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Is animal testing ethical?

Is animal testing ethical?

Curmudgy

It depends on the testing. Some diseases can infect both humans and animals. Testing drugs on animals in that scenario will benefit those species as well as humans. Indeed, testing treatments for diseases that only affect animals will benefit those species. Testing cosmetics? Not at all. Cosmetics aren’t necessary.


More_Science4496

A lot of modern medicine wouldn’t have existed if it weren’t for what the Nazi did to the Jews.


CarbonFiber101

Nazi human experimentation didn't actually find out many useful things. However one example that proves your point is finding out that tabacco wasn't good for you. Which the Nazis proceeded to blame the Jewish people for


CuriousShallot2

Like what specifically?


KyoNejimura

you can read here: [**https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi\_human\_experimentation**](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_human_experimentation) and also here from the japanese perspective https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit\_731


CuriousShallot2

I don't doubt they did experiments and that there was even some learnings from them. I do doubt that we could not have learned much of the same from ethical experiments as your claim it wouldn't have existed.


CarbonFiber101

Definitely a grey area. However since vegan make up a small portion of the population, id assume most people would say it is "worth it" for similar reasons


CuriousShallot2

Ethics have no hard definition. I find it perfectly ethical assuming some guidelines are followed, but there is no "right" answer. I think a decent question though, is if people who find it strictly unethical would forgo the use of products that results from animal testing. For example the current covid vaccines.


bogsnopper

I can't remember who the comedian was, but I saw a bit 25 years ago where the comedian was denouncing unnecessary animal torture and abuse, but then said, "If hooking up a monkey's brain to a car battery will cure cancer, I have two things to say to you: red is positive and black is negative."


Bobbob34

no


CusacksBoombox

No.