A radical would protest that animal testing has no benefits. They would have to have a strong opinion against animal testing. A person who is a radical will hold a strong unshakeable opinion.
A liberal stance on animal testing is very much the same stance I have taken thus far in this essay. A liberal must understand both sides of the argument. They would have to believe that alternatives to animal testing should be used as much as possible. A liberal would agree that animal testing has more disadvantages than benefits.
A conservative stance on animal testing would be that animal testing that is done now works well and should not be changed. They would have to believe that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. A conservative would have to believe that the way we treat animals in testing is morally …show more content…
Animal tests are not only cruel and immoral, but most animals used in tests are impractical due to the differences it has compared to a human. A quote from Thomas Hartung, MD professor “It’s very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we’re trying to achieve in the human.” Drugs that pass using animal experiments are not always safe. An arthritis drug Vioxx, which is like ibuprofen, was tested using mice and caused more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before being recalled. Animal testing conflicts with some of our core democratic values. Life is the right to live without the fear of injury of being killed by others. The animals are not only denied this right but so are the consumers of faulty products. The pursuit of happiness is the right to pursue happiness in their own way as long as they don’t violate the rights of others. Animal testing violates the animals rights. The common good is when we are all working for the greater good to benefit everyone. No one has benefited from the unnecessary animal testing. Tax payer’s dollars are wasted and consumers health is at risk. Justice is the concept of fairness. It is not fair to test animals when we have approved alternative methods. Truth is the most important Core Democratic Value. The truth is not being