Surely, man is the king of beasts! However, a certain scientistic culture says they serve to save human lives. In vitro in glass testing, such as studying cell cultures in a petri dish, can produce more relevant results than animal testing because human cells can be used. Sweden, Spain, and Greece has doubled their use of animals in testing. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. It is risky to extrapolate such data to the human brain.
Many of the psychotropic drugs were discovered by chance when they were administered for one indication and observed to be helping in respect of an entirely different condition. The history of cancer research has been the history of curing cancer in the mouse. The observations of Banting and Best on diabetes, attributed to experiments on dogs, were already well-known. The hundreds of millions spent by the National Cancer Institute on this futile effort were diverted from genuine cancer research that might have provided useful drugs. Somehow we have to relieve ourselves of the enormity, which is so debilitating.
Aspirin, for example, is dangerous for some animal species. Extrapolation of data from one species to another is fraught with error and should be avoided. Hence, television and newspaper reports of prospective new drugs exaggerate their efficacy and minimize the obstacles and side- effects. Additionally, well designed studies and appropriate statistical analysis of data can minimize the number of animals required for results. The following statistics outline the current state of animal testing. Human beings have been reproductively isolated for millions of years and.
Publication date: Feb 4, 2019. It would be unethical to perform invasive experimental procedures on human beings before the methods have been tested on animals, and some experiments involve genetic manipulation that would be unacceptable to impose on human subjects before animal testing. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. Alternatives The science of cosmetics safety testing has progressed greatly in recent years, and there are now dozens of proven non-animal test methods accepted by government regulators of cosmetics.
And that is the unpardonable crime. Various species of animals react differently to the same drug. Davis, 'Antipsychotic Drugs', in Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, ed. This is particularly true for toxic risk assessment. My own conviction is that the study of human physiology by way of experimenting on animals is the most grotesque and fantastic error ever committed in the whole range of human intellectual activity. ~Murray Banks Never wear anything that panics the cat.
Most animals used by scientists in conducting different tests or researches are mostly reared for these reasons in laboratories Christopher. There are, in fact, only two categories of doctors and scientists who are not opposed to vivisection: those who don't know enough about it, and those who make money from it. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. Editorial, Medical Times, April 1937. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity. There really exists no logical basis for translating the results of animal experiments to man.
Percentage of animals that experience pain when tested: 6% 8. Speech at International Symposium, 25 April 1987. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendor, and nobility, cannot obliterate. Principles of Animal Extrapolation, Calabrese, Edward J. Unfortunately, these experimental findings cannot be extrapolated from species to species, or even from strain to strain within the same species, much less from animals to humans. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it.
This represents not only a useless sacrifice of animals, but its an alibi that enables the chemical industry to sell products which are classified as harmless or almost harmless, but are in reality in the long run, even if taken in small doses. Man loved the birds and invented cages. He has only learnt wrongly through animals. People don't really think of them that way because they're on the plate. Considering the slanted press releases the editors receive, it is easy enough to do.
He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Albert Eckhard, Hanover: Tierrecht und Tierschutz, No. The more helpless the creature, the more that it is entitled to protection by man from the cruelty of man. Camuti Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human or animal--we cannot expect things to be much better in this world. Sabin, 1986, developer of the oral polio vaccine. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. From the foreword to Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals.