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

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

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Stardust Noel
Tuesday June 30, 2015, 7:14 AM

No, it's for humans, test on humans!

Paulinha Russell
Thursday June 25, 2015, 12:38 AM


Roro l.
Sunday June 21, 2015, 3:56 AM


Dee E.
Saturday June 20, 2015, 3:27 PM


Andrea A.
Sunday June 7, 2015, 5:14 AM

Absolutely cruel! It's animal abuse.

Jayasri Amma
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:55 AM

Thank you!

Darren Woolsey
Tuesday May 5, 2015, 12:22 AM


To treat human illnesses and disease, test and operate on humans.

To treat animal illnesses and disease, test and operate on animals.

Simple really.

Stephen G.
Friday May 1, 2015, 12:34 AM

it depends, I do feel that cruel experiments that are unnecessary are certainly unethical, but I am seriously on board to find a cure or vaccine for HIV & AIDS by any means possible and I find that animal testing may be necessary in this case

Andrea A.
Saturday March 14, 2015, 6:16 AM

No. It's absolutely cruel! It's animal abuse.

Irene S.
Friday January 30, 2015, 1:41 AM

If it harms the animal seriously, yes!

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