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Is it ethical to use animals to research cures for human illness?

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Poll Results: 8,513 votes
54%
If the animals suffer, never.
 
32%
You have to find a balance between animal pain and relief of human suffering.
 
8%
Other.
 
6%
If it alleviates human suffering, always.
 

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Borg Drone
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:31 AM


never.

da c.
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:37 AM


Not if it harms the animals in anyway.

Nyack Clancy
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 1:50 PM


no

Sue H.
Saturday March 1, 2014, 11:16 PM


There is no need to torture animals in this fashion.

iveta cer
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 8:24 PM


no

Mary T.
Saturday January 25, 2014, 1:40 PM


no

Laura Saxon
Thursday January 23, 2014, 4:46 AM


Never.

Julianna D.
Tuesday January 7, 2014, 1:29 PM


Human and animal illness do not always translate. I think most testing on animals is simply not science and non-benefitial.

Shivanie Singh
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:22 PM


A life is a life. Although we have the power and ability to do many things, we shouldn't do it, because with all the power we have, we also have a duty to protect those who need it most and rely on us to provide for them and respect them. If you cannot help someone, at least do them no harm. Most diseases come from smoking, drinking and bad dieting, not from natural illnesses. We cannot look upon other living creatures who deserve a chance and life to fix our own problems. Animals were not placed on this Earth to serve our every need, we are supposed to live in harmony and peacefully. That may seem impossible and cliché, but we at least need to try not to harm innocent creatures. We want everyone to accept our way of life yet we cannot even respect an animal.

Shivanie Singh
Saturday December 28, 2013, 8:22 PM


A life is a life. Although we have the power and ability to do many things, we shouldn't do it, because with all the power we have, we also have a duty to protect those who need it most and rely on us to provide for them and respect them. If you cannot help someone, at least do them no harm. Most diseases come from smoking, drinking and bad dieting, not from natural illnesses. We cannot look upon other living creatures who deserve a chance and life to fix our own problems. Animals were not placed on this Earth to serve our every need, we are supposed to live in harmony and peacefully. That may seem impossible and cliché, but we at least need to try not to harm innocent creatures. We want everyone to accept our way of life yet we cannot even respect an animal.



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