The people who say using animals in drug research is wrong amaze me. What do they suggest scientist do then?
they are so against their use in experiments then these individuals
should NEVER visit hospitals or a pharmacy anymore. This is because at
one stage or the other animal experiment were used to develop almost
every drug. I know this being a Masters student in pharmacy. For
example during the development of the much sought after chemotherapy
drugs for cancer a lot of rats are intentially mutated at the zygote
stage to be born with cancer so that the new drug can be tested.
scientist did not do such things , medicine would never have progressed
so far as it has. Many drugs in neural disorders like Huntington's
disease have been successfully developed with the use of guinea pig
brain cells. I ask these activists:
Would you rather save the lives of 10 rats and watch as even just one human die of a horrible disease?
their avid protests make me wonder where their allegiances lie. With
humans or with animals (that don't actually give a damn about them,
which is ironic.
The activists argue "we are all God's
creatures so we (humans) don't have the right to do that". well I got
news for you. The last time I checked there existed such a thing called
a food chain. If the "law' they proposed existed then lions should not
kill zebras, snakes should not bite people , sharks should not bite
swimmers - but no they don't observe this little law because it does
not exist. Its a matter of who is higher up the food chain. every
species does all that is possible to ensure its continued existence,
that includes the good things and the ugly but still necessary. Bottle
nose dolphins, otherwise friendly will KILL papooses when they threaten
their existence. Humans can and should use other species to ensure
their human survival.
Activists argue that humans CAN volunteer
for testing, with the right incentive. Well, no human will accept to be
infected with cancer voluntarily to conduct a test! One thing that
should be understood is that most of the subjects in the tests do not
actually survive or have to be put down due to their state of
misery.Sometimes living brain tissue is needed in these tests. Now who
is going to volunteer for that? Rats being one of the few species with
a physiological make up similar to humans (contrary to the assertions
of evolutionists) have to fill this role. It is even treasonous in some
sense to even suggest such a course of action.
"Sacrifice the human but save that rat!" That sounds wrong on so many levels.
not like the rat is an endangered species or anything like that. I
think probably dogs and rats rank very high on the over-breading
species list. Unless someone comes up with a viable alternative (like a
tissue incubator?) then the conclusion is simple, animals will die for
humans (on the kitchen and lab table)
choice is a wonderful thought , only if animals could choose.