The Ethics Aspects Of Animal Testing

Regardless of the arguments, the animals being subjected to experimentation and tests have evidently undergone great amounts of pains and undue distress. As such, whatever ends or benefits that have been ultimately derived came as a result of cruelty imposed on these helpless animals.
development projects, esp. for purposes of determining the safety of substances such as foods or drugs (animal testing 1). As such, the purpose of conducting experiments on animals include testing on the efficacy of medicines or drugs, for safety of using cosmetics, and for general goals such as models in biological and medical research to study human disease, injury, development, psychology, and anatomy and physiology (Animal Research Background par. 1).
One of the reasons why animal testing is strongly believed to be unethical is relayed by Tom Regan, a philosopher who contended that animals cannot be experimented on, because they are not merely meant to an end (Mukerjee, 1997, p. 87). It has always been regarded that however worthy the ends are if the means have been instigated unjustly through inflicting pain or doing some immoral act. then, the ends are not justified.
Likewise, another rationale that supports animal testing as unethical is the argument that animals have rights, just like humans, and as such, subjecting them to undue pain and distress are clear violations of their rights. Regan admonished that all humans and most animals have inherent rights, which he describes as invisible no trespassing signs hung around their necks. They state that our bodies may not be transgressed, no matter how much good might thereby result (Mukerjee, 1997, p. 87).