Examine the arguments in favour of and against animal experiments, and come to a conclusion on this issue.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own experience or knowledge.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write at least 250 words.
Humans and other living things are animals. We are all animals and we have the right to live as nature intended. However, the same nature has determined that some species are killing other species in order to survive. All creatures consume each other to survive.
Throughout history humanity has developed through the killing of other animals. We didn't feel sorry for the predator that threatened our children and our farm animals. We don't spare a turkey when we fry it. This is our essence and it is not clear why we should change the way we exist.
Using animals for food has kept us alive through the centuries. Perhaps few would argue that human life is more important than the life of any other animal. By showing too much humanity, we run the risk of softening up and not being prepared to defend against any new virus that will not have complicated moral feelings about killing us.
Ask yourself, will you tolerate cockroaches in your kitchen and termites in the walls of your house. Of course, you will try to get rid of them as soon as possible. Either it owns your house, or you do.
The principle reason to use animals in scientific research is that we don't yet know how to predict the consequences of using new drugs in such a way as to cease animal testing. I can't imagine that someone would agree to pay with his own life by taking the medicine, because a test was banned on animals.
On the other side, we know cases where not fully thought-out experiments led to disaster. For example, the creation of aggressive bees in an attempt to select living and working bees.
Understanding the importance of all living beings on the Earth, we must still continue to use them for the benefit of our own population. The only criterion is the absence of cruelty in our testing actions. Unmotivated cruelty should be prohibited.
If we have raised an animal, we are responsible for its existence, even if we are going to use it in experiments. We must make its existence as comfortable as possible and reduce their suffering as much as possible. We must respect all lives and have compassion. Even if we can't refuse to experiment on them.
- cease - come or bring to an end
- intended - planned or meant
- principle - a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning