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Animal testing.
« on: May 08, 2006, 06:44:26 PM »
do you think that it is morally/ethically right to test on animals for the advancement of science? people became pissed off when the doctor at Auschwitz tested on humans. the depth of his research is astounding. what are your thoughts on the matter?
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006, 08:07:40 PM »
There is a big difference between testing on animals and testing on humans. What do you expect people to say to this post?
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006, 08:20:52 PM »
Mice are to primitive for me to really care about.

Human testing occurs all the time though even in this day and age.
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006, 08:37:16 PM »
Human testing occurs all the time though even in this day and age.

Has anyone seen 'The Constant Gardener'? Its a very good movie but I don't know if testing drugs on people on that scale (without them knowing) actually happens or not ???.
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 08:39:09 PM »
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Mice are to primitive for me to really care about.

Well that is sad for you :'(

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Human testing occurs all the time though even in this day and age.

Human testing is not necessarily bad though
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006, 08:46:39 PM »
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Human testing occurs all the time though even in this day and age.

Human testing is not necessarily bad though

Unless the humans don't know that they are being tested on.

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or read it? (just in case you haven't seen/read it- it has virtually nothing to do with gardening!)

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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2006, 08:54:37 PM »
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Unless the humans don't know that they are being tested on.

Of course...
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2006, 08:56:05 PM »
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Unless the humans don't know that they are being tested on.

Which is what happens in The Constant Gardener.

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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006, 09:04:40 PM »
should we use that doctor's research? if we do we justify the means, but we can learn a lot from it.
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006, 09:06:57 PM »
should we use that doctor's research? if we do we justify the means, but we can learn a lot from it.

What doctor? Are you talking about the murderer you mentioned above? Isn't all that research out of date anyway?

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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2006, 09:12:43 PM »
What doctor? Are you talking about the murderer you mentioned above? Isn't all that research out of date anyway?
whatever you want to call him, sick and sadistic as it was, it still could potentially help society. have you seen some of the bs they do to animals?
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2006, 09:27:50 PM »
What doctor? Are you talking about the murderer you mentioned above? Isn't all that research out of date anyway?
whatever you want to call him, sick and sadistic as it was,

Are you talking about my comment or his research? (or both!?)

have you seen some of the bs they do to animals?

No- I don't have enough time to worry about the life of a poor little mouse, let alone thousands of them. Anyway, I thought you were all about helping society, not mice welfare?

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should we use that doctor's research?

Depends what its for, and if it will offend anyone (very likely). Was his research in biolgical warfare or medicine or something else? If it was medical research I don't think it could've been that groundbreaking, and even if it was, at that time, i still don't see how it could be useful now.

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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2006, 09:33:55 PM »
i was talking about his research.
it isn't the mice i was refering to but rather much larger animals.
and the research will be highly offensive to people.
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2006, 09:40:35 PM »
as long as the people being tested are consented and agree to the tests it shouldn't really matter. people claim that it's ethically wrong to do testing on humans but someone still has to be the first. would you rather get treated with a newly developed medicine that has only been tested on pigs or one that has actually been tested on humans?
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Re: Animal testing.
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2006, 09:41:03 PM »
i was talking about his research.

Phew :D!

it isn't the mice i was refering to but rather much larger animals.

Well, to be honest, I still don't care as much as I would if the testing was on humans. I am not religious or anything, but I still think that humans are much more 'important' creatures than non-humans, and I even have a dog!

and the research will be highly offensive to people.

In that case I don't think his research should be used. Just out of interest, what was the research on?

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