What is your view on using animals for scientific research?
Would you refuse to use modern medication as most usually have to go through animal clinical trials before they’re allowed for human treatment?
Vivisection is barbaric, disgusting and wrong, no excuses. Just like it’s wrong to experiment on children, people of color, disabled people or any human being without their consent, it’s also wrong to experiment on animals. One of the most common forms of vivisection performed are tests that involve shoving tubes with harmful chemical substances down animals throats, into their rectums, vaginas or into their eyes. Very little is gained from this so called ‘research’ and this is mostly done just to discover the effects of a certain company’s product, that even then can hardly be applied to humans. There are far better ways of doing this without the use of animals as test subjects. Animals are not ‘ours’ to use in any way, vivisection is non justifiable. Murder, torture, mutilation and rape is non justifiable.
Precisely what nightmaresforaweek said. If we wouldn’t use humans against their will, there is absolutely no justification for using animals since they cannot give consent. Their lives and their suffering are just as significant as ours. Most animal testing gives us completely unreliable results and there is little to no benefit from it. People may say that we wouldn’t know certain things if it hadn’t been for animal testing, and that may be true in certain cases — but then again, if we’d thrown all ethics out the window and kidnapped people and tested on them against their will, we might have had a cure for cancer by now. Any knowledge gained at the expense of ethics is disgusting and worthless. We might know a few more things because of the cruel things we’ve done to animals, but we’ve also completely depleted all of our character and made ourselves no better than sadistic tyrants by preying on those weaker than us for our own benefit. Bettering our own lives at the expense of other lives is morally indefensible. We can’t expect to develop and improve ourselves as a species if in doing so we are disregarding the well being of non-human animals and torturing and manipulating all others around us.