Dr. Richard Klauser, former director of the National Cancer Institute, said, “The history of cancer research has been a history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades, and it simply didn’t work on humans.” It has become evident that the medical testing on animals has not been proven to work on humans.Although many people believe that it is okay to use animals for medical testings, it is unethical.
Those who support Animal testing say that “research involving animals has helped identify the causes of high blood pressure and develop more effective drugs to control the problem” (“What benefits have come…”). Research using animals has helped get antiviruses and other vaccines. The animals that are usually tested on are rodents that people don’t keep as pets.
Admittedly, they may be correct to say that research involving animals has lead to the creation of new vaccines. Granted, dozens of the vaccines we use today are from testing on animals.
However, testing on animals is unethical. Who is qualified to say that animals are less than humans? Both animals and humans are able to feel pain. Both animals and humans are have the capacity to flourish. Both animals and humans are members of a community. Both animals and humans are in possession of a life. According to Nuffield Council of Bioethics animals are not getting the proper moral treatment that they...