid whole body alternatives, especially to test human devices." If there were, they would be used. It is unfortunate that they don't exist, but that is the ACTUAL state of the world."
    • +1 +6 -5 Cassandra Nov. 26, 2014
      "1. I agree.
      2. There are no regulations for mice, rats, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. That is the majority. And often times, investigations find that most regulations are not followed. But there are no punishments either.
      3. I believe we once needed animal testing so I will enjoy the past benefits, but now we have alternatives. True none that can completely replace animal testing yet. But we are well on our way.
      4. Animal testing has a 92% fail rate when the results are transferred to human clinical trials. It is not effective and takes years to get any results at all. We are creating in vitro methods, computer simulations, and are working on full system simulators.
      5. I agree researchers want alternatives. After all animal testing is unreliable and expensive. I also agree there are no whole body alternatives. But animal testing has reduced by over 50% over the years. Even scientists see how ineffective and bad animal testing is."
    • 0 +8 -8 Emma Mar. 7, 2015
      "Ever heard of dermatological testing? That is just as effective-if not more effective than animal testing. Animals have different bodies to ours, and a lot of the time the experiments don't even work because of this. Animal testing is cruel and unnecessary."
    • -2 +4 -6 Jordan Dec. 9, 2015
      "You really think they are treated fairly in all of them. Yes some, but still they have rights, why should they be tested on with all the dangers. We can have the EXACT SAME things, by doing this on prisoners. It is rare for there to be a misjudgment, plus there would still have to be further investigation for them to be tested on. Also it is NOT NECESSARY FOR ANIMALS TO BE TESTED ON, as I have said before we have prisoners, and possibly volunteers (probably rare, but possible). YOUR MONEY IS BEING PUT TO THESE CRIMINALS TO GET 3 MEALS A DAY, RESESS, ETC. It is awful what we do when we have a better alternative. We can still make breakthroughs, plus it is safer. Criminals are human, so it is 100% human, but other animals aren't exactly 100% there around 98%, so it is still dangerous, so what do you think is better? Innocent animals who don't have exactly the same genes as us tested on, they haven't done anything. Or criminals who have either raped children, raped, or murdered someone getting tested on, letting our tax payer money go to something else like infrastructure, etc. Also there genes are 100% human making it safer, so you pick, which one?"
  • +8 +62 -54 kaitlyn Mar. 18, 2016
    "Animals DO HAVE RIGHTS!"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Rahman Jun. 17, 2017
    "If we mean that it will oppose the moral value, so we have to make a certain that it will suffer the animal. but we don't have any fact that all animal tested are suffering when they are tested by scientist."
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  • -2 +14 -16 Louis G Apr. 5, 2017
    "Animal testing is a necessary measure we have to take to save human lives. We test on animals to ensure that more animals and people don't die from disease and chemicals that are being used and if you think we should use criminals thats sick do you want to be the one to go to their children and say their daddy or mommy is dead"
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    • 0 +2 -2 Student. Apr. 24, 2017
      "please do volunteer for these tests if you care so much about human health."
  • -2 +18 -20 Pikaman04 Feb. 25, 2017
    "Animal testing has changed over the years. Animal testing started back when Greek doctor Galen was interested in animals in 129 to 200 AD. 400 years ago, William Harvey used animals to discover how blood circulated through the body. About 150 years ago, when animal testing wasn't very popular, the 'modern' era of animal testing started with the rise of physiology as a science. Now that animal testing has grown, the government has laws that restrict the use of some animals and how to treat the animals they use. Now animal testing has enabled the development of many life-saving treatments for both humans and animals. Some things that a couple of years earlier may have seemed impossible is now possible because of animal testing. Some things that animal testing has changed since it arrived are life saving cures, the way we test drugs, and the fact that animals benefit from the testing.
    Animal testing has saved lives since it started. If we remove it, how will we survive diseases? It also saves animals lives not only humans lives. The more helpful drugs that are created that succeed, the more people and animals will survive. For a long time animal testing has caused people and animals to continue living."
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  • -2 +28 -30 Alex f Oct. 7, 2016
    "animal testing is yes cruel but imagine a loved one in there place"
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  • -3 +10 -13 Dan H. Apr. 28, 2017
    "Yes I do think that Animals should be tested on. But not endangered ones, If millions of people eat animals then why should we not test on them? Besides Most testing is done on Rats!"
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  • -5 +43 -48 Logan Feb. 22, 2016
    "When 3.2% of Americans are vegetarians, so many peoples are in con side..?"
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    • +3 +6 -3 L Kasten Mar. 9, 2016
      "Excellent point! Isn't the ultimate form of animal abuse consumption?"
  • -6 +47 -53 Sam May. 17, 2016
    "Here's the truth, plain and simple: animal testing is necessary in saving lives. Would you save a mouse's life over your mothers? It's absurd."
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    • +3 +8 -5 Anthony May. 20, 2016
      "YES! I 100% agree with you plus more animals are killed for food every day. It is ridiculous how hypocritical some people can be."
    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Jun. 7, 2017
      "Would you have a strangers life over your loyal pet dog, who trusts you and loves you!?"
    • 0 +2 -2 me Mar. 13, 2017
      "what sam said"
    • 0 +4 -4 mason Feb. 2, 2017
      "there are billions of rats around the world and 20 million can be replenished"
    • -4 +3 -7 cade Oct. 7, 2016
      "is it just one rat? or is it 20 million for one cure? besides, go and look at "the background of the issue" they aren't finding cures they attached an ear to the back of a mouse, they took a Monkey and put it in a trap where all its limbs were pulled pretty much right out of their sockets."
  • -6 +28 -34 concerned teen May. 10, 2016
    "Animal resurch saves lives. Not only does it save human lives, but it also saves animal lives. Animals can get diseases the same way that humans can. Animals can get cancer and epilepsy, which are some of the diseases that medications are tested on animals for. Considering that humans and animals both benefit, why shouldn't we test animals?
    If you feel bad for the animals and don't want to test them, who will we test? Humans? How will we choose which humans to test? Will we test prisoners? If we start testing humans it will lead to making a list of humans who could be tested on. Who will be making that list? A human. Humans are racist and whoever is making that list will put groups of people who he/she's racist against on the list.That person will turn into the doctor Mengele of the 21st century.
    Animal testing is the only safe way to go. If we had a choice, we wouldn't test animals. If you've ever taken medicine, you are in favor of animal testing because that medicine was first tested on an animal.If you've ever worn makeup, you are in favor of animal testing because that makeup was first tested on an animal. Don't roam the earth wearing leather shoes and carrying a snakeskin bag while protesting animal research!"
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  • -6 +18 -24 Common sense Apr. 26, 2016
    "If people are against animal testing why do they eat meat? Really think about it. All these people writing comments about how animal testing is cruel and inhumane while the animal whose flesh is on there plate is living in the same horrible conditions but none of the protest that do they."
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    • 0 0 0 Callie Nov. 13, 2017
      "I am against animal testing yet I eat meat because eating meat is natural. Think about it, animals in nature eat other animals and that's why I think it's okay. What is not found in nature however is animals testing one another. An animal will kill another animal only if it is threatened or it needs to eat. And now that we have alternatives, there's no excuse in my opinion, to continue animal testing. Animals suffer too."
    • 0 0 0 dont wanna say Jun. 21, 2017
      "I'M A VEGAN..... And my mom's a scientist that helps animals. They are replacing animal testing currently with cells. Can't give too much information but THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT WILL BE FIXED!"
    • 0 0 0 Aleea Doster Feb. 10, 2017
      "Well at least they don't suffer for years while the cow on the plate only felt pain for a minute."
    • -1 0 -1 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Actually I have studied animal slaughter and there is no pain what so ever involved. Animals killed to be eaten experience no pain. Versus the animals used in testing experience pain regularly!"
  • -7 +11 -18 pete Apr. 17, 2017
    "animals were put here for our purposes. that includes testing"
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    • +1 +1 0 harry Apr. 18, 2017
      "we eat animals, we ride animals, and we keep them as pets. whats stopping us from testing on them?"
    • 0 0 0 Oliver Oct. 31, 2017
      "you understand we are animals too, yes?"
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Animals were not put her for our purpose or use!! They were put here to love, and to live, just like you!! Animals should have the right to love!! How would you like to be tested on everyday, without a say in it? You can't speak and you will love in a cage for the rest of your life!! That does not sound like a good life at all."
  • -9 +16 -25 ??????? Jun. 2, 2016
    "If we didn't test on animals what would we test on humans. You just can't do that."
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  • -10 +12 -22 Pikaman04 Jan. 21, 2017
    "Yes because people will DIE if we don't use animal testing. If Animal testing did not exist we would all contract some deadly disease and be wiped out. So think about it. Would you rather have a human die because we didn't have a cure, or have an animal die so that we would actually HAVE that cure?"
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    • +2 +3 -1 hi Feb. 23, 2017
      "but is a thousand deaths worth a thousand lives and something healthy killed for something that is sick and accepting it's death."
    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Why risk the lives of innocent animals for our own gain!?!? Not all cures discovered in animals are actually effective on people. I say we should go straight to the source and test new cures on preponderance, then new cures will always be effective!"
  • -10 +18 -28 star jones Feb. 17, 2016
    "I am on both sides we would still have diseases if we weren't testing on them."
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  • -11 +4 -15 Harleen Q. Apr. 28, 2017
    "I think that animal testing should continue"
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    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Why?! There is no point in letting it continue!"
  • -11 +10 -21 sad animal lover Jan. 9, 2017
    "well duh it sounds sad but it SAVES LIVES which is more IMPORTANT!!!!!!!"
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    • +3 +3 0 alex k... Mar. 3, 2017
      "you are not an animal lover if you support this!"
  • -11 +14 -25 Sharqeeqee Nov. 15, 2016
    "I think that animal testing is a good thing because it helps people become healthier. It has saved millions of peoples lives."
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  • -11 +18 -29 yoda May. 3, 2016
    "it we don't do testes on the animals then how will we know whats safe for us.."
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    • 0 +1 -1 Alexandra k. Mar. 3, 2017
      "they are ANIMALS how is it going to be relatable to us if they aren't human that makes no sense. everyone who say animal testing is the right way to tell if the medication is good for us are cruel people. you would rather have an innocent life be abused and messes with until death is just so selfish. you people have no hearts!"
  • -11 +18 -29 Adam Gulden Apr. 21, 2016
    "Humans will not volunteer for testing, yet they are against it.
    If you don't want to be tested then who will."
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    • +4 +4 0 destinee May. 16, 2016
      "animals don't volunteer"
    • +1 +1 0 jack Sep. 16, 2016
      "no one will be"
  • -11 +8 -19 abdirzak Apr. 6, 2016
    "It sometimes help find cure that we couldn't have found if we hadn't done this test."
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  • -12 +2 -14 drew Oct. 19, 2016
    "we can try it on pest and diseased animals"
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  • -12 +7 -19 Xagon Oct. 6, 2016
    "If an animal has a biology similar to humans then testing cures for diseases could provide critical research on effects of a certain treatment. If the treatment fails then its not a human dying but an animal. I love animals as much as the next person but I would rather have an animal die than a human."
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  • -12 +15 -27 Nashaun May. 9, 2016
    "you guys are nasty no one wants to watch you tear open animals"
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    • +3 +3 0 . Nov. 28, 2016
      "Who said you had to watch!!"
    • +3 +4 -1 huh May. 11, 2016
      "Are you on pro or con, then?"
  • -12 +9 -21 Eugene May. 6, 2016
    "I Think animal testing is the right way to go. With out it we would not have the great knowledge we have now. The animals are treated with the best of care and are even treated better that humans treat other humans. These animals are used t save lives and they dont suffer with pain because we as humans care about them. All you people be hating but with out animal testing you would not be here at this time because with out animals we would not have the cures we have to this day. You people owe your life to humans because they sacrifice themselves to be tested on. Have you volunteered to be tested on a medicon that we know nothing about?? Instead of you taking the position of being tested on you complane about how we treat the animals why dont you save them by allowing the scientists to test on you. OW Waite you dont want to be tested on the stop complaning about how we test on animals chill. They are treated with great care and help our world by finding cures with out animal testing you would now have even been born because your greatgrand parnet would have died from a deadly disease that animals cured. Think about that we need animal testing to help humans survive and live life."
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    • 0 0 0 Alex G Jun. 3, 2016
      "Yeah but they have diff. systems maybe we can stand it but they can you killed an inncocent animal"
  • -12 +17 -29 cardbal May. 6, 2016
    "my grandma would be dead without cures"
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  • -12 +13 -25 Geety Akbari May. 2, 2016
    "Of course it should! What most people do not know is that animal testing also contributes to the health of animals themselves! Studying healthy dogs could pave the way for treatments for other dogs."
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  • -12 +19 -31 Emily Apr. 27, 2016
    "Honestly would you rather have an animal die or a human being..."
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    • +4 +5 -1 Bel May. 2, 2016
      "human being"
    • +2 +2 0 ? Feb. 20, 2017
      "a human being"
  • -12 +8 -20 Sierra Apr. 22, 2016
    "Yes i do agree with it i really do they can kill us"
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  • -12 +14 -26 Blake Bringedahl Apr. 18, 2016
    "animals repopulate faster and they have more babies a year then humans so it should be okay to animal test"
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  • -12 +11 -23 Madison Apr. 6, 2016
    "For animal testing
    Have you ever wondered how scientists found a cure for cancer? Diabetes? Well, they use animals to test them on. I'm here to tell you why I think animal testing is a good idea.
    The first reason why I think that animal testing is a good idea is because it can save lives. Dogs had their pancreases removed, which led to the discovery of insulin, to save the lives of diabetics.
    The second reason is that animals do not have rights. Animals are treated differently then humans. If we granted animals rights all humans would have to become vegetarians and hunting would be outlawed.
    The third and final reason is that animals have a shorter life cycle than humans. Mice for example, only live 2-3 years. Mice and rats are used to find treatments for cancer.
    In conclusion, I think that animal testing is a good idea because it can save lives, animals don't have rights, and animals have a shorter life cycle. What do you think about animal testing?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Michael B Nov. 28, 2016
      "as much as I agree with you that animal research can be an, at times, essential aid in development and research breakthroughs in the medical field, I do find one issue with your arguement. We have not found an actual "cure" for cancer. We have found multiple treatment methods for cancer through the use of animal testing and later clinical trials, but no cure has truly been found."
    • +1 +2 -1 Jerboa03 May. 4, 2016
      "What about the nausea pill that caused over 10,000 birth defects, the countless other tests that caused problems across the nation? All of those products were tested on animals."
  • -12 +11 -23 SavEdge Mar. 7, 2016
    "Can a dog find a cure for cancer? Not by itself, but can a researcher find a cure for cancer using a dog? With a considerable amount of money I would bet on the researcher using a dog."
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  • -12 +14 -26 Nicole Naim Mar. 7, 2016
    "Although Animal Testing seems cruel, how else would we have found out half our sciences? Does it seem better to test if human children can glow in the dark? Or is it better to insert the genes into an animal?"
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  • -12 +26 -38 joe Feb. 3, 2016
    "Would you rather have your family members die of a deadly disease, or a rat die trying to cure it."
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    • +1 +1 0 Aleea Doster Feb. 10, 2017
      "The rat could die but that doesn't mean it has the cure it would probably take a lot more rats than just one and by the time they do come up with a cure they might as well be to far gone for it to work"
    • +1 +3 -2 Lillian Feb. 9, 2016
      "I get it you like to hurt innocent animals. Everybody else has a heart!"
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Animals are often family members!! Some people keep mice as pets!"
  • -12 +21 -33 Brooke Jan. 18, 2016
    "Animals should be tested because you wouldn't want to see people dying. Animal research has helped us with lung cancer, leukemia, and more. You shouldn't be against animal testing when it keeps you're family alive from illness!!!! Laboratory mice only lives up to 2~3 years. They're so many people dying already. Why not use animals for testing? If you're a "no" person in this, you're basically a hater."
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  • -13 +7 -20 Rusty b Feb. 16, 2017
    "Totally dude it will be good we test on them if good then its our job to do that"
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  • -13 +4 -17 mer Nov. 17, 2016
    "Survival of the fittest, I'm sorry. I do believe there should be more laws regulating animal testing though. Plus, without animal testing we wouldn't have the luxury's we have today."
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  • -13 +10 -23 km Mar. 3, 2016
    "animal testing has been used in many medical trials and has saved many human lives."
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  • -13 +33 -46 Jim Apr. 17, 2015
    "We could do this but in moderation, and instead of telling prisoners that testing on them is their only option we should give them the option to fill paperwork out to test on them as well."
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    • -3 +2 -5 Tigers rule Apr. 20, 2015
      "I mean.... I guess but still.... its sad :(THINK about how the ANIMALS are feeling! I bet more animals die than people because they test them on diseases and stuff D:"
  • -14 +2 -16 fish Mar. 2, 2017
    "i feel that they should be tested on"
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  • -14 +14 -28 helena Apr. 28, 2016
    "99 percent as humans... SO THEY ALSO FEEL THE SAME AS HUMANS!!!"
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  • -14 +11 -25 mirnda duvall Mar. 16, 2016
    "animals should have rights as well, if it wasn't for animals we would not be here. we come from ani9mals."
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  • -14 +7 -21 My Name Jeff Feb. 23, 2016
    ""I think they should use animals for testing, but then I don't, I would rather have my family live longer or be healthy with medcine that works if any of my family is ill or a friend, I rather them not use dogs and cats because they are like the top pets people use, they should just use mice and other weird animals."
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  • -14 +29 -43 Anastasia Nov. 12, 2014
    "I am of the opinion, that it depends on the type of research going on. My aunt is a vet for many companies that use mice, rats and primates for testing. I have gone in with her, a normal day is her making sure all the animals are being humanely treated, and are not fighting amongst eachother which happens with the mice sometimes because of dominance and territory."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Sadie Mar. 18, 2015
      "They feel confined. Sure, they're healthy. You'd be too, in such a situation. You're fed. You have water. You don't fight. But you don't feel free."
    • +1 +2 -1 Gemma Mar. 24, 2015
      "Dominance and territory and stress from being poked and prodded and slammed against walls."
    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "I agree with Sadie. And anyway, that's just one company. There are a lot of labs out there."
  • -15 +22 -37 scooter scott May. 28, 2015
    "if we use these animals and give them grief for something they cant control if you were that animal just think about what their going through. animals Are precious people need to stop being so inconsiderate. if I killed your dog and told you it was for a testing process you would want to stop this mess we call America."
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  • -16 +5 -21 Ivan Mar. 31, 2016
    "I say animals are going to get hurt but humans will not get hurt"
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  • -16 +17 -33 Jack Dec. 4, 2015
    "The first reason on why we all need animal testing, is well all one reason, to benefit the humans therefore benefiting more of animals. Animals can also suffer the same diseases as humans. So if a cat or dog got lupus, we could cure it thanks to its ancestors. And further more we can cure Diabetes in humans. As said by Torben Riise "In order to determine the strength of the insulin (necessary to have a safe drug), rabbits are injected a certain doses and the time it takes before they become unconscious tells the strength)." So the life of some rabbits saves many lives.
    The second reason animal testing is ok is because the animals are treated fine, as said by a biotechnologist "Let me start by saying that I believe animal testing are necessary and, if conducted in ethical manners, totally acceptable." In fact, the animals are treated very well and live long."
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  • -16 +12 -28 Sam Jun. 6, 2015
    "Yeah but I still don't get the fact animal die in the process and then cause environmental issues. better to do the alternatives."
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  • -16 +28 -44 Anony. Nov. 18, 2014
    "This is the most amazing facts and quotes I have used. It helps in various ways towards myself and my colleagues towards any arguments we have daily. Thank you and please add some more!"
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    • 0 0 0 Tigers rule Apr. 20, 2015
      "Ya what do you mean?"
    • 0 0 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "What do you mean?"
  • -16 +40 -56 Zack Jul. 23, 2014
    "Animal testing is not something we will see the end of. It is accountable for saving millions of lives. Many of you say we should test on humans.... would you like to volunteer? Are you people even aware that animal testing also saves animals from disease too? The argument is one of science and on the other side stupidity... the process is highly regulated and most testing is done on rats...we devour millions of animals a year in the U.S., but shouldn't use them for testing? Hmmm"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Mei May. 17, 2015
      "All the animal lovers are saying that animal testing is wrong. If they would like to volunteer, if there are enough of them, AND if it is legal than sure."
    • 0 +3 -3 Derek Jan. 6, 2015
      "No matter what animal testing is wrong. There are over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs each year. 92% of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don't work."
    • -1 +2 -3 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "The animals haven't done anything to deserve such treatment. Some humans have. All animals are important. And at least we slaughter them humanely, while in labs these animals are tortured and abused. I kinda think you're not getting the point here."
  • -17 +7 -24 christopher Mar. 8, 2016
    "i guess one of the thing you could of say was that animals are used to save million of lives of treatment and also i think you should of delete the animals have no right because well their just animals not real people with the metality of brains."
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  • -17 +5 -22 Lazer Feb. 1, 2016
    "The pant that I don't mind is that thay don't teast on humens."
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  • -17 +21 -38 ... Feb. 5, 2015
    "Well obiously we are not going to test these products on people so we must do it on animals unless you wish to die or get sick"
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    • +2 +3 -1 anonymous Feb. 22, 2015
      "There are new methods that dont include animals."
    • 0 +1 -1 Batman May. 3, 2016
      "you make a very good point but if you would read section 2 in the cons side there is a part that says "Alternative testing methods now exist that can replace the need for animals""
    • 0 +2 -2 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Imagine if you were an animal. How would that feel?
      So, basically the other species gets the downside.
      There's new technology, too."
  • -17 +29 -46 Mojo Dec. 11, 2014
    "If push came to shove would you test/save a animal or your daughter or son"
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    • +2 +3 -1 Mei May. 17, 2015
      "Mojo, it is more like, Would you rather cure a relative from a disease, therefore, using animal testing or not!"
    • +1 +2 -1 Chloe Mar. 23, 2015
      "Dear Teen Conservative:
      HOW SO?
      They're being poked, prodded and mutilated.
      How about you try."
    • 0 +1 -1 @Teen Conservative Jan. 29, 2016
      "Study evolution. No one believes man came from ape. You do not even know what you are talking about."
    • 0 +2 -2 Madi Mar. 1, 2015
      "would you give up your beloved pet dog for the sake of testing makeup, cleaners, poisons, non FDA approved foods, and general curiousity based experimentation?"
    • -1 +3 -4 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Oh, please! Your daughter or son would not be tested on! No one would ever be in such a ridiculous situation!
      I love animals and I love people. I refuse to choose."
    • -1 +2 -3 Swegz Mar. 18, 2015
      "Save the animal, we got too many humans anyway... im not being crazy its a fact, im not going to be selfish."
    • -1 +1 -2 HJL Jan. 23, 2015
      "I'm sorry but I think we are being stubborn like always and not looking to alternatives in animal testing! We made cellphones, TVS, and great entertainment but we are not caring for animals! We did evolve from monkeys/ gorillas!"
    • -3 +1 -4 Teen Conservative Jan. 30, 2015
      "Not all people believe that humans evolved from apes. I support animal tests because it can actually be helpful tot he animals themselves."
  • -18 +8 -26 Zexotick Nov. 18, 2015
    "If anyone is against animal testing, then simply don't use products that were tested on animals.
    Don't rant on about how bad these tests are, unless you never use the products"
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    • +1 +1 0 coolcol Mar. 22, 2016
      "And i never use them, so i can rant on about them. Unlike you, who is cruel and kills animals, indirectly."
  • -18 +13 -31 Intellect_Incarnate Nov. 8, 2015
    "Well, I believe that it is totally fine for the testing to be on mice, rats, or other kinds of vermin. Most people who have that problem in their homes place poison for them, anyway. Well, I did. (by the way, it is really"
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  • -18 +14 -32 Jacob Oct. 9, 2015
    "If we where to use humans we would be killing people with diseases. But what would go on if we tested mice they share 98% of human DNA."
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  • -18 +22 -40 Hmong May. 5, 2015
    "Humans, animals, and plant are like food chain on this planet. All life forms need energy to survive. Animals are divided into types such as carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Some people against people who eat meat and some people against scientist use animals in research. The truly is that both side need to see doctor when get sick. So it is mean that humans are the Quaternary Consumer, they take an advantage from other weak animals to identify the way that help humans survive.."
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  • -19 +24 -43 Katy Feb. 3, 2015
    "Animals were put on this earth for a reason! we eat them and we eat bugs. Why is it a problem for them to be tested? I know we dont mean to hurt them but who would you rather see die? Your own children/family or Animals/bugs! think about it they are the reason we are healthy and alive!"
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    • +2 +4 -2 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "This is irrelevant!
      As I said in a reply to a previous comment, humans are also animals!
      Animals, such as chimpanzees, have feelings too. Just because they can't "speak" does not mean they don't feel pain and suffering just as we do.
      You eat bugs? Interesting.
      Anyway, humans and animals would not be chosen between. Honestly. No one would be in such a ridiculous situation.
      They are also developing new technology to help humans research diseases and products while keeping animals safe.
      There is no need to make such a decision.
      Have a nice day."
    • +1 +2 -1 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "Again-death row. And do you seriously believe that animals were only put on this earth for our benefit? Animals have lives, just like humans do, and honestly, who do we think we are? There's barely anything that makes us humans different from animals!"
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "I disagree with the logic put into this because I think of our animals as a part of my family. Maybe even consider them your own children. How would you feel if you were born into the life of being tested upon to find a new treatment for a disease? These animals don't have a choice, they are tested on regularly just to help our own selfish needs. I understand that we need treatments but these animals don't have a choice. Everyday a animal will die just because we expiremented on them. That's one life wasted. How many are we really willing to sacrifice more of their lives?"
  • -20 +23 -43 mojo Dec. 11, 2014
    "What if they tested on one of your family members instead of an animal how would you feel ? The world works this way for a reason"
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    • -3 0 -3 Common Sense May. 11, 2015
      "The option isn't test on humans or animals. If we did use alternatives we would test on human or animal cells, witch would harm no one. In fact, in reply to your comment, I would volunteer myself to have cells taken for testing bEcAUSE IT HURTS NO ONE."
  • -20 +24 -44 ciara Oct. 3, 2014
    "In the United States of America there are about twenty-six million animals that are used every year for scientific and commercia testing. Animals are used to checking the safety of a product that are for human use. Also, the animals are used to determine the toxicity of medications, they are also used to develop medical treatments, and other biomedical, commercial, and health care uses. Research on living animals has been practiced since 500 BC(at least). Animal testing has benefited many humans and animals lives. Animals are very similar to humans so they experience the same conditions and illnesses."
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    • +1 +1 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "That's right they experience the same conditions and illnesses. They also have feelings. Yes, all 26 million of them! And you don't, not for them, at the moment! And how can it benefit their lives if they are being cruelly restrained and prodded and poked?
      This is outrageous."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "They're "used to it?" Would you get used to having your heart slowly crushed for weeks until you dropped dead?"
  • -21 +20 -41 Moonmist Oct. 1, 2014
    "There needs to be animal testing. I don't see how someone can be so hypocritical, because there are many surgeries happening and they most likely were tested on an animal first. Would you rather save a lab rat or a child? I know many people love animals, because I do too. Even God had to sacrifice animals!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Whale Oct. 6, 2015
      "Woah woah woah don't bring religion to this! You're right, though, one would rather save their child then save the animal being tested on, but is it morally right? Put in perspective, say, that the mother of that mouse that is being experimented on. Would she rather save her child than yours? That's a question you'd have to consider with your way of thinking. If there were three guys working on a railroad track, and the train started coming and they didn't realize it, would you sacrifice the one guy that's closest to the train to save the three?"
    • 0 0 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "When did God sacrifice animals?
      Also, there would NOT be such a ridiculous situation!
      Thank you."
  • -22 +23 -45 Isaiah Vega Jan. 13, 2015
    "In my opinion i think that animal testing is something that most do not like but must be done. In order to find cures to new diseases we must act fast to find them before it expands to the point where its an epidemic. However sometimes the testing is not successful. This still shouldn't stop us from trying again. Until we find some sort of advanced technology as an alternative we must use animals because its all we got. Unless people just want to do it on humans. But what would you rather have it tested on your family or perhaps a rat?"
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    • +1 +1 0 Chloe Mar. 18, 2015
      "Not another one.
      I think no one would ever have to make such a decision."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "One word: death row."
  • -22 +24 -46 A Student Dec. 14, 2014
    "A person of any religion that is at all guided by the Bible's Old Testament should know that in Genesis God creates humans in His image and gives them dominion over animals. The good of man always has priority over the good of animals. This, however, does NOT give mankind the authority to harm animals needlessly. So it really depends on your definition of necessity. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that "Medical and scientific experimentation on animals, if it remains within reasonable limits, is a morally acceptable practice since it contributes to caring for or saving human lives." So, killing a hundred bunnies to make you a tube of lipstick is really not okay. However, killing a hundred bunnies to save the life of one person IS okay, because humans have been given more dignity by God than animals. The life of one person is worth WAY more than the life of a hundred bunnies."
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    • 0 +3 -3 kennia Feb. 24, 2015
      "100 bunnies for one person are you kidding id like to see you in the place of the bunny being killed with many others of your kind not being able to say anything or defend yourself because u cant speak why dont think about them and not just about us"
    • -1 0 -1 Jordan Dec. 9, 2015
      "Please don't bring religion into this, what gives US THE RIGHT to decide who LIVES AND WHO DIES. We're not God are we, humans in general are destroying this earth, whereas animals are important to life (ecosystem). Yes animals don't have the same intelligence as us, but they have no or and dignity, in conditional love. Now tell me why hundred bunnies lives don't matter, they have families, they have lives, and we're taking that away from them, why?"
    • -1 +3 -4 Chloe Mar. 18, 2015
      A hundred bunnies?- Not one, but a hundred?
      Many people have given up their lives for animals- they've died in honor, protecting their beliefs!
      I'm sorry, but I feel bad for you."
    • -2 +1 -3 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "So the life of a hundred animals is worth less than the life of a human. How about those fugitives? Serial killers? Are they worth more than animals? They are animals themselves! We're all animals! There's practically no difference!"
  • -22 +27 -49 DW Sep. 24, 2014
    "I agree that animal testing should not be paramount in our search for cures. In fact, it is mandated that scientists find alternatives, and there is a process for doing so. However, the alternatives just are not quite there yet. They are always "in development." Some studies require whole body systems and the complex interplay between organs to be true. We must reduce the number of animals used. Asking "should animals be used for scientific or commercial testing?" is like asking "should there be war or famine?" The answer is obviously "no." But both questions are overly simplistic and ignore reality. I long for the day when we no longer require animal testing, but, until there are viable whole body replacements, it is the way it must be. It is the unfortunate reality"
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    • +3 +3 0 Sadie Mar. 20, 2015
      "One more question-
      Shouldn't you be on the con side?
      You think it's unfortunate (though necessary) right?"
    • +3 +4 -1 Sadie Mar. 18, 2015
      "Is it not worth it to fight for peace? Do we just give that up because it is the "unfortunate reality"?
      No! And it is the same for animal testing."
    • -1 0 -1 DW Mar. 23, 2015
      "Sadie, the question is not whether or not I want to have research on animals. The question is "should animals be used for scientific or commercial testing?" For the question asked, the answer is yes. They should. ONLY because there are no better alternatives yet. There are some that are supposed to be close, and when they are proven, then the answer will be no. I know that this position is unpopular, but it is the truth. Given the state of research, it is necessary. That is why I am on this side."
    • -4 0 -4 DW Mar. 19, 2015
      "Sadie, I am not saying that we shouldn't fight for it. In fact, I think we should fight for it. And there ARE people fighting for it. I know that every laboratory to which I have been associated has exhausted all other methods prior to even proposing animal studies. Scientists generally don't want to do animal studies. Nobody said give up. That is a straw man argument. It is an oversimplification of a complex statement. I noted that until there are viable whole body replacements that it is the way it must be. Nothing about that is quitting or giving up. It is the truth about where science actually is. Not where you think it should be, but where it actually is."
  • -23 +12 -35 Jocelyn Jan. 14, 2015
    "I hate animals that are being tested"
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    • +3 +3 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Do you hate the animals? Or the testing?
      I think some raters are getting confused."
    • 0 0 0 Spectre May. 1, 2015
      "What did they ever do to you?"
  • -23 +14 -37 adddmis Oct. 2, 2014
    "There is no such thing as not testing on animals. It is a logical impossibility. If you do not test on animals in the lab, then when you sell a product you are testing it on your customers, their children, and their pets. But because this is not a controlled and carefully monitored experiment, much greater damage is done before a product is discovered to be dangerous. Even if you are an anti-human sociopath, at least understand that many dogs will likely accidentally poison themselves with whatever you do not test in a lab."
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  • -24 +15 -39 anaya harentt Jan. 26, 2015
    "why not use animals, they have no idea what is going on and there is more of them than of us"
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    • +6 +7 -1 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Why- how dare you? This is terrible. They have nervous systems too, they have feelings, they just can't voice them. And what do you mean there is more of them than of us? What if there were more of us then of them? You say we should test them just because they're not endangered. Well, we're not endangered either.
      No animal is worthless.
      Have a nice day."
    • +5 +7 -2 chris Mar. 1, 2015
      "exactly. they have no idea whats going on. they are helpless and petrified. Millions die each year because of the inhumane methods used, the experiments carried out and the stress put on them in these facilities. these poor creatures. how would you like it if some person who didnt speak your language took you, tied you up, put you in a cage that is barely bigger than you and probed you with needles and experimented on you every day or every few days while you would plead and cry but they dont care. you would sit there helpless and die. i dare you to look at pictures of these animals that are tested on and not cry or throw up. now what if that was you."
    • 0 +2 -2 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "That's like saying "gee, there's more Asians than Caucasians! Let's use them for testing!" There is little difference between humans and other animals. And the fact that they have no idea what's going on makes it worse. They have no idea why "this" is happening to them, why it hurts so much or their skin is being peeled off or why their family members are acting this way. It's even more painful to be hurt when you haven't done anything to deserve it."
  • -25 +6 -31 Zoey May. 9, 2016
    "I THINK we should kill animals"
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    • +1 +1 0 Aleea Doster Feb. 10, 2017
    • 0 +1 -1 pro May. 11, 2016
      "I'm also on pro, but that's just sad!!!"
  • -27 +10 -37 Bob Apr. 28, 2015
    "It's ok that we use animals because if we use humans the human population could decrease quickly"
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    • 0 0 0 student Apr. 10, 2017
      "using serial killers is a great alternative, not to mention over populations is already a thing."
  • -28 +33 -61 Teen Conservative Jan. 7, 2015
    "Genesis 1:26 - Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

    That verse there is the basis of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish belief that animals were made to be our servants. To be Con would mean you value animal rights over the human rights. As long as animals aren't abused in experiments, I have no problem, and you shouldn't either. And yes, the Animal Welfare Act stops most of the abuses by experimenters."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "So, the lives of animals are worth less than our human lives? Technically, the only things differing humans from animals is the fact that we know that we will all die someday. We are the only species that knows that. Honestly, I don't think that's a big difference. And animals are abused in these experiments. It doesn't take a lot of digging to find pictures of animals being tortured "for science." And there are still hundreds, thousands of animals out there in labs. The AWA isn't all powerful."
    • +3 +5 -2 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Only 5%. Have you read the cons side?
      And not everybody is Christian, Muslim. or Jewish. And animals are precious.
      Just saying."
    • +2 +2 0 Mahx May. 26, 2016
      "Ok yes it says that but then again it says treat your neighbor as yourself. IT doesn't mean because you are superior you get to do anything with it. it says more about you with how you use your 'power'.

      yes i am christian. Please Stop put a bad name to our religion."
  • -29 +9 -38 brandon Mar. 19, 2015
    "you are doing good"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "For who? Or what? The thousands of animals being tested and tortured? Or the thousands of fugitives living easy in a heated cell with three meals a day and prepaid insurance by the government?"
  • -30 +22 -52 Gege95thperiod) Oct. 3, 2014
    "Animal testing is important for our every day lives. I rather they test on animals then human beings."
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  • -31 +15 -46 Cooper Feb. 27, 2015
    "there is no good evidence that animal testing is bad. i fully support it"
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    • +9 +10 -1 Madi Mar. 1, 2015
      "no good evidence? these animal are trapped in cages, in unnatural environments being driven crazy by their confined spaces and restraints. Millions die each year due to this sick testing forced upon them. They are helpless and can't stop it. What would you do if some person of a different language tied you up and probed you with needles to see how you'd react, while they were standing around, talking in their native tongue that you can't understand and continuing to torture you. How dare you."
    • +5 +5 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Thank you, Madi."
    • +4 +5 -1 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "Search up "animal testing" and take a look at some of those images. That enough proof?"
    • 0 0 0 Aleea Feb. 14, 2017
      "If you watch videos of what they do you will understand it is HORRIFYING and imagen that is what they do every day till they are killed or die"
  • -31 +19 -50 Gunner Feb. 10, 2015
    "Yes its good... Yes its bad... But what if they use it on species that are bad for everyone? or animals that are overpopulating the world, yeah?"
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    • +3 +3 0 Sadie Mar. 18, 2015
      "I don't agree."
    • 0 0 0 chintana Apr. 27, 2017
      "its called the food chain"
  • -32 +17 -49 Yvonslevigneron Dec. 12, 2014
    "If they are not used to be tested, i will eat them !!!"
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    • +4 +4 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "What a harsh, unfeeling comment.
      Can't you show some shame?"
  • -33 +7 -40 Khan May. 1, 2015
    "Animals are not as intelligent as humans, which means that they don't know what is going on."
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    • +4 +4 0 igriruetguire May. 8, 2015
      "oh, yeah right, like a mama bear will not know when you try to take her cubs for testing. ust because their minds are not the same it does not mean that they ae dumb"
    • +3 +3 0 mauricio May. 20, 2015
      "Of course animals know whats happening to them. They can feel things like we do. So I don't agree with what your saying."
    • +1 +1 0 Jade Feb. 15, 2016
      "Animals may not have as big a brain as we do but they are just as smart! Sometimes even smarter, like when idiot humans attack other beings. Just because they can't express with speech what they are thinking doesn't make them dumb."
    • 0 0 0 chintana Apr. 27, 2017
      "that doesnt mean they dont have feelings or emotions"
  • -36 +34 -70 Elizabeth Apr. 30, 2014
    "Animal testing is necessary also have you ever used shampoo? conditioner? Did you die from it? No? That is because animal testing checked it first and I also know you have killed a spider or bug too."
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    • +6 +6 0 Spitfire1212 Jan. 12, 2015
      "Seriously? What if someone took your pet and poured untested drugs down its throat? How would you feel?????????????????????????? Huh?"
    • +4 +6 -2 Olivia Maloney Jul. 2, 2014
      "Nobody should be making shampoos or conditioners with ingredients that could kill you anyways!! Have you ever noticed natural hair products always say "Not tested on animals." Think twice before you put ignorant comments on something."
    • 0 0 0 Mei May. 17, 2015
      I agree with that. Come on, cosmetic companies! People don't drink your stuff! It's for hair, people."
    • 0 +3 -3 Eli Jul. 14, 2014
      "spiders and bugs to me are not animal they're insects a whole different league but mammals and reptiles is a way different story"
  • -37 +27 -64 Tastiness Apr. 10, 2014
    "There are defininetly more in humane things that people are doing to animals. I've been to a farm and research lab Anthe animals are treated just as well, possibly better at a lab. Besides, I know you have stepped on a small bug or killed a spider in your life."
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    • +2 +2 0 Sadie Mar. 18, 2015
      "You've stepped on a bug because it was bothering you or it was in your house and that made you feel crawly.
      No one kills for the fun of it (unless you're a psychopath or a seriously messed up person) and surely that should apply. And just because some things are more humane than this, doesn't mean it's wrong.
      Have a nice day."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymouse Mar. 23, 2015
      "That was one lab. There are a lot more, trust me.
      Also, I stepped on the bug because it was trying to eat me."
  • -38 +20 -58 daniel Apr. 22, 2014
    "I think I doesn't matter to me unless you are doing something to the animal that will threaten it's life of hurt it in any way but a simple experiment is fine"
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    • +3 +3 0 12345 Mar. 18, 2015
      "are you serious it is killing them you guys are stupid for thinking this is ok yea it could be worse if it was a human but animals were put on this earth for a reason and this isn't the reason."
    • +2 +2 0 Animal_Lover_Anon Jan. 23, 2015
      "Animal testing IS hurting it and threatening its life"
    • +2 +4 -2 Kitzia May. 23, 2014
      "Did you know some of 80% of all the animals that get tested die of does " SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS" how you call them idiot. ITS NOT FINE"
    • +1 +1 0 Gemma Mar. 23, 2015
      "It DOES threaten their life.
      Learn more about this. Seriously?"
  • -39 +42 -81 Ashley B Feb. 17, 2014
    "A human life would seem much more valuable to the overall progression of technology and medical research. If we test on 100 animals we become one step closer to curing diseases that kills up to 1,000,000 people. In my opinion, the pros out way the bad in this situation."
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  • -50 +22 -72 Sam May. 8, 2014
    "Animals were put here for a reason. In my opinion, I think that we should use more species of animals to be tested. they are lower on the food chain for a reason. Besides, aren't we just animals that have evolved more than others? Darwinism permits that we should use anything we can to further our species' survival. We need to cut our morals out of the equation and think about the actual future of the human race."
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    • +5 +6 -1 Eli Jul. 14, 2014
      "dude not cool at all. All because they're below us in the food chain does not mean that they shouldn't still have respect for crist sakes man! they're being tortured!!!"
    • +2 +2 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "What! How cruel! How unfeeling! How childish! How old are you anyway? This is such a rash decision to make! Humans are nice, yes, but animals are very intelligent and social! They have feelings also! Your "aren't we just animals that have evolved more than others" statement contradicts your "cut our morals out of the equation and think about the actual future of the human race" statement. And they aren't there for a reason. They just happen to be there.
      Animal testing should be abolished because it is so cruel.
      I hope you realize this, and if you don't, I feel sorry for you. Just a little bit.
      Have a good day."
    • -2 +1 -3 Geena Nov. 25, 2014
      "It's because of this warped way of thinking that the world is so messed up. Time for GOD to end it once and for all."
    • -10 +3 -13 Mitch May. 8, 2014
      "I really like your thinking! We should be testing more areas of science on animals!"
  • -70 +18 -88 Morgan May. 6, 2014
    "It is better to lose a life of an animal than a human. Humans live longer."
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    • +8 +9 -1 fishtree May. 29, 2014
      "Not necessarily. Parrots, turtles, whales, and more animals have longer lives than humans"
    • +2 +2 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Yes, but does that matter?
      Animals can be a huge help to humans. And how do we treat them? We test every other product on them, and are cruel to them. They feel also. Imagine being in that position. Just because you had a short natural life, you're being tested on. Whoopee."
    • -3 +2 -5 Morgan May. 11, 2014
      "That is a metaphor it doesn't actually mean they have nine lives... @Sam"
    • -7 +1 -8 Sam May. 8, 2014
      "Uhh...cats have nine lives, we only have one..."
  • -81 +48 -129 11111111111111 Dec. 19, 2013
    "do you take medicine do you eat meat. i worked in a animal research lab and the animals are treated mutch more humanely then ones on farms almost all medicine is dependent on animal research. we are not bad people we care about the anamals but the work is nessary"
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    • +13 +19 -6 Peace love animals Feb. 5, 2014
      "you should be ashamed of yourself. Testing on animals is a disgrace."
    • +11 +12 -1 Ruby May. 12, 2014
      "Not everyone is like that. They were probably being taken care of correctly because someone important was watching over them or they just want their experiment to go supposeably "right". ANIMAL TESTING IS NOT RIGHT!!!!!!"
    • +1 +2 -1 coolcol Mar. 22, 2016
      "92% of things tested on animals and approved doesn't work on humans. Let that sink in before u say animal testing is neccesary."
  • -136 +49 -185 Daniel Van Horne Jan. 9, 2014
    "It is to bad that animal testing is the only way for medicine to be tested.

    This might sound bad but a human is so much more valuable than a chimp."
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    • +13 +21 -8 Andrew Feb. 12, 2014
      "That depends on the human. We should use serial killers, after all they disregarded other people's human rights so why should we respect theirs? Surely a chimp's life is worth some much more than a serial killers life?"
    • +12 +22 -10 Dina Jan. 27, 2014
      "We **** up our own bodies, but we want to use animals to test products on to fix us ? NO, NO, NO. Test it on us humans."
    • +9 +13 -4 Chameleon Mar. 31, 2014
      ""Successful alternatives include the use of human volunteers, cell and tissue cultures, synthetic membranes, statistics, scanning technologies, and computer models" (The Cruelty of Animal Lab Testing).
      There are many alternatives... ones that are sometimes even more effective than using animals as subjects."
    • +8 +8 0 Sadie Mar. 18, 2015
      "That is where you are wrong. Chimps have feelings, family, a need to live. And you? You apparently have no feelings for the chimps at the moment. Chimps have everything humans have- just less technology- and if you believe in evolution, they were the fore bearers of humans. (you don't have to believe in evolution, by the way. I'm Christian). This is awful- just because you are a specific species, doesn't mean all other species are worthless.
      If I went against anyone's religious beliefs, I don't mean it.
      Have a nice day."
    • +7 +8 -1 Roberta Feb. 15, 2015
      "Humans that murder and torture other humans or animals are more valuable? Not in my book!"
    • +5 +6 -1 Spitfire1212 Jan. 12, 2015
      "Yeah smart one, but haven't you considered that we are descendants from apes!!!!!"
    • +1 +1 0 Wolf Feb. 14, 2017
      "It is like you saying that there is no other way to get rid of a spider unless you kill there is always another way leave animals alone"
    • -9 +4 -13 Eli Jul. 14, 2014
      "humans ha! we speak so highly of ourselves but one mistake thats bad enough and human soul becomes corrupted then that so called LIFE is just a pile of S*** what then? was the defensless, desperate animals death in vane? human life has no WORTH genious its just life you look for a purpose and then your gone"
    • -24 +10 -34 3333333333 Apr. 2, 2014
      "i agree the con people suck"

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  • +87 +129 -42 Jordan Dec. 9, 2015
    "Well we have tons and tons of criminals in jail. Pedophiles, rapist, murders, etc. They are costing us our tax payer money to give them 3 MEALS A DAY, SHOWERS, ETC. Whereas these poor innocent animals have done nothing at all and they are being put in cages and put through torturing experiments. Shouldn't the criminals be punished? Also it would be safer because they are human and it is 100% the same genes as us, rather than 98%. Animals don't deserve this torture for doing nothing. Let's not give these criminals a chance to see family and eat 3 meals a day for doing awful things. They cost us money, whereas what have the animals done? Maybe annoyed you here and there. What have criminals done? Raped children, raped in general, murdered innocent people, etc. Let's make the safe and justified choice. It makes me so made for innocent creatures living life to be put in cages, whereas criminals are put in jail, and get recess, 3 meals a day, and take up our money."
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    • +14 +15 -1 Hater Sincero Apr. 12, 2016
      "Ye sure, good idea to eliminate criminals!!!
      But if you think that is the same thing that the NAZIS did with Jews in concentration camps. Scientific experiment with humans!!!
      Ok, there is a difference between criminals and innocent people but for them Jews were criminals and were less than animals. Imagine if a person in you family steal food and he or she is use as crap to do experiments!!!
      Would you really like this? Just think!"
    • +1 +1 0 bella Oct. 20, 2017
      "Have you ever thought that someone was put in there for doing nothing because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time? Somethings are not as they seem. There people in there for saving someone but they accidental killed the person that they were fighting. My step dad was in jail, however, he is an amazing guy and I love him very much. So to hear that you would do that to people in jail hurts my heart. Also, I can however see were you are coming from, yet it still does not give a right to do that, we do not live in the world were the king could do what ever they want remember that."
    • +1 +1 0 Keewon K Jul. 20, 2017
      "So if you don't want to pay for them, there will be no place for them to be locked up in. And if there is no place for them to be locked up, they will be outside, committing crimes again."
    • 0 0 0 jack Nov. 16, 2017
      "are you trying to bring the Natzi human experimenting again? What those innocent animals go through, I wouldn't wish on my greatest enemy."
    • 0 +2 -2 Veronica C. May. 1, 2017
      "I totally agree with you, testing on them should be part of paying for what they did and not innocent animals that all they do is help humans in every way, for example, they use dolphins and dogs for different kinds of therapies, to protect our borders, and not to mention they're the best companions you can have."
    • 0 +8 -8 Bob Feb. 17, 2016
      "I agree all the way. This is a very good point."
    • -2 +2 -4 ProfanitySlayer Mar. 2, 2017
  • +47 +71 -24 Liam S. Mar. 3, 2016
    "How can someone be for animal testing???"
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    • +2 +2 0 GALACTIC CHEEZBURGER Feb. 3, 2017
      "That one guy I agree why would anyone kill 2,000 innocent animals to save one ungreatful human. Also, babies annoy me, and puppies are frikin adorable"
    • +2 +3 -1 That one guy Feb. 3, 2017
      "bob967 you are insane human life is no more valuable than animal life you're insane to say you'd do that. But y'know what? I'd shoot 2,000 babies to save a litter of puppies"
    • 0 0 0 Hunter carlson Oct. 6, 2017
      "You right"
    • -2 +3 -5 bob967 Dec. 2, 2016
      "i think its worth it because human life is infinitely more valuable. i would kill 2 thousand rats cats or dogs with my bare hands to save one human life!"
  • +30 +39 -9 save the world May. 10, 2016
    "We don't need arguments against animal testing. We need solutions for it. We do'n need 20 people posting con comments on how bad it is. We need 20 people posting solutions to what we can do instead of animal testing."
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    • 0 0 0 I HAVE CATS Jun. 21, 2017
      "ill be your first reply to give you an answer. WE can use CELLS. CELL LIFE is a solution. Scientists are working on a converting cells into REPLACING animal testing!"
    • 0 0 0 Jayla Jan. 18, 2017
      "When I grow I'm going to be a problem solver before an animal doctor and stop all this and child abuse. I'll say no more animal testing because it's pointless, most animals tested die and if it does succeed it won't work on humans any because our bodies, genes and cells are different from animals."
  • +27 +49 -22 Gianna Dec. 3, 2015
    "Have you ever read Black Beauty?
    Sure, it might be something fake, but I am at least 85% sure that animals have thoughts. I am 100% sure they have morals and feelings, however, no matter how small or large or anywhere in between. Didn't anyone teach you the golden rule?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Mahx May. 26, 2016
      "Yes non-human animals have 'thoughts' but not like humans.
      They feel hungry so they hunt down something or go to their food bowl. They have feelings, but as i said they are not psychologically able to have morals, instincts maybe, but not morals. And I'm not saying animal testing is exclusively wrong, just the way the animals are treated themselves. I don't agree with all the means, but there is the end result which can save human AND ANIMAL lives."
    • 0 0 0 Anonymous Jun. 7, 2017
      "I love animals, and I love the book/movie Black Beauty. I am certain the animals have thoughts, and feelings. Some people are just to blind to pain any attention to them. The idea of animal testing is terrible and it needs to end!"
    • -1 0 -1 lily Dec. 13, 2016
      "lol black beauty isnt fake"
  • +21 +38 -17 STUDENT Dec. 7, 2016
    "if you voted yes you are a insane person..."
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    • +2 +2 0 lily Dec. 13, 2016
      "well its their opinion"
    • +1 +2 -1 angry person Apr. 24, 2017
      "just because we don't agree with you doesn't mean we're insane."
    • +1 +1 0 rrrrrrrelll Mar. 13, 2017
      "I'm insane but I voted con"
    • -1 0 -1 Teal Mar. 13, 2017
      "thank you student"
    • -1 +1 -2 bw Dec. 8, 2016
      "lol yeah"
  • +16 +24 -8 The Pug Mar. 16, 2016
    "When we test on animals we abuse them in physical, mental, and emotional ways. Every year 56 million animals are killed due to testing products on them in the United States alone. Also alternative testing methods exist to replace the animals. Also
    animals have feelings too!!!!!!!!!"
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    • +3 +3 0 neutral Oct. 16, 2016
      "I'd like to start by saying that I definitely agree that animals have feelings and they should be respected. The minute that good, effective alternative methods are developed, I will without a doubt be supporting them over animal testing and want for animal experimentation to become illegal. However, I'd just like to point out that, at the moment, there simply are no alternative methods that are strong enough to entirely replace animal experimentation. Yes, it is terrible that animals have to suffer and die from testing every year. Yes, we should treat them better. However, until the day a better alternative method is created, I don't think we can really outlaw animal testing, because it does provide valuable information and data we can't get from other methods. Basically, what I'm saying is that yes, animal testing is wrong and inhumane and I don't want to support it, but as things are right now, I simply don't see how we can replace it."
    • +1 +1 0 b Apr. 19, 2017
      "But we kill hundreds of millions of animals for meat every year and they're likely living in less than desirable conditions."
  • +13 +20 -7 Jeff Apr. 18, 2016
    "Animals have feelings too"
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    • 0 0 0 Alex Sep. 7, 2017
      "Maybe so, but are you a vegetarian, do you use Kleenex, or eat M&M's? If you answered yes and you truly want to help animals feel "happy" then you should think about what you are doing and provide a solution to stop hurting the animals instead of just making a simple statement."
  • +11 +15 -4 Javeon B. Nov. 29, 2016
    "Animals should not have to go through the pain and misery that it goes through when most tests are not needed for the product or cosmetic. It also takes away most of our govt money, which most people complain about. Also why do most people care if a dog or cat is being abused and would help it, yet your basically putting these mice and monkeys through abuse."
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    • 0 0 0 Daquan Dec. 7, 2016
      "They care when a house pet is being abused because they are being abused for no reason. There is nothing positive that comes out of abusing a house pet. Testing on animals however, allows for many a scientific breakthrough and actually has a purpose."
  • +11 +24 -13 Ramsey Grossglass Apr. 28, 2016
    "Animals don't share 100% DNA with us. We cannot be entirely sure that we will be safe with the medications that they give us."
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    • 0 0 0 mahx May. 26, 2016
      "yep which leads to clinical human trials!!"
  • +11 +19 -8 Clayton Bush Mar. 1, 2016
    "I think this is a very wrong thing to do. How can you even stand to inject some medicine that can KILL animals. What if that was you. How would you feel being all strapped like that. That is straight up wrong"
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    • 0 0 0 mason Feb. 2, 2017
      "so what who are we going to test on"
  • +10 +16 -6 Aleea doster Feb. 7, 2017
    "Animals should not be tortured it is evil and inhuman why do that when you could use people who donate themselves to science or people locked up in prison for life."
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  • +10 +13 -3 Maggie Dec. 15, 2016
    "No, because there are alternatives that could be better than animal testing itself. The Harvard Wyss Institute has created "organs-on-chips" that contain human cells grown in a state-of-the-art system to mimic the structure and function of human organs and organ systems. The chips can be used instead of animals in disease research, drug testing, and toxicity testing and have been shown to replicate human physiology, diseases, and drug responses more accurately than crude animal experiments do. Some companies, such as the HµRel Corporation, have already turned these chips into products that other researchers can use in place of animals. And also there are human volunteers that would be volunteering to be tested instead of using the lives of living things without their permission."
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    • +1 +1 0 Veronica C. May. 1, 2017
      "Totally agree with you there are other ways, I guess they need the pressure from the people that care about animals so they can start using other options."
  • +5 +7 -2 Hailey Feb. 16, 2017
    "Yeah sure animal testing may help US but it is still wrong and is stupid I mean your touch urging the creatures that lived befor us and BTW did y'all pros???? Know that after the scientist test on animals that they KILL them yeah there's something to think about there so I'm on the cons side and last thing is to think about is when the scientist test animals the can be testing on endangered species think about what I have said"
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  • +5 +8 -3 Trixe John Jan. 26, 2017
    "I don't like animal testing."
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    • 0 0 0 miko Feb. 15, 2017
      "yes me to the one testing should be tested"
  • +5 +9 -4 bw Dec. 2, 2016
    "animals dont have rights thats why we need to protect and stand up for them its not right to abuse them because they dont have a say animal testing is wrong its killing that doesnt need to happen and if we work together we can stop it"
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    • -1 0 -1 Mason Feb. 2, 2017
      "it's killing that needs to happen"
  • +5 +8 -3 Jeff Oct. 5, 2016
    "So much Pain, So little human gain."
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  • +5 +11 -6 Deni Sep. 27, 2016
    "I do not like it. I mean animals cannot speak how can anyone know the pain they feel. We breathe. They breathe. We have internal organs like some animals but different.What gives any one the right to take a life. Animals do not have a voice they just roam around finding shelter or making someone happy. I mean criminals get away with some things but animals do nothing and they are being used? Really? How ironic."
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  • +5 +12 -7 Student, 11 Apr. 11, 2016
    "One of the comments on the PRO side said animals do not have rights. How cruel is that?! You are saying because we're cleverer than animals it means we can muck about with them? You are saying just cause they don't have rights we can kill them without a cause? Even if the test is successful on the animals they usually fail on humans! If you're a person who has a heart, you should be protesting for the ban of animal testing."
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    • +4 +4 0 Educated Apr. 20, 2016
      "If you truly believed animals should have the same right as humans you would be a vegetarian and not keep a pet locked in a cage all day. You people simply dont understand how many lives animal testing has saved"
    • +3 +3 0 Daquan Dec. 7, 2016
      "If you truly cared about animals "feelings" then you would immediately stop buying and using all animal products you have in your home. Not only that, but you people wouldn't have pets which you keep locked up in cages and on chains for long periods of time. On a side note, cleverer isn't a word."
    • 0 0 0 ME!!!! Jun. 21, 2017
      "I AGREE!!! you have not only stated your point but i believe your an ANIMAL LOVER that has feelings just like animals. Who ever is on pro. i would like to say... WHY?????
  • +5 +7 -2 Emma Mar. 29, 2016
    "In my opinion, animal testing is wrong and shouldn't be legal. Animals may have very similar structures as humans but it's not an exact copy which means that they make poor models for testing out drugs. These tests are cruel to the innocent animals, they suffer a lot when being tested and it is abuse to the animals. They undergo tests like inhaling toxic fumes, forced chemical exposure, food and water deprivation and extended periods of physical restraint. These test physically and mentally harm animals. Animals suffer painful deaths after their skin is burned off, spinal cords are crushed and have holes drilled into their heads. Would you like to have that be done to you in order for other humans to strive? It is unfair and hateful to the animals. 95% of animals used in the experiments are not protected by the Animal Welfare Act, this leaves about 25 million animals not covered by the AWA which means these animals in particular are vulnerable to mistreatment and abuse. These animals are completely helpless and cannot fend for themselves."
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  • +5 +10 -5 jillian orsborne Mar. 16, 2016
    "although the AWA is in place 95% of animals being used for testing arent even protected by it.also although animals have contributed to life saving drugs, 94% pass by animal tests and fail human use."
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  • +5 +10 -5 ella Feb. 4, 2016
    "What is animal testing? Animal testing is experimenting new equipment, vaccines, and medicines on animals. To some people, animal testing seems like a good idea. What if you were the animal? It would be so much fun to be rested on right! Wrong. Animals help us. Without them, we literally would not be able to survive! Most people when they read this, they will say,"animals don't have feelings" they do, even though they don't show it. But so what! If you really want to test new products, just test it on yourself!!! Its the same thing as testing on animals. Plus, have you ever had a pet, or seen a kids face light up with joy when they come home to their lizard or bunny or dog. Just imagine what would happen if those kids found out what is happening to animals just like their own! So to all of those kids out there, I apologize for what is happening to this world."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Rosie Feb. 16, 2017
    "There is no reason to test on animals,
    because there will always be a first person to test a drug or a new colored eyeshadow.
    There's no point either way. Animals react differently"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Maeve Jan. 23, 2017
    "Animal testing should not be done because it is cruel and inhumane animals are people too."
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  • +4 +7 -3 Stop Hurting Animals Jan. 19, 2017
    "I only have to say a few things to save your time! What if you were the animal getting experimented on? What if you got shots, eat medicine, and got shocked? What would you do? It's not like you can escape the person trying to do those horrible things to you? Why don't you think before hurting an animal! Like, if you were that animal you would be going through pain! Stop hurting these animals! It doesn't matter if it's for an experiment! Animals lives matter too! It is like animal abuse, you should be arrested! Thank you!"
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  • +4 +11 -7 Jayla Powell Jan. 18, 2017
    "Those poor baby animals. How could they do such a thing. So every teen should do nature a favor and when your class is dissecting animals, tell your teacher you have to go to the bathroom and free the animal outside. You might get a detention or a bad grade for freeing it but it's worth it."
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  • +4 +13 -9 Bw Dec. 3, 2016
    "If everyone that was against animal testing stood up against it people would be forced to stop animal testing"
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    • +2 +2 0 bw Dec. 15, 2016
      "if people didn't protest america wouldn't be a country you should know that because you say your a realist and that's the real truth"
    • +2 +2 0 bw Dec. 14, 2016
      "it acomplishes more than if you didnt do anything"
    • -2 +1 -3 Realist Dec. 12, 2016
      "They wouldn't be forced to, but you guys can protest. Even though it won't accomplish anything."
  • +4 +8 -4 Ana May. 17, 2016
    "When scientists are done testing on animals they put the animals in carbon monoxide chambers to kill them. They also leave mice/rats in dumpsters to die after testing. Studies show that every animal that is tested on dies slowly and very painfully. Animals have feelings too they can feel pain just like us so stop animal testing. Also animals have different chemicals in them so if medicines work on them it will not work for us do it is pointless. Also scientists found a cure for cancer but only for rats see my point? If people are cold hearted enough to test on animals they can test on themselves."
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  • +4 +6 -2 DWN May. 16, 2016
    "we care about our family if they get sick but why kill 50 animals just to find one type of medicine. its not right"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Bella Johnson May. 16, 2016
    "I do not think animals should be used as experiments because they are being killed every day to help us live through are sickness b we should not test any of these things god made it this way so I think that if he did it that way we should die the way he wants it to happen."
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  • +4 +13 -9 Holly Apr. 11, 2016
    "I was reading both sides and reading the pro side was terrible.
    I thought that it was terrible."
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  • +4 +12 -8 James Apr. 8, 2016
    "Animal testing should not be continued. It is morally wrong and it is not needful. I see no reason for it to continue.

    One reason animal testing should be stopped is that it is morally wrong. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. According to the International Humane Society, animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, going days without food and water prolonged periods of restraint, the infliction of wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects, and "killing by neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means." The Draize eye test, used by cosmetics companies to measure irritation caused by shampoos and other things, involves rabbits being restrained in stocks with their eyelids held open by clips, sometimes for multiple days, so they cannot blink off the products being tested. The commonly used lethal dose 50 test involves finding out which dose of a chemical will kill 50% of the animals being used in the experiment."
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    • 0 0 0 Veronica C. May. 1, 2017
      "People needs to unite and stop buying from those companies and this should be done now before they torture more innocent animals."
  • +4 +12 -8 isabella Mar. 11, 2016
    "im a seventh grade student and i think this was an exellant source for my report on animal testing."
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  • +4 +9 -5 braty Feb. 23, 2016
    "save the animals . animal testing is cruel"
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    • +2 +2 0 J Nov. 29, 2016
      "Do you eat meat ?"
  • +4 +12 -8 Riley Feb. 9, 2016
    "The product tested on them could be toxic to that animal and once tested you cant go back so that poor animals life was wasted.
    God created that animal for a reason and the reason sure wasn't to be tested on."
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    • +1 +1 0 Mahx May. 26, 2016
      "Not to be a stickler...but...maybe that is God's reason. People pray for health and miracle cures, well now you have one. Some people try that uncertain cure and help other people sometimes its animals."
  • +4 +9 -5 Lily Feb. 9, 2016
    "Think abouth the animals. You might not be able to tell but they hurt just like you and me."
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  • +4 +10 -6 Leala s Jan. 15, 2016
    "I do not believe that animals should pay the price of testing.If this new thing is for humans why should the animals have to be in pain and taken from their own habitat from family.So if you were taken from home the only place that fills safe and taken to a lab to be tested on with drugs that may or may not be safe.So how would you fill?"
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  • +3 +4 -1 MeeMee Apr. 5, 2017
    "Animals can die and animal testing is just the same thing as animal cruelty. They are getting hurt and fyi they can feel the pain of testing!"
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  • +3 +7 -4 Teal Mar. 13, 2017
    "I HATE animal cruelty. Another word for it would be animal testing. You know what sucks the most, is that people post the most disturbing pics of animals suffering, and dying, and what you can't do is help! I mean come on. They're animals. We're all animals. Just think in a couple of years is this keeps up, imagine your future child. You're at a zoo, your child looks at a rotting sign. It reads, "ELEPHANT" then you remember, "Oh yeah". These don't exist anymore. So you have to explain to your child cruelty happened."
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  • +3 +5 -2 john b. Mar. 7, 2017
    "Animal testing is so wrong and they should just test in on criminals who are going to get the death penalty hey why not be nice and let them live but in animal testing hopefully change there name to prison testing labs so that is my opinion i hope you guys like it and #Criminal prison labs."
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  • +3 +6 -3 miko Feb. 15, 2017
    "if animals are tested humans also need to be tested cause we are all animals right"
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  • +3 +6 -3 beagle saver Feb. 13, 2017
    "it is just wrong to kill animals"
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  • +3 +5 -2 amber Jan. 24, 2017
    "I believe that if we are going to be using medications and products on humans, we need to test them on humans to truly observe the data that we need in order to develop these products and remedies. If animals were to be used, we should pick specific species and type and stick to it, provided the numbers stay out of the endangered area."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Adam Oct. 29, 2016
    "No. Animals have life. They are same as the human. They have their right to live on the earth"
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  • +3 +6 -3 jaycee May. 12, 2016
    "animals should not if you think about it it is crule and animals die from the testing in they harm the animals by forcing them to eat"
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  • +3 +7 -4 Mike Oxford May. 11, 2016
    "I think that what they are doing inhumane and tat the can go dive off t grand canyon with no parachute and have a load of animals sit there and watch as they cheer on as they fall and explode on impact"
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  • +3 +6 -3 zoey May. 9, 2016
    "humans are cruel creatures killing off our amazing animal species"
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  • +3 +7 -4 Batman May. 3, 2016
    "are you all crazy animal testing is wrong its inhumane"
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  • +3 +7 -4 ashley Mar. 17, 2016
    "they should not be testing animals because they are pets to people and the whole animals system will be gone"
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    • 0 +1 -1 nicklovesanimals Mar. 18, 2016
  • +3 +9 -6 Noel K. Feb. 1, 2016
    "It doesn't always work. An arthritis medicine that was tested on animals was responsible for 320,000 heart attacks and strokes, and 140,000 deaths. What would you think if one of your loved ones died of a product that passed animal testing?"
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  • +2 +2 0 stop testing Sep. 18, 2017
    "What have these innocent animals done to you, exactly nothing in fact they might of even helped you made you who you are. If we didn't have animals humans could never survive so dont go doing your own testing that kills every animals in the world because pretty soon human life population could die. if you go test animals and it spreads a disease to all the animals and then kills them pretty soon the will effect plants and then human life, we would be eating everything but meat and what that animal provides us with, its called a food chain and if animals die say bye bye to your life because you won't be living it just stop doing tests on everyone and everything because one day it will turn or not work out, has anyone seen the walking dead. Well anyways STOP DOING TESTS just think if you were that animal and how it would feel if it doesn't work have you heard of Thomas Edison it took him what like 300 times to make the right light bulb just think if he tested on animals that would be 300 animals dead or whatever"
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    • 0 0 0 kora b. Sep. 18, 2017
      "this is mine but i didnt put my name on it"
  • +2 +2 0 pros are insane May. 8, 2017
    "its just cruel, animals might not have feelings,or emotions, but think about it. If you were a animal being testing, and being put to sleep for expierments, would you enjoy that? im sure i woudln't!"
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  • +2 +3 -1 emma Apr. 1, 2017
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  • +2 +3 -1 Emma.p Mar. 28, 2017
    "There are many good reasons to get rid of animal testing. One reason is the drugs that get passed by the government are still not safe for you. In the 1950s sleeping pills caused 10,000 babies to be born and have a severe disabilities. This is bad because they are going to have to live with the severe disabilities for the rest of there life. Another reason of how animal testing is bad is that it can mislead researchers to do bad things. The chemicals that they use are harmful for people and animal. This is bad because if they are using the chemicals on the animal they could die. It's the same with people if they used them on people it could make them die too. Lastly the government pays a lot of money for the researchers to do this. And it's a waste of the governments time and money. They could be using that time and money to do something good that would help the environment. Because the humans society international compared vanity of the animals tests with their in vitro counterparts. And the animal testing used $32,000."
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    • 0 0 0 .. Apr. 19, 2017
      "I would say that a lifesaving cure for polio isn't a waste of the governments money. If the researchers can use other options in a lab study then they will most definitely use that option. Many researchers don't want to use animals for testing but they will if there is no other option to find a treatment or cure for a disease."
  • +2 +2 0 Riya Mar. 27, 2017
    "The animals that are endangered have suffered enough"
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  • +2 +3 -1 drew Mar. 20, 2017
    "it kills millions of animals"
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  • +2 +3 -1 jake Mar. 3, 2017
    "hey i said no for one thing i love animal"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Ericca Feb. 23, 2017
    "no they should not be tested on"
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  • +2 +5 -3 bob marley Feb. 22, 2017
    "Animal testing is not right. How would you feel if someone experimented on your pet?"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Madisen Feb. 16, 2017
    "Animals do not have to suffer for humans and sometimes it doesn't work and the animals could die on there hands."
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  • +2 +4 -2 moriana Feb. 13, 2017
    "it is just wrong why should the poor animals have to live through the crultie of living on drugs that can kill or upset them through ways they don't understand. they are caged everyday and barley getting love from a human being. only know they are being used for stuff thta they can't help them selves"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Brenda O. Feb. 11, 2017
    "Animal testing is cruel.
    Its un-human to kill an animal without a reason but for our own benefit of testing products if they work or would cause a reaction on our skin."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Jack Sep. 16, 2016
    "no Animal testing is cruel"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Alex Gerkensmeyer Jun. 3, 2016
    "No The animals are just like i us we are animals to we cannot be hurtful toward them"
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  • +2 +5 -3 ANT May. 20, 2016
    "Fifty-six billion. That is how many animals are killed every year for food. Yet no one complains. It is just sad how hypocritical and ignorant some people can be. All these animals lives can be saved if humans became vegetarians, but no so many people continue to eat meat even though they are innocent animals. Talk about animal cruelty! Its all good though go enjoy your great life of MEAT and ANIMAL TESTED PRODUCTS. All of you Con and Pro people are wrong in every way"
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    • 0 0 0 meams Feb. 20, 2017
      "truthfully, humans need protein, we are not made to only eat veggies, there are many animals out there that would kill us and others, yet, you continue on, not even making a difference."
  • +2 +6 -4 destinee May. 12, 2016
    "no beacuse animals can help peopel that have ptsd or depretion and someone said kill a family of rates or a family of humens what if that rat has a family to tack care of like tmnt. animals have rights to its NOT RIGHT"
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  • +2 +6 -4 parker May. 11, 2016
    "animal testing is really sad and cats are used the most would you like to see your cat being cut up huh?"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Aven May. 5, 2016
    "being cruel to other beings is not right. it's very sad to see animals be punished with poison or even the Draize eye test."
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  • +2 +6 -4 help animals May. 5, 2016
    "when animals are being tested they are basically being killed"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Rachell Apr. 22, 2016
    "how would you feel if they force you to eat something or if they stick needles into you, am pretty sure none of you will like it so why should we do it to them"
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  • +2 +5 -3 Esperanza Apr. 21, 2016
    "why should they do this to those animals who need help to survive this tragic of killing these animals over a million animal die every year and that is terrible with these animals here we wouldn't have fun with dogs cats ect. they wouldn't be with us by the time they all gone and kids well never have the fact of having fun with their puppies or any other pet so they should stop doing this to animals and giving them drugs and killing them in an instant"
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  • +2 +9 -7 Student Apr. 11, 2016
    "I love these comments! Let's get everyone to believe animal testing is wrong!"
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  • +2 +8 -6 Alexis Apr. 7, 2016
    "Honestly... i dont think animals should be tested on because they suffer just like we can so yea...."
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  • +2 +5 -3 abdirzak mohamed Apr. 6, 2016
    "Because it is inhuman and animals don't eat all the same thing as us so are insides are made to handle different things."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Jansen Mar. 30, 2016
    "I am writing a cons paper for school in 6th grade. And this is very sad. so I think we should stop animal testing. Almost every kid in my class is for cons. And only three kids are for pros."
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  • +2 +6 -4 Cash Mar. 24, 2016
    "What if we were smaller then something bigger then us, we would get mad because we were being used for medicine that wont even help us. Its just gonna help the bigger thing"
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  • +2 +6 -4 Chris Mar. 22, 2016
    "We do not NEED to use cosmetics and other products that appeal to our vanity, however, testing for medical research and use IS a necessity and has proven worthwhile to produce life-saving drugs. I say keep the scientific testing for drugs and vaccines and abolish animal testing for cosmetics. There are dozens of cosmetics companies that DO NOT test on animals and they are who we should purchase from."
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    • -6 0 -6 Lauren Hudson Apr. 5, 2016
      "So if giants tortured us burned off our skin and broke our spines so they could have better lives you would be ok with it?"
  • +2 +8 -6 Faith Stone Mar. 16, 2016
    "we should not test on animals why not use volunteers and people who are in prison that would give animals a chance and choice."
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  • +2 +8 -6 Karl Jan. 15, 2016
    "Animals should not be tested on because we test on them for humans benefit but how will we know it will work the same way on humans and this could lead to some animals going extinct."
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  • +2 +8 -6 Kelly Jan. 12, 2016
    "Animals shouldn't be treated so poorly:("
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  • +2 +11 -9 Sophia Dec. 15, 2015
    "There are so so many prisoners that are going to be killed anyway... Why don't we test on them? Animals have feelings, just like us. I believe that if we really have to test on them, it shouldn't be so severe. They should be given aspirin. Also, animals cannot communicate with us. They can't say "Ouch!" or "Not too much!" which is bad. I hope everyone stops animal testing. I hate it a lot."
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  • +1 +1 0 Zak Oct. 24, 2017
    "This is just insane to think how many animals are being harmed in testing. There are other ways to test out drugs and solutions. No animal should be harmed for this."
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  • +1 +1 0 rochelle Oct. 23, 2017
    "no it should not and I understand were people were coming from but it should not be there life's that we waste for all we know the animal could have family and they fill emotion and fillings"
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  • +1 +1 0 kora Sep. 18, 2017
    "would you like to suffer just like these animals did like how can people do this to cute little animals that wouldn't hurt a soul unless there predators they would hurt you but still not the point this is a disgrace"
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  • +1 +1 0 Sah Sep. 11, 2017
    "I. Think. This. Is Hurting. Animals. And. It. Needs. To. Stop"
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  • +1 +1 0 hi Jun. 20, 2017
    "It is hurting the animals"
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  • +1 +1 0 Will S. Jun. 14, 2017
    "People claim that animals die for the good of humanity but there are other solutions. So why torture and kill innocent animals when it's not the only choice. If I were an animal tester, I wouldn't sleep knowing I've ended lives or made them so bad that the animals would want their lives to be over."
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  • +1 +1 0 Anonymous Jun. 7, 2017
    "Animal testing is inhuman and causes the animals harm. Why would we intentionally cause pain for animas when all testing a done are not even successful? We need to move forward and figure out another way to test disease and treatments. Animals are not toys that are to be played with and then tossed away, just to move on to the next one when it breaks. Animals have feelings and are hurt just like people. Those who believe that animals are disposable and should be used for treatment are the ones I believe to be the true animals."
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  • +1 +1 0 Personal May. 26, 2017
    "Animal testing can kill animals if it does and doesn't work"
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  • +1 +1 0 Ebrahim E. May. 23, 2017
    "I am an opponent of using animals in testing as they are creatures and they have rights .We must not harm or torture them .We have to find other ways to test our medication ,space or military research."
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  • +1 +1 0 Jonathan May. 19, 2017
    "They should not test on animals because the animals are dieing they might get endangered."
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  • +1 +1 0 Veronica C. May. 1, 2017
    "I have always heard that dogs are man's best friend but is very sad to see that man is the dog's worse enemy. I have seen pictures and videos that I don't even understand how can animal testing be legal and how can there be heartless humans doing such a job. On the other hand, cosmetic testing shouldn't even exist. Cosmetics are not necessary to survive, no one is going to die if they don't put their mascara on, lipstick, or blush. I don't see why the animals have to suffer so we can look pretty. Vanity is not an excuse to torture and kill animals. We're in the 21st century, animal testing shouldn't be part of today, we're always bragging about technology well let's put it to work, I believe there is very smart people out there that can do something about it and prove that there is something out there better than using animals. Somebody said that "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." and I do agree.
    Doctors and others related to this have said that there are other ways to test medical treatments objects that mimic the human body better than animals and that can give a better result. Let dogs work with kids with autism and that need therapies. Animals love humans."
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  • +1 +1 0 anna jones Apr. 27, 2017
    "1 word. NO. these animals are put in cages and are being hurt when we have alternitives"
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  • +1 +5 -4 Brayden Apr. 13, 2016
    "Why are humans so cruel to other species. How would you feel if a huge civilized monkey took you, crying and screaming, from your mother as an infant and started doing horrific "Tests" on you!!!"
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  • +1 +7 -6 Kaylee Jan. 15, 2016
    "Animal testing is very dangerous to humans and animal. Animals do not have the same body as us so we may react different then the animals did. Over 25 million are put in pain each year in just America. imagine how many more animals are being tested on other countries. i understand do physiological testing but not giving an animal a tumor or a disease. Animals can not speak for themselves, so they are forced to be used for testing"
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  • +1 +8 -7 Shauna Jan. 9, 2016
    "animals should not be used as test subjects because the closest they are to us is 99%, and that's monkeys. What about that 1 percent? That one percent makes a big difference! Use human if you want accurate results."
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  • +1 +7 -6 Janae Jan. 9, 2016
    "People wonder why most animals are becoming extinct, and I wonder why their not doing anything about it. I guess some people don't care. But I care, and I'm one of many that do care."
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  • +1 +8 -7 Maya Jan. 8, 2016
    "Its cruel and mean. If we are so similar to animals then why not test on both of us. Animals should not get harmed."
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  • +1 +9 -8 Avery Dec. 8, 2015
    "I do not think this is right."
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  • 0 0 0 grace Nov. 13, 2017
    "no because those animals are going through abuse and it hurts them how would you think it feels if somebody did that to you?"
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  • 0 0 0 wolf dog #1 Oct. 25, 2017
    "They should not allow animal testing ,what if animals tested on us!!!!!!"
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  • 0 0 0 bri Aug. 31, 2017
    "who can honestly stand for this and say without a doubt that I believe this is right besides a mentally sick person or someone who doesn't know the definition of sanity!!!!"
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  • 0 0 0 Salomon Aug. 29, 2017
    "over one million animals die due to experiments that scientist conduct such as cosmetics and curosity and as well as medical training"
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  • 0 +1 -1 Cat Jun. 6, 2017
    "I'm not a huge of animals, (I have a fear of dogs) but that doesn't mean we should abuse them and experiment on them. That's also why I'm a vegetarian. BUT WHAT KIND OF PERSON SAYS ANIMALS DON'T HAVE RIGHTS? That's terrible. "Fish are friends, not food, nor are experiments.""
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  • 0 +1 -1 chintana carson Apr. 27, 2017
    "Its just cruel to be testing on animals. Im sure if i was a animal i would not want to tested by humans"
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  • 0 +2 -2 lynn Apr. 21, 2017
    "lets just test on rapists murders and pedophiles"
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  • 0 +4 -4 elta Mar. 13, 2017
    "I feel so bad for the animals what did they do to us. I cant really do anything:("
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  • 0 +2 -2 Ryan Feb. 8, 2017
    "It kills animals"
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    • 0 0 0 meams Feb. 20, 2017
      "Not all testing kills animals, most of the tests don't, you don't seem to have any sources, you are just posting what you read somewhere"
  • 0 +4 -4 Harambe Jan. 17, 2017
    "Products like L'OREAL test on animals and I know some of yall use that"
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  • 0 +6 -6 Joe Jul. 26, 2016
    "Animals are so darn cute!!! Don't be cruel!!!"
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  • 0 +4 -4 J May. 2, 2016
    "The murdering of helpless animals is so CRUEL. IT MAKES ME SAD AND MAD"
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  • 0 +6 -6 lucas Apr. 27, 2016
    "that might get indangerd"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Keeley Apr. 26, 2016
    "I think that animal testing can end a lot of animals lives they don't need to die."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Anonymous Apr. 26, 2016
    "I don't think animals should be used to do experiments with cause their living things and they deserve to live too like any other human thing"
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  • 0 +4 -4 quinn Apr. 18, 2016
    "No because animals are no different then us and they help humans that are sick or have special needs. Also that animal species would become ext inked and we don't want that!"
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  • 0 +3 -3 Lauren Hudson Apr. 5, 2016
    "I'm Christian don't let this affect it but I've read the Bible and go to church every week no where in the entire Bible does it say god wants you to torture and murder other souls! Even if your not Christian you can't say that He ever said that or implied that anywhere in the Bible. Also... What kind of sick person are you if you cut, starve, and torture am innocent animal."
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  • 0 +3 -3 Pixelizedkitten Apr. 5, 2016
    "animals deserve better! the world wouldn't be such a messed up place if we treated animals and humans equally! plus, there are other alternatives to finding new medicines and treatments. we could easily use humans, and the test results would be more accurate if we did."
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  • 0 +4 -4 3434343 Apr. 4, 2016
    "it is vary cruel and hurtful"
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  • 0 +4 -4 coolcol Mar. 22, 2016
    "this is great info for my argument essay! ty so much."
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  • 0 +5 -5 lelilove Mar. 11, 2016
    "It is obvious that animal testing is very cruel and is no way that it should be even legal."
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  • 0 +6 -6 jenn Mar. 5, 2016
    "It is violating the animals 8th amendment, cruel & unusual punishment, although the animal did nothing wrong"
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  • 0 +8 -8 refsavfb fdgaerfdb Mar. 4, 2016
    "It's speicism to think we are superior than animals."
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  • 0 +8 -8 YEETGOD Mar. 2, 2016
    "I don't think they should its cruel."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Cheyenne halford Mar. 1, 2016
    "this is the worst thing to do to a living thing for personal things. I HATE ANIMAL TESTING"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Macaroni Feb. 26, 2016
    "I think animal testing should be banned. Animals have feeling and can also feel pain just like we do. How would you react if you were taken away from your family and as injected with a strange chemical that can even kill you?"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Gavin Feb. 23, 2016
    "If there is a problem that started or arose from humans, then humans should be the ones to pay whatever price it will costs to fix it! It's not the animals fault, so leave it ALONE!!!!"
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  • 0 +3 -3 star jones Feb. 17, 2016
    "it is just like animal abuse because the animals are hurting so it should not be aloud absolutely not aloud I would cry if I seen the animal being torchered I would cry my eyes out"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Nova Summers Feb. 10, 2016
    "Animals dont deserve the pain and treatments we give them just for our personal use or gain"
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  • 0 +8 -8 M-Dubz Feb. 9, 2016
    "First of all, I found that a pro says: apes and monkeys are lower archy than humans... Whoever that is, they are wrong!!!!!!!!!!! Humans may be the dominant species on earth, but killing and mutating animals is not cool!"
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  • 0 +5 -5 Samantha Feb. 3, 2016
    "I think that it is disgusting and I agree with the last con. If we reached out and stopped animal testing, then they would find some other way to do their research."
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  • 0 +5 -5 drjlc Feb. 3, 2016
    "Its mostly our fault we are sick because of all the chemicals we use, why are we making the animals suffer from our mistakes"
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  • 0 +6 -6 Activist Feb. 2, 2016
    ""The pains which it inflicts on unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, & is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further." -Mark Twain"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Soul Jan. 21, 2016
    "Animals shouldn't be used for testing because animals will be taken away from there families. You are killing them to they should live there life to the fullest. You wouldn't want some one experimenting on you. Unless you are trying to help them than don't do it."
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  • 0 +7 -7 animalLover Jan. 20, 2016
    "why should animals be experiments? it is cruel and horrible! i hate humans in this way! animals should be treated fairly!"
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  • 0 +7 -7 Meghan Jan. 15, 2016
    "No i don't think that animals should be tested on. We are different than animals. Are organs, brains, reflexes, and etc are not the same as humans so we will not have the same reactions as the animals."
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  • 0 +7 -7 Paige G. Jan. 15, 2016
    "I feel that animal testing is cruel and worthless. I feel its cruel because we are putting animals through something they don't even need to be put through. Animals body's are very different from human body's. therefore we are just wasting time and money on these experiments. plus its putting animals in harm and hurting them because of what the test are doing to them."
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  • 0 +8 -8 Audrey C. Jan. 15, 2016
    "Animals should not be used for experimentation because, they are living creatures just like us. People who are sitting in jail right now ion the death penalty who are all ready going to die are not being tested on or used for testing, so why should we be using living creatures for testing????????????????????"
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  • 0 +8 -8 Jordan LaFayette Jan. 15, 2016
    "i do not think we should be using any living thing we should test it on dead people or very sick people not pefectly healthy animals. that have familys to so unless you are going to hunt down their whole family you are basically making other animals very sad. its just like how do animals go extinct its probably because so many animals have been killed in labs like monkeys they are really close to going extinct because of us humans.and we basically killed pandas how the fuck is that fair to pandas if we kill them for our wealth."
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  • 0 +8 -8 danielle Dec. 15, 2015
    "I thin that animals should not be tested on"
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  • -1 +1 -2 pros are insane Apr. 27, 2017
    "Look up pics of animal testing, imagine if that was you. not so fun anymore , is it? So the next time you think animal testing is right, remember this comment."
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  • -1 +8 -9 Bob Mcgee Apr. 13, 2016
    "Waffles have feelings too."
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    • +1 +1 0 ?????? Feb. 25, 2017
      "True Dat"
  • -1 +7 -8 Priscilla Mar. 21, 2016
    "In the Holy Bible, God DID say: "... let [humans] have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." BUT He did NOT mention that we should use the animals for research. I believe that He meant to use certain animals for food. It is wrong, in my opinion, to put animals in danger for no good reasons. And, the way I see it, most humans do use the animals for the wrong reasons... This being one of those reasons."
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    • +2 +3 -1 Livia Apr. 11, 2016
      "Ye, but in the "holy bible" also say that you can have slaves, you can abuse sexually people and etc.
      And don't you think that the safety of all humans is not a good reason?
      Just one more question, how would you rather see alive your children or a rat?
      Just think of that"
  • -1 +6 -7 Bruh Mar. 18, 2016
    "Over 1000 animals die each year do to animals being tested on"
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    • 0 0 0 student Apr. 10, 2017
      "yes, millions, actually."
  • -1 +6 -7 alayna Jan. 15, 2016
    "I don't think that animals should be used for testing because it is harmful to the animals and can cause damage to the animals skin and can also kill them."
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  • -1 +10 -11 Stargazer Nov. 23, 2015
    "Animal testing is wrong.animals deserve more than this!"
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  • -2 +11 -13 Different species Mar. 29, 2016
    "I don't get why people eat meat and other animals, but say its wrong to tests on animals. No different, your still taking away a life from something. Even so animals body's work different from human body's."
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    • +2 +2 0 Lauren Hudson Apr. 5, 2016
      "I'm against killing animals in horrible ways and torturing them, when animals are tested on many of them have their skin burned off and when they are no longer "useful" they are killed in horrible ways such as decapitation or bleeding to death I only eat meat from animals that have been killed in less painful ways and are raised in good conditions."
  • -3 +7 -10 Maryam bagheri Jan. 16, 2016
    "Animal testing must stop in the world. For the other side to say animals don't have rights pisses me off. That is what we are fighting for. It is not just rodent and fish. They use monkeys, cats, dogs. This is so wrong. Us normal people can't do much beside buying animal cruelty product which r so limited. I'm going around my house and everything has in some ways animal cruelty in it. We need the governments to illegIze this barbaric act and enforce it heavily. I wished I had enough power and money to stop this."
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  • -4 +9 -13 Amiyah Jan. 15, 2016
    "How would you feel being having a needle stabs into you not knowing if this shot is going to kill you or keep you alive. Not knowing if this will be your last day. Having a non-testing product put into you hoping it works. Animals are NOT humans. So why test human products on them they didn't choose to be picked to test these products. Why should they have to teat them if you want to figure out if your product works or not try it on yourself and hope it works because that's what those animals feel. Although you may think they feel nothing the truly do and we need to stop animals testing cause what if that was you ,your mom ,your sister or your children you would try to stop that but why not help this selfless animals who need help they need out."
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  • -4 +9 -13 Izaac C. Jan. 15, 2016
    "Why do we need to do tests on animals? I think its wrong that they capture these animals and put them in a lab for experimants. These wild animals are free and should be able to act that way!"
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  • -10 +10 -20 Danielle D. Jan. 15, 2016
    "No. I said No because they could accidentally kill the animal they're testing on. They could go extinct if you use that same animal over again after the other one died."
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    • 0 +5 -5 Josh Glass Feb. 2, 2016
      "We do not use species that are going to go extinct. Animal life is not equal to human life."