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June 7, 2024

Is it ethical to use animals for scientific research if it can lead to significant medical breakthroughs?




Total votes: 8

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  1. BraveZebra5
    24

    I would hope it’s ethical, -as the scientific community has had several decades to ponder this question and has already come down with a working answer. Also, it’s probably best for the mental balance …Read MoreI would hope it’s ethical, -as the scientific community has had several decades to ponder this question and has already come down with a working answer. Also, it’s probably best for the mental balance of the human race if we don’t think too deeply about the consequences of our actions in this case. Read Less

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    1. FearlessHusky1
      117.5

      Not thinking too deeply about the consequences of our actions sounds a bit irresponsible. I think we need to do the opposite, think and discuss these issues so we can improve methods, strategies and …Read MoreNot thinking too deeply about the consequences of our actions sounds a bit irresponsible. I think we need to do the opposite, think and discuss these issues so we can improve methods, strategies and guidelines. Read Less

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  2. HappySpider4
    7.5

    I think that it is ethical as long as researchers take methods to try to minimize unnecessary harm or pain that the animals may endure.

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    1. FearlessHusky1
      117.5

      I agree. Scientific research and testing are necessary and most often unavoidable. However there is no need to be cruel about it.

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  3. CleverTiger3
    34.5

    As sad as this is because I love animals, I think that if it contributes to amazing things such as medical breakthroughs, then it is justified. However, scientists should attempt to do it in the most …Read MoreAs sad as this is because I love animals, I think that if it contributes to amazing things such as medical breakthroughs, then it is justified. However, scientists should attempt to do it in the most moral way to minimize the suffering and pain of the animals. Read Less

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  4. WittyDeer4
    24

    While the safety of animals and their treatment should be considered at great length, I think it can be worth it for the chance of medical breakthroughs. I think with specific regulations and steps …Read MoreWhile the safety of animals and their treatment should be considered at great length, I think it can be worth it for the chance of medical breakthroughs. I think with specific regulations and steps taken in consideration of the animals, then the work can be ethical. Read Less

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  5. CleverCrocodile2
    43

    I think it depends on the type of breakthroughs and if or how much the animals are harmed. Animals should not be harmed this way unless the research is truly needed due to suffering that humans will …Read MoreI think it depends on the type of breakthroughs and if or how much the animals are harmed. Animals should not be harmed this way unless the research is truly needed due to suffering that humans will face without it. Read Less

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  6. LuckyHusky1
    21

    This is hard for me to say yes because I love animals, but if it groundbreaking and life saving research then I would say yes. However, I do think there needs to be many guidelines and rules in place …Read MoreThis is hard for me to say yes because I love animals, but if it groundbreaking and life saving research then I would say yes. However, I do think there needs to be many guidelines and rules in place to make sure these animals are as safe as possible and being treated humanely Read Less

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