3 ethical or moral issues related to science
One major argument against animal testing involves the failure of animals having to consent to the tests. Humans can make a decision to consent while animals have tests which are forcibly done without consent they are powerless in terms of giving consent.
A major ethical issue with animal testing is that it involves pain, suffering and discomfort under many circumstances. Researchers do try their best to reduce the pain for the animal testing, however they aren't able to completely prevent any pain from occurring. If possible, they will use anaesthetic but for some types of testing, using a pain reliever can mean an interference with the drug being tested therefore the drug won’t be able to work. For this reason, animals must experience the effects of the one drug and if it involves pain, researchers cannot do anything about it.
Another ethical issue with animal testing is its use for cosmetics testing. While Britain has banned animal testing on cosmetics however, other countries still use animals for cosmetics testing. Those who oppose the practice believe it is outrageous and cruel to use animal life simply so humans can 'look better.' The aesthetic component is a major issue and some individuals support animal testing for medical purposes but not for cosmetics.
Many people have major problems with animals being tested as they have animals as pets i.e. cats and dogs are always tested on and this hurts the feelings of pet owners as this has a major effect on humans as their feelings get hurt immensely. People believe that testing animals for cosmetic products is a waste of time as animals are being tested just to make people look prettier by creating makeup for their faces. Killing an animal just to look pretty is wrong.
If animals are not tested on this can become a problem for scientists as they will not be able to find any research and this can effect their overall research that they have...