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Animal Testing
Every year, the United States uses approximately 26 million animals for testing. Animals are used to test the safety of new medications designed for human use. Scientists have used animals to test their products as far back as 500 BC. Supporters of animal testing have many arguments of why they believe it is justified. I disagree with all of these arguments. I do not think there is any possible way to justify it. Medical animal testing is morally wrong.

Humans make decisions about what they consider is “right” based on their internal morals and external ethics. Morals are internal sets of guidelines that we have set for ourselves to determine what is right or wrong. They show how an individual thinks things should go, according to his or her perspective based on these guidelines. We set these internal guidelines because of our beliefs of what is right or wrong. If we do not follow these morals, we will feel uncomfortable and guilty. Some people may choose to base their morals on ethics. Ethics are rules of conduct that we follow in respect to our culture. They define how things are according to the rules. Ethics are external; they are based on our surrounding culture and social system. We follow ethics because society says it is right. If we do not follow these ethics, we will be faced with disapproval of our peers. Morals and ethics have two different definitions, but both determine what is right and what is wrong. An ethical person could have no morals. On the other hand, a person could violate ethics by following their morals. Both morals and ethics set guidelines of what is right and wrong. Animal testing violates both morals and ethics.

Scientists who support animal testing try to justify it by making several different arguments, with all of which I disagree. Some scientists argue that every medical advance is attributable to animal testing. Others argue that many experiments do not cause the animals any harm, so...
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Animal Testing
Every year, the United States uses approximately 26 million animals for testing. Animals
are used to test the safety of new medications designed for human use. Scientists have used
animals to test their products as far back as 500 BC. Supporters of animal testing have many
arguments of why they believe it is justified. I disagree with all of these arguments. I do not
think there is any possible way to justify it. Medical animal testing is morally wrong.
Humans make decisions about what they consider is “right” based on their internal
morals and external ethics. Morals are internal sets of guidelines that we have set for ourselves
to determine what is right or wrong. They show how an individual thinks things should go,
according to his or her perspective based on these guidelines. We set these internal guidelines
because of our beliefs of what is right or wrong. If we do not follow these morals, we will feel
uncomfortable and guilty. Some people may choose to base their morals on ethics. Ethics are
rules of conduct that we follow in respect to our culture. They define how things are according
to the rules. Ethics are external; they are based on our surrounding culture and social system.
We follow ethics because society says it is right. If we do not follow these ethics, we will be
faced with disapproval of our peers. Morals and ethics have two different definitions, but both
determine what is right and what is wrong. An ethical person could have no morals. On the
other hand, a person could violate ethics by following their morals. Both morals and ethics set
guidelines of what is right and wrong. Animal testing violates both morals and ethics.
Scientists who support animal testing try to justify it by making several different
arguments, with all of which I disagree. Some scientists argue that every medical advance is
attributable to animal testing. Others argue that many experiments do not cause the animals any
harm, so they are justified. Another popular argument from pro-animal testing scientists is that if
we didn’t use animals for experiments, we would have to test new drugs on humans. Scientists
also have the idea that animals help fight and work to find a cure for cancer.