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Is animal testing ethical? Show more Show less
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The ethics of animal experimentation is a topic of hot debate in academia. Animal rights groups consider animal testing unethical due to the harm inflicted on animals. The other side of the debate justifies the harm because animal testing will bring greater benefits to the world.

Animal testing is unethical Show more Show less

The use of animals in research is ethically wrong because of the harm inflicted on animals. The supposed benefits of animal experimentation cannot justify this harm. Testing is forced upon animals by disregarding their rights.
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It is morally wrong to harm one species for the supposed benefit of another

Humans are not superior to animals in the sense that they have the right to inflict harm on them. Justification of this harm by the potential human benefits of animal testing is anthropocentric. The idea of human exceptionalism does not imply that humans can make other species’ lives miserable for their own sake.
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