Animal Research Is An Immoral And Unconscionable Act Essay

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The other side of the argument states that if animals are so different from humans, then they should not deserve the rights and protection of humans (Hurley, 1999, p. 49). As the Bible states in Genesis 1:26, “And God said... Let them [human beings] have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,”(“ProCon.org”, 2015). Mankind has rule over animals, to respect them and love them, but also to use them as necessary (Harnack, 1996). The American Medical Association once stated that “Depriving humans (and animals) of advances in medicine that result from research with animals is inhumane and fundamentally unethical. Depriving patients with dementia, stroke, disabling injuries, heart disease, and cancer of hope and relief by eliminating animal research is an immoral and unconscionable act” (Oliver, 1993, p. 18).
Christians, Muslims, and Jewish all believe in animal testing as long as no unnecessary pain is inflicted and there is a real possible benefit to humans (“ProCon.org”, 2015). Other religions such as Hinduism and Judaism honor cows and pigs respectively. Circumstances like these may affect their willingness to support or oppose animal experimentation (Ormandy & Schuppli, 2014).
Without the use of animal testing, treatments and cures for chronic conditions and infectious diseases would not exist. These treatments help cases in AIDS, Alzheimer’s, anthrax, beriberi, cancer, cholera, coronary heart disease,…

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