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


Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?

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  • +47 +278 -231 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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    • +3 +5 -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. :|"
    • +3 +9 -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."
    • +2 +2 0 Nikolia Feb. 9, 2018
      "Altering brain structure by making them look at many shifting flashing colors is dangerous even though there are not delt any physical damage"
    • +1 +6 -5 Alexis Apr. 7, 2016
      "i dont tjink it matters how theyre being tested. it still hurts and kills them"
    • +1 +4 -3 Lilly May. 15, 2015
      "it does Thats really what its all about"
    • 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."
    • 0 +1 -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"
    • -1 +8 -9 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 +6 -9 Tigers rule Apr. 20, 2015
      "Still think about those sad caged animals dude!"
    • -4 +4 -8 Chloe. Mar. 18, 2015
      "Sure, why not. But their brains are so different."
  • +28 +101 -73 kaitlyn Mar. 18, 2016
    "Animals DO HAVE RIGHTS!"
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    • +2 +4 -2 SMART Dec. 19, 2017
      "Actually animals do not have rights. If they did, nobody would be allowed to own pets and everyone including the animals would have to become herbivores."
    • +1 +3 -2 Luisa Dec. 18, 2017
      "Actually, they don't. If animals did have rights, then we wouldn't be able to own them as pets or eat meat. A lot of animals would be in prison for cannibalism which would mean all of them would have to become herbivores.They don't have rights."
    • 0 +1 -1 Emily Apr. 4, 2018
      "We should change that."
    • 0 +2 -2 Reply to kaitlyn Dec. 27, 2017
      "No, they do not. if we give animals rights you will not get to eat meat fish or poultry. Ready to give up the thanksgiving turkey? Also animal testing is logical and allowed in the Muslim Christian and Jewish holy books. They do not have rights and giving them rights is stupid. Allah obviously gave us an extreme amount of intelligence and consciousness over the animals and we have a level of humanity the animals do not have. Humans are not animals no matter what science says. we are different from animals and animals are meant to feed and bring companionship to animals."
    • -1 0 -1 bre May. 15, 2018
      "yes they do."
    • -1 0 -1 Jaedyn D. May. 14, 2018
      "Very True!!!"
    • -3 0 -3 the weird one Dec. 20, 2017
      "smart, everyone would actually become vegan."
  • +16 +194 -178 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 +9 -6 DW Mar. 9, 2015
      "Emma,

      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."
    • +3 +8 -5 DW Nov. 29, 2014
      "Cassandra,

      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.""
    • 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."
    • 0 +6 -6 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."
    • -3 +4 -7 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?"
  • +7 +17 -10 Rob J. Jan. 29, 2018
    "U.S. animal testing should become illegal when it comes to testing on new cosmetics like shampoo, deodorant and makeup; however, when it comes to medicine and healthcare, it is quite a different story. We, as a civilized society, don't have answers to this issue and are trying to find a way to solve health problems through testing on animals, yet according to Humane Society International, a poll stated that 73 percent of Americans wants to get rid of animal testing on cosmetics. We use animals because in nature species will always protect your own kind and look at others like prey; however, animals are tested on for the safety on humans when it comes to medicines. Doctors aren't hurting animals because they enjoy it; they have a job to fulfill, and labs are giving animals that are bred specifically for the sole purpose of being tested on. We need to use animals till we have a better working solutions. Just because we stall to find answers doesn't mean that sickness and diseases wait for us to play catch up. It's hard for society to vote on these decision when they don't live with the burdens behind it. Cosmetic testing are getting banned every year. In March of 2017, Guatemala banned cosmetic testing on animals."
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  • +5 +8 -3 Zoe Apr. 16, 2018
    "people will not be infected,harmed or injured by the chemical or medicine. if people were tested they may possibly DIE"
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    • 0 0 0 i dont agree Sep. 30, 2018
      "animals shouldn't die either"
  • +2 +2 0 Florencia A. Oct. 5, 2018
    "Honestly, I feel as if people have failed animals in a lot of ways and the least we can do is to let them be free and certainly not test on them. If we as humans keep down-grading these animals then why keep trying to make sure they have great homes if an amazing number of other animals are there being tested on and being killed for our entertainment. Humans are the worst animals God has made but if we try to have some humanity maybe, just maybe that would change. So that's why I say as a 12 year-old little girl maybe it's not the animals fault at all it's the humans fault for failing them in every possible way."
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  • +2 +2 0 Macy B. Jun. 4, 2018
    "Even though it is often seen as inhumane, animal testing actually benefits animals. Without animal testing, millions of animals would’ve died from diseases such as rabies, parvo, and feline leukemia. According to the California VMA, animal testing has indirectly saved species, such as the California Condor, from extinction. When vaccines are tested on animals, if can protect them in the future, which is why animal testing should not be banned."
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  • +2 +4 -2 bro Apr. 11, 2018
    "dont forget the last 98 breakthroughs were from animal testing withought it i bet over 185 people would have the polo virus and without animal testing have of our vaccinations would not exist"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Blaise Collins, PhD Jun. 23, 2018
    "Animals are invaluable to research. Without animals, we are left with in vitro (cells) and human models with no mechanistic link between the two. In vitro models are wonderful for showing an outcome in a controlled setting but fail miserably when moved to an animal model where protein interactions may alter the response. Given the >90% genetic match of mice, rat, pigs, monkeys, and apes to humans, they are absolutely necessary to development of new pharmaceuticals and treatment approaches as they not only offer a mechanism to adjust the treatment protocol but also allow for scaling.
    These findings not only help humans but also reveal new treatment avenues in the animals being tested, allowing for breakthroughs in veterinary science as well as human health.
    The arguments against animal research really do boil down to an "appeal to the emotion" fallacy. Logically, the in vitro => animal(s) => human is more efficacious as it reveals a multitude of data in between; to wit, no "god of the gaps". We develop a clearer understanding of not only 'how' a treatment works but also 'why' it may fail."
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  • 0 0 0 amy p. Oct. 13, 2018
    "I know that animals DO have RIGHTS, but no other way to find out if it isn't for them."
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  • -1 +1 -2 charles Sep. 22, 2018
    "yes because that is the way to save more lives. What should we do? let be endure them sick so if you had sick or if you are in their situation what would you choose animal testing are also not totally killing just help us to solve our problem, that way maybe it can reduce or stop our sick. if you are in favor of this method you are correct for that because more human can save of this method we must need it to avoid more expenses to like paying in a hostpital but you are waiting to die also."
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    • 0 0 0 Florencia A. Oct. 9, 2018
      "what do you mean that their not totally being killed. Do you know what your saying! What their doing is torturing the animals, sure their not killing them but their doing something way worse! I would much certainty want to be killed than tortured. Their basically dieing slowly. Come on you have to have some humanity."
  • -3 +14 -17 yes but different Jan. 11, 2018
    "As of right now, many of the animals being tested are overpopulating the earth and I would rather have them tested than humans, especially if the drug being tested could be poisonous. However, I'm against the animals being treated cruelly in the process.They should be treated caringly and in the minimum amount of pain possible"
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    • 0 0 0 Florencia A. Oct. 9, 2018
      "I agree with you a lot, because how are we suppose to test on the poor helpless animals if were the ones who made the product in the first place. If we're the ones who made it then we should test the product on our self's. LEAVE THE ANIMALS OUT OF THIS!!"
  • -4 +13 -17 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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  • -5 +30 -35 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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  • -6 +5 -11 A very upset reader Mar. 5, 2018
    "why the heck would you misinterpret the bible like that. That is a bad representation. How would you like it if I said a bunch of false BS about you that made you look like a heartless monster huh? Seriously man don't do that kind of crap.

    A very upset reader."
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  • -6 +6 -12 BrownM.S.Student Feb. 9, 2018
    "Without animal testing, We wouldn't have had the cure for the for Hepatitis B, If we continue the search we might find the cure for hepatitis C that kill s thousands of americans annually. We also fund the polio vaccine using animals and now polio is almost gone from the world. But personally I think that you need to test on humans, Like the great scientist that tested on humans that the Yellow fever is transmitted only by mosquitos."
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  • -7 +40 -47 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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  • -8 +4 -12 Natalie A. Mar. 15, 2018
    "In the past, we have been able to save millions of both animal and human lives because of animal testing. I think animal testing should be prohibited for the use of testing commercial products. If humans want to create things for humans non-life saving amenities, then it should only be tested on consenting humans. Otherwise, medical testing to help improve health should be ethically performed and tested on both humans and animals. It is also important to keep in mind it is best to test on humans because animals have very different DNA and genomes from us."
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    • 0 0 0 Emily. M Apr. 4, 2018
      "I agree, I think maybe we could also use humans on death row. There are very few innocent prisoners on death row. Might as well put them to use."
  • -9 +25 -34 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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    • +6 +6 0 destinee May. 16, 2016
      "animals don't volunteer"
    • +1 +1 0 jack Sep. 16, 2016
      "no one will be"
    • 0 0 0 Emily M Apr. 4, 2018
      "Some humans DO volunteer for testing. They usually get about a month of their life recorded. It helps a lot, but they never use products that haven't been tested on animals first. For the safety of the selfless people."
  • -9 +51 -60 Logan Feb. 22, 2016
    "When 3.2% of Americans are vegetarians, so many peoples are in con side..?"
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    • +4 +7 -3 L Kasten Mar. 9, 2016
      "Excellent point! Isn't the ultimate form of animal abuse consumption?"
  • -10 +7 -17 Justin P. Feb. 7, 2018
    "Let's test the animals yay. They help with diseases keep testing."
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  • -10 +19 -29 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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    • +2 +2 0 Andres Jan. 25, 2018
      "Rats were specifically made to be killed, and why waste them if we can use them for cures so we can save millions of lives. And rats are very similar to us. Think of this, when was one time that rats were useful except for testing."
    • -1 0 -1 animals voice Feb. 6, 2018
      "Your blind sighted animal testing is done all all animals its done on chimanzee and monkeys most commonly and rabbits and cats and dogs. It saddens me how selfish the human race is and how greedy. I am disgraced to be part of this race, and your technically an animal too so let me test on you. Exactly you probably said "I'm human I shouldn't be tested on!" that just proves how selfish you are."
    • -1 0 -1 the weird one Dec. 20, 2017
      "who cares, rats are still important. don't get me wrong, i don't like rats, but its still cruel."
  • -10 +34 -44 Alex f Oct. 7, 2016
    "animal testing is yes cruel but imagine a loved one in there place"
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    • +2 +2 0 Reply to duhhhh Dec. 27, 2017
      "Humans are not animals because science says we are. We ARE a superior species because Allah willed. Even in the Bible it says. There is a reason that homo sapiens is the last remaining species in the genus. No dip, Sherlock!"
    • -1 0 -1 duhhh Dec. 1, 2017
      "Well animal's in fact do not have any choice in the matter and are forced against their will to submit to these experiments. Whereas humans/loved ones can volunteer?
      That's why decent human beings in this world need to speak up for them because, they can't, "but were are the "superior species" and we don't have to worry about animals", but in fact we are animals and most animals have feelings and complex thoughts, such as us. Yes IT IS CRUEL, and just imagine being on the other side of the glass. Because, you're an ANIMAL."
  • -10 +20 -30 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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  • -10 +28 -38 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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    • +1 +1 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 Jojo May. 22, 2018
      "If you actually studied animal slaughter you would know that animals ARE very much being harmed and tortured through the entire process. From standing in their own filth, their kids being ripped away from them, being migrated in long, tight herds, even being whipped and beaten by the workers."
    • 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 +1 -1 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."
    • -2 0 -2 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!"
  • -11 +20 -31 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."
  • -11 +54 -65 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."
    • +1 +5 -4 mason Feb. 2, 2017
      "there are billions of rats around the world and 20 million can be replenished"
    • 0 0 0 Find a Better Way May. 20, 2018
      "Yeah except you're wrong. There are so many alternatives that are much more relevant to humans and less cruel to animals. Anyone remember the thalidomide crisis? Researchers say they'll be more careful next time. But if thalidomide was never tested on animals, LESS humans would have been harmed!! Have you heard of microtesting? IC50 as opposed to LD50?"
    • 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"
    • -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."
  • -12 +13 -25 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 +36 -48 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:"
  • -13 +8 -21 nope Dec. 10, 2017
    "animals have no rights"
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    • 0 0 0 ANIMAL WELFARE Sep. 30, 2018
      "ANIMALS DO HAVE RIGHTS"
    • 0 0 0 not right Mar. 6, 2018
      "yes they do they should be loved too"
  • -13 +10 -23 Harleen Q. Apr. 28, 2017
    "I think that animal testing should continue"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Why?! There is no point in letting it continue!"
  • -13 +16 -29 pete Apr. 17, 2017
    "animals were put here for our purposes. that includes testing"
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    • +3 +3 0 harry Apr. 18, 2017
      "we eat animals, we ride animals, and we keep them as pets. whats stopping us from testing on them?"
    • -1 0 -1 Oliver Oct. 31, 2017
      "you understand we are animals too, yes?"
    • -1 0 -1 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."
  • -13 +9 -22 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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    • 0 0 0 Stop Animal Testing May. 20, 2018
      "Yeah that's a pretty big if... are you saying humans are similar to mice?"
    • 0 0 0 Anymous Dec. 15, 2017
      "similar is not the same"
  • -13 +16 -29 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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    • +3 +4 -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."
    • +2 +2 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."
  • -14 +13 -27 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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    • +3 +4 -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!"
    • 0 0 0 Check your Logic May. 20, 2018
      "1) we don't need animal testing we need to focus our research on developing the alternatives we already have.
      2) animal testing didn't always exist. And we haven't all been wiped out."
  • -14 +15 -29 sad animal lover Jan. 9, 2017
    "well duh it sounds sad but it SAVES LIVES which is more IMPORTANT!!!!!!!"
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    • +5 +5 0 alex k... Mar. 3, 2017
      "you are not an animal lover if you support this!"
  • -14 +18 -32 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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  • -14 +15 -29 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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  • -14 +9 -23 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 +30 -44 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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    • +2 +2 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 +1 0 Anonymous Jun. 9, 2017
      "Animals are often family members!! Some people keep mice as pets!"
    • +1 +4 -3 Lillian Feb. 9, 2016
      "I get it you like to hurt innocent animals. Everybody else has a heart!"
    • 0 0 0 ? Jan. 25, 2018
      "somebody is getting 11 other people to dislike the pros on animal testing, and then having 3 other people like that somebody so people would agree with that one person"
  • -14 +23 -37 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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  • -15 +8 -23 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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  • -15 +6 -21 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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  • -15 +15 -30 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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    • +1 +1 0 Anonymus Dec. 15, 2017
      "But is 1 million lives worth 10 million deaths"
  • -15 +5 -20 drew Oct. 19, 2016
    "we can try it on pest and diseased animals"
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  • -15 +17 -32 ??????? 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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  • -15 +16 -31 Nashaun May. 9, 2016
    "you guys are nasty no one wants to watch you tear open animals"
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    • +4 +4 0 . Nov. 28, 2016
      "Who said you had to watch!!"
    • +4 +5 -1 huh May. 11, 2016
      "Are you on pro or con, then?"
  • -15 +11 -26 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"
  • -15 +19 -34 cardbal May. 6, 2016
    "my grandma would be dead without cures"
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  • -15 +19 -34 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!"
  • -15 +15 -30 helena Apr. 28, 2016
    "99 percent as humans... SO THEY ALSO FEEL THE SAME AS HUMANS!!!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Josh Dec. 1, 2017
      "That's not how that works... they don't have morals or anything to live by excepts kill or be killed, eat or be eaten."
  • -15 +22 -37 Emily Apr. 27, 2016
    "Honestly would you rather have an animal die or a human being..."
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    • +3 +5 -2 Bel May. 2, 2016
      "human being"
    • +1 +2 -1 ? Feb. 20, 2017
      "a human being"
  • -15 +9 -24 Sierra Apr. 22, 2016
    "Yes i do agree with it i really do they can kill us"
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  • -15 +10 -25 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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  • -15 +12 -27 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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  • -15 +11 -26 km Mar. 3, 2016
    "animal testing has been used in many medical trials and has saved many human lives."
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  • -15 +19 -34 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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  • -15 +23 -38 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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  • -15 +30 -45 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 +42 -57 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 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."
    • 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."
  • -16 +13 -29 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 +29 -45 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?"
  • -17 +7 -24 Ivan Mar. 31, 2016
    "I say animals are going to get hurt but humans will not get hurt"
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    • -1 0 -1 Kaela Jan. 23, 2018
      "Do you not care about animals?!"
  • -17 +9 -26 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 +22 -39 ... 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 0 0 i agree Jan. 26, 2018
      "Cells don't do reliable research, and animals like rats are very similar to us. And animals must be fed, entertains, and have large areas to play to have reliable research, so these people are taking care of them, you got a like Mr. "...""
    • 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.
      Honestly.
      There's new technology, too."
  • -17 +30 -47 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 +4 -22 fish Mar. 2, 2017
    "i feel that they should be tested on"
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  • -18 +5 -23 Lazer Feb. 1, 2016
    "The pant that I don't mind is that thay don't teast on humens."
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  • -18 +18 -36 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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  • -18 +9 -27 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 +14 -32 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 +15 -33 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 +23 -41 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 +25 -44 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 +25 -45 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 +3 -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!"
    • +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 +1 0 nick Feb. 9, 2018
      "Animal don't get PUT on earth."
    • +1 +1 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 +25 -45 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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    • 0 +1 -1 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."
    • -1 0 -1 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?"
  • -20 +30 -50 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?"
    • +2 +4 -2 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."
  • -21 +21 -42 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 Josh Dec. 1, 2017
      "Whale, you do realize that rat mothers eat their children, Gemma, God killed the first animal to create a garment for Adam and Eve."
    • 0 0 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "When did God sacrifice animals?
      Also, there would NOT be such a ridiculous situation!
      Thank you."
  • -23 +24 -47 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."
  • -23 +25 -48 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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    • -1 +3 -4 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"
    • -2 0 -2 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?"
    • -2 +3 -5 Chloe Mar. 18, 2015
      "What?
      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."
    • -3 +1 -4 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!"
  • -23 +16 -39 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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  • -25 +17 -42 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."
  • -26 +14 -40 Jocelyn Jan. 14, 2015
    "I hate animals that are being tested"
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    • +4 +4 0 Gemma Mar. 18, 2015
      "Do you hate the animals? Or the testing?
      I think some raters are getting confused."
    • +1 +1 0 Spectre May. 1, 2015
      "What did they ever do to you?"
  • -26 +36 -62 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."
  • -27 +12 -39 brandon Mar. 19, 2015
    "you are doing good"
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    • 0 +2 -2 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?"
  • -28 +13 -41 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 +25 -53 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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  • -29 +8 -37 Zoey May. 9, 2016
    "I THINK we should kill animals"
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    • 0 +1 -1 Aleea Doster Feb. 10, 2017
      "WWWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY THAT IS EVIL????"
    • 0 +1 -1 pro May. 11, 2016
      "I'm also on pro, but that's just sad!!!"
  • -29 +22 -51 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"
  • -30 +18 -48 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"
  • -33 +20 -53 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?"
  • -34 +9 -43 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"
  • -35 +30 -65 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."
  • -36 +36 -72 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
      "+spitfire1212
      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 +23 -60 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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    • +2 +3 -1 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."
    • +1 +2 -1 Animal_Lover_Anon Jan. 23, 2015
      "Animal testing IS hurting it and threatening its life"
    • +1 +4 -3 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"
    • 0 +1 -1 Gemma Mar. 23, 2015
      "It DOES threaten their life.
      Learn more about this. Seriously?"
  • -37 +45 -82 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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  • -51 +25 -76 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."
    • -3 +1 -4 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 +22 -92 Morgan May. 6, 2014
    "It is better to lose a life of an animal than a human. Humans live longer."
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    • +9 +10 -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."
    • -4 +2 -6 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..."
  • -82 +53 -135 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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    • +12 +19 -7 Peace love animals Feb. 5, 2014
      "you should be ashamed of yourself. Testing on animals is a disgrace."
    • +10 +12 -2 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!!!!!!"
    • 0 +2 -2 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."
  • -148 +53 -201 Daniel Van Horne Jan. 9, 2014
    "It is to bad that animal testing is the only way for medicine to be tested.
    BUT IT IS

    This might sound bad but a human is so much more valuable than a chimp."
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    • +14 +23 -9 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?"
    • +14 +24 -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."
    • +12 +12 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."
    • +10 +14 -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 +9 -1 Roberta Feb. 15, 2015
      "Humans that murder and torture other humans or animals are more valuable? Not in my book!"
    • +6 +7 -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"
    • 0 +1 -1 Harambe Jan. 9, 2018
      "chimp lives matter"
    • -8 +6 -14 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"
    • -26 +12 -38 3333333333 Apr. 2, 2014
      "i agree the con people suck"

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  • +32 +45 -13 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 Jaedyn D. May. 14, 2018
      "I agree they are another living thing."
    • -2 0 -2 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."
  • +28 +41 -13 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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    • 0 0 0 Connor May. 23, 2018
      "Testing on people is categorically inhumane and not allowed by the United Nations or the Geneva Convention as medical testing on humans is torture and I hope that prisoners are never used, no matter what the crime. The Nazis and the empire of japan in WWll were notorious for human testing, is that the crowd you wish us to join?"
  • +25 +79 -54 STUDENT Dec. 7, 2016
    "if you voted yes you are a insane person..."
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    • +3 +4 -1 rrrrrrrelll Mar. 13, 2017
      "I'm insane but I voted con"
    • +2 +3 -1 student refuted ;) Dec. 14, 2017
      "No, if you voted "yes" then you have different views on what should be done about animal testing. You may be unaware, but being pro animal testing is not the same as being insain. Being pro animal testing means that you want scientists to continue to test animals to make medicines for people who are actually insain."
    • +1 +1 0 mugeraloo Dec. 19, 2017
      "I am not an insane person because I actually do not want to die because there is no other appropriate test subject's other than humans. And also lives have been saved from animal testing, like diabetics, or the vaccine to polio. So I like to live."
    • +1 +2 -1 lily Dec. 13, 2016
      "well its their opinion"
    • 0 +2 -2 angry person Apr. 24, 2017
      "just because we don't agree with you doesn't mean we're insane."
    • -3 +1 -4 bw Dec. 8, 2016
      "lol yeah"
    • -4 0 -4 Teal Mar. 13, 2017
      "thank you student"
  • +20 +31 -11 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."
  • +18 +29 -11 Jeff Oct. 5, 2016
    "So much Pain, So little human gain."
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    • +3 +3 0 You're wrong. Dec. 14, 2017
      "If you've ever had strep then you're only alive today thanks to animal testing. I wouldn't call that "so little human gain"."
    • +1 +1 0 kennedy Mar. 27, 2018
      "this is sooooooo deap"
    • -3 0 -3 very true Dec. 15, 2017
      "very true"
  • +17 +20 -3 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."
  • +15 +19 -4 jake Mar. 3, 2017
    "hey i said no for one thing i love animal"
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  • +12 +18 -6 An animal lover Jan. 29, 2018
    "Do humans really deserve to live more than animals? No. That's specimism. Just because we have more cognitive abilities does not mean they deserve to die while we live. That's like discrimination against mentally disabled people. We need to spread awareness for the cruelty that goes on inside research labs. Even just telling a friend will make a difference. People have to understand just how awful lab animals have it. What if you were in that position? How would you like it? Animals feel just like we do. I'm vegetarian because I feel that animals' lives matter. Most people don't think that. We have to make them see. Animals are not on this planet just so we can experiment on them and use them to our advantage. They're living beings who can feel pain and suffering just like us!"
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    • 0 0 0 D Jul. 8, 2018
      "Yes humans deserve to live over animals, like what????? If I see a person in danger of being killed or injured by an animal, I'm choosing the persons life over the animal's and I would hope that you would too as any decent human being should. While cosmetic testing is unnecessary and should be banned, animal testing does cure a lot of disease and leads to a lot of scientific breakthroughs that save human lives. Nobody is saying go out and kill and torture all the animals. If you are so keen on using human subjects and truly believe animals and human lives are truly equal then volunteer yourself for testing, take the poor animals place, and stop being a hypocrite."
    • 0 0 0 Emily Apr. 4, 2018
      "Yeah, I mean just look at all the mercy that tiger showed that human before we invented fire. Acuna Matata."
  • +12 +18 -6 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 0 -2 Emily Apr. 4, 2018
      "Just fine, if it was used to determine a bad chemical in a product that one day I may use on my child. R.I.P. Whiskers."
  • +11 +13 -2 Sah Sep. 11, 2017
    "I. Think. This. Is Hurting. Animals. And. It. Needs. To. Stop"
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    • 0 0 0 Andres. Jan. 25, 2018
      "I. Think. You. Should. Stop. Doing. This. Period. Thing. Already."
  • +11 +17 -6 Ericca Feb. 23, 2017
    "no they should not be tested on"
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  • +10 +15 -5 hi Jun. 20, 2017
    "It is hurting the animals"
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    • +1 +1 0 Emily Apr. 4, 2018
      "That's kinda the point. We need to see their reaction to it, even if it is painful, to determine if it can then be tested on humans."
  • +10 +16 -6 beagle saver Feb. 13, 2017
    "it is just wrong to kill animals"
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  • +9 +11 -2 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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  • +9 +14 -5 Personal May. 26, 2017
    "Animal testing can kill animals if it does and doesn't work"
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    • +1 +1 0 Dr.Clyde Feb. 26, 2018
      "Thanks for the help I'm gonna use this in my speech!"
  • +9 +17 -8 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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    • 0 +1 -1 Mason Feb. 2, 2017
      "it's killing that needs to happen"
  • +7 +15 -8 Trixe John Jan. 26, 2017
    "I don't like animal testing."
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    • +1 +1 0 miko Feb. 15, 2017
      "yes me to the one testing should be tested"
  • +7 +14 -7 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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  • +6 +8 -2 save animals Jan. 8, 2018
    "we just need to find a solution,instead of animal testing"
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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +9 -3 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"
  • +6 +7 -1 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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  • +6 +8 -2 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +6 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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  • +6 +8 -2 emma Apr. 1, 2017
    "agreed"
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  • +6 +13 -7 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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    • 0 +1 -1 Emily Apr. 4, 2018
      "That's why endangered animals can not be used for testing. If you did not know. An elephant is endangered."
  • +6 +12 -6 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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  • +6 +10 -4 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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  • +6 +11 -5 Maeve Jan. 23, 2017
    "Animal testing should not be done because it is cruel and inhumane animals are people too."
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    • +1 +1 0 Person Feb. 13, 2018
      "Animals are not people"
  • +6 +16 -10 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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    • 0 0 0 Emily Apr. 4, 2018
      "I can just see now. Go froggy! Be free!(Dead frog hits the grass) Man I saved a life today."
    • 0 0 0 Mike Mar. 28, 2018
      "You Do realize that they are already dead and preserved in formaldehyde, and they died so you can learn about anatomy. It would be useless and a waste to put it outside."
  • +6 +19 -13 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 +2 -4 Realist Dec. 12, 2016
      "They wouldn't be forced to, but you guys can protest. Even though it won't accomplish anything."
  • +6 +16 -10 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 +5 0 Donny boi May. 16, 2018
    "Use the people on the yes side"
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    • 0 0 0 Lyona Heart Jun. 1, 2018
      "lol"
  • +5 +6 -1 Dr D A De Zoysa Jan. 3, 2018
    "I have had cancer 3X. I have visited the holocaust museum in J'lem (my research is on Palestine) which shows twins being injected with malignant cells. Experimental drugs saved my life and that of others, but this should not be based on killing 'lesser' animals.

    I am in acute pain 24/7 and cannot sleep, but this is not owing to past cancer. I do not qualify for assisted suicide even in countries where it is legal. I know the pain of chemo; this is given to animals first, so they have massive side-effects.

    I was saved owing to experimental drugs previous given to mice, at one stage at Royal Marsden cancer hospital in London. I have now deleted cancer research UK and others from my will as they said they will (only) not go beyond the test tube. I am however aware that it is cancer research and not treatment or care that saves lives. Notwithstanding this, there are no pros in animal testing. There is a place for alternative and indigenous medicines which are not accepted in Western practice, global drug companies. These only target malignant cells, not the entire body. Hence no hair loss, fatigue etc.

    Pls do not refer to only 'nice' rabbits and cats which children adore. My Hindu deity rides a black rat (not mouse)."
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  • +5 +8 -3 ? Dec. 14, 2017
    "animals need to be saved"
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  • +5 +7 -2 isabella Dec. 4, 2017
    "no why it can kill them and you do not want to heart the animals.this should be illegal it is animal abuse."
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  • +5 +7 -2 Batcat Nov. 29, 2017
    "Im an animal lover. One among many. This is very cruel and inhumane. I just wish people would stop."
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  • +5 +6 -1 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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  • +5 +8 -3 lynn Apr. 21, 2017
    "lets just test on rapists murders and pedophiles"
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  • +5 +8 -3 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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  • +5 +7 -2 Riya Mar. 27, 2017
    "The animals that are endangered have suffered enough"
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  • +5 +12 -7 drew Mar. 20, 2017
    "it kills millions of animals"
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  • +5 +9 -4 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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  • +5 +9 -4 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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  • +5 +10 -5 miko Feb. 15, 2017
    "if animals are tested humans also need to be tested cause we are all animals right"
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  • +5 +8 -3 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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  • +5 +9 -4 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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  • +5 +9 -4 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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  • +5 +12 -7 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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  • +5 +11 -6 Harambe Jan. 17, 2017
    "Products like L'OREAL test on animals and I know some of yall use that"
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  • +4 +4 0 Lyona Heart Jun. 1, 2018
    "All lives matter! Even animal lives. Don't you understand animals like PETS are being tested on! None of you have a heart if you do PROS! There are some gains to it but still it is cruel!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Ducky May. 15, 2018
    "No. Animals should not have to endure the pain and suffering of animal testing"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Caleb Kang Mar. 20, 2018
    "Anyone who supports the pro should be ashamed of themselves animals have to live in the wild and survive out there and now they are dealing with testings on them. It's hard enough surviving out there you probably are at your safe comfy home and now supporting hurting animals. You think you made the right choice my friends but you have not."
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  • +4 +5 -1 animals freedom Mar. 6, 2018
    "animal freedom"
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    • 0 0 0 kennedy Mar. 27, 2018
      "the day you typed this was my birthday"
  • +4 +4 0 Ethan Mar. 5, 2018
    "There is alternative resources.The animals suffer unnecessary pain."
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  • +4 +4 0 Dr. Safeya Mar. 4, 2018
    "If these cosmetics are used for our benefit to smell pretty, look pretty and use on our dishes, I see no reason for animals who have nothing to do with it should have to go through the pain and torture. They'll live a short life and never get to see whats outside of that cage of theirs."
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  • +4 +4 0 tierney Feb. 7, 2018
    "I think no because its cruel and wrong nd I think animal lovers should banned together and help stop it now!"
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  • +4 +4 0 Justin P. Feb. 7, 2018
    "Do not test the nice animals what did they do to us. Just please stop testing the cute animals too please please."
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  • +4 +4 0 Justin P. Feb. 7, 2018
    "Do not test the animals dumb scientists ok please they need to live like us"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Andrew H Jan. 30, 2018
    "I believe that we have reached the point where data and technology can replace animal testing for most products. Even though it is currently required to test cosmetics on animals, 73% of Americans believe that animal testing is no longer necessary for such products. Because of previous testing, it is now possible to computer test such products with a higher degree of success, since 90% of successful animal tests still fail on humans. While it is understood that completely new products might need animal testing, it is also possible to use cell culturing, data from previous products, and knowledge of what chemicals are in the new product to predict whether it is logical or ethical to test on human volunteers. On top of saving animals, reducing animal research will save America some of the $14 billion dollars the government spends on animal testing annually. Have we done enough animal testing to move on with our understanding to new methods of research?"
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  • +4 +4 0 jerry Jan. 29, 2018
    "animals should not be used for commercial testing, because some of the drugs tested on animal, can have harmful side effects"
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  • +4 +4 0 A person. Jan. 17, 2018
    "Maybe animals aren't as smart as us. I don't think it's all bad, but I think us humans should look at the animals about what we think about, well, everything. You don't see them breaking out in wars. You don't see them doing some of the terrible things we do. So maybe, in a way, they ARE smarter. I think it would be better to be an animal. We wouldn't have to worry about inequality. We wouldn't have to worry about war. We'd just live, enjoy life as we have it. That's why I think, instead of medically/commercially testing animals, we might be able to observe and imitate them."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Syed Jan. 11, 2018
    "How would you feel if someone tested stuff on you?"
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  • +4 +7 -3 lt Dec. 11, 2017
    "some animals are close in DNA but that does not mean that we should test on them."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Karen T. Dec. 11, 2017
    "Scientist shouldn't be allowed to test humans intended products on animals because they can die"
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  • +4 +6 -2 karma M. Dec. 4, 2017
    "animals have feelings too.
    they're just like us...a living being. they feel the pain, and they are poor animals living in A CAGE untill they die.
    say NO to testing animals! >:("
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  • +4 +6 -2 wolf dog #1 Oct. 25, 2017
    "They should not allow animal testing ,what if animals tested on us!!!!!!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Jaedyn D. May. 14, 2018
    "Animals should not be used they are a living thing. Animals have feelings just like we do. Would you like someone to experiment on you? Treat you like your not another living thing?"
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  • +3 +4 -1 T May. 1, 2018
    "No, I think animal testing is very bad!!!!!!!!"
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  • +3 +4 -1 damien Apr. 19, 2018
    "animals should not be used for chemicals or dissect different kinds of species."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Stella Mar. 7, 2018
    "people can kill their animals, make the animal sick or mutate"
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  • +3 +6 -3 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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  • +2 +2 0 Jesus May. 10, 2018
    "No because they should't be that messed up and if animals take over the world we would be the first ones dead because on how we treated them."
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  • +2 +3 -1 ...... Apr. 26, 2018
    "We're all the same but different in shapes and sizes"
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  • +2 +4 -2 kennedy Mar. 27, 2018
    "i don't think animals should be tested on. the suffer and it is crule i have mice at home Buiscet and Gravy and they are too sweet to be tested on."
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  • +2 +4 -2 Andrew Mar. 19, 2018
    "Why do animals deserve to suffer because of humans problems"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Aiden Mar. 18, 2018
    "Animal is an indispensable part of our ecosystem."
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  • +2 +4 -2 Natalie A. Mar. 15, 2018
    "In the past, we have been able to save millions of both animal and human lives because of animal testing. I think animal testing should be prohibited for the use of testing commercial products. If humans want to create things for humans non-life saving amenities, then it should only be tested on consenting humans. Otherwise, medical testing to help improve health should be ethically performed and tested on both humans and animals. It is also important to keep in mind it is best to test on humans because animals have very different DNA and genomes from us."
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  • +2 +6 -4 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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  • +2 +5 -3 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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  • +2 +5 -3 Jonathan May. 19, 2017
    "They should not test on animals because the animals are dieing they might get endangered."
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    • 0 0 0 Trisha Mar. 21, 2018
      "if the animal they're testing on become endangered then they would stop using that animal for test and move on to a differnt kind"
  • +2 +9 -7 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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  • +2 +12 -10 Joe Jul. 26, 2016
    "Animals are so darn cute!!! Don't be cruel!!!"
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  • +1 +5 -4 isaiah Mar. 21, 2018
    "half of the animals that they test on go extinct and with extinct animals means no more way to even try to find what your looking for"
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  • +1 +4 -3 [email protected] Feb. 9, 2018
    "Testing on rats that have the similar genetic makeup, is good. Bu testing on humans that have the right genetical makeup si better. Use Us there is too many of us anyways."
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  • +1 +5 -4 Chloe R. Jan. 29, 2018
    "In the United States, animal testing is one of the most controversial topics among animal rights activist groups. Should we use animals such as birds, rats, fish and rabbits to test the safety of products for humans, or find an alternative? It's 2018; find a more successful method. According to crueltyfreeinternational.org and clinicaltrials.gov, we can see that over 90% of testing done on animals ultimately fails in humans. Why is the percentage so high? Over 100 million animals are tested on each year and all for what? 90% of these drugs to fail anyway? When looking at the success rates of common drugs such as those used to treat cancer, psychiatry, heart and neurology diseases, we see that the highest rate of success is only 8%. Not only are the drugs failing, but the US Food and Drug Administration invests $50 billion in research for animal testing annually, with the approval rate of new drugs being the same as it was 50 years ago (around 22 new medicines approved each year). Why are we investing so much into something that will fail and kill millions of animal lives in the end? Consider this information and then ask yourselves, is taking the lives of innocent animals who are unable to give consent worth it?"
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  • +1 +7 -6 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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  • +1 +8 -7 Ryan Feb. 8, 2017
    "It kills animals"
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    • +1 +1 0 Trisha Mar. 19, 2018
      "Well animals kill animals so does that mean we should ban lions"
    • 0 +1 -1 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"
  • +1 +10 -9 Jack Sep. 16, 2016
    "no Animal testing is cruel"
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  • 0 0 0 Iliana Oct. 3, 2018
    "I believe animals should not be tested for anything. I think its a cruel and inhumane way to do so. Animals are vastly different from humans and the results wouldn't be accurate."
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  • 0 +4 -4 Nevaeh P. Apr. 24, 2018
    "NOOOOOOO!!!! SAVE THE ANIMALS ! LETS EAT THEM INSTEAD!"
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  • 0 +6 -6 trista Mar. 6, 2018
    "animals have rights too"
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    • 0 0 0 Trisha Mar. 21, 2018
      "animals dont have rights if they did we wouldn't be able to own then or eat them"
  • 0 +6 -6 Kaela Jan. 23, 2018
    "Animals shouldn't be used for animal testing. It's cruel and completely unnecessary. People love animals that are kind, and caring. Some risks of animal endangerment are because of animal testing."
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  • 0 +6 -6 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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  • -1 +4 -5 Caleb K. Mar. 20, 2018
    "I saw a mouse with a human ear in the side of its body."
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  • -1 +6 -7 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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  • -2 +6 -8 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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  • -2 +7 -9 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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  • -5 +6 -11 Mia h. Nov. 30, 2017
    "Definitely not."
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