DON'T HATE, hear me out.
I know that animal testing is cruel and inhumane, but I fully believe in it.
Don't get me wrong, some of the ways it's done is beyond evil and the animals are treated horribly and I don't agree with that at all. But you have to consider the big picture. If we didn't have it we'd be screwed. It's given us amazing medical advances namely in stem cell research (which could potentially, given more research, cure HORRIBLE diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer), vaccines (which need to be made more available to poorer countries, en mi opinion, it's horrible that so many people still die of easily preventable causes just because of where they live, and monoclonal antibodies (which improve chemotherapy and tell you whether or not you're pregnant.. these things are genius).
We CANNOT have these drugs without animal testing first, because no one in their right mind (even the most active of animal rights protesters) would volunteer for a drug trial that we know nothing about. Then we wouldn't wt new drugs and medical advances and we'd still be dying off from flu.
If we can't test on humans, and we can't test on plants the only other living alternative is animals. It's necessary. I would hate to live in a world where nobody was learning, where nobody was trying to find out more about where we are an WHAT we are.
Then again, I do think it needs to change the way it's carried out. The animals used shouldn't be cages up and starved. Then need to be treated in the nicest way possible, considered where we'd be without them. We owe them that.
Please don't hate me. *flinches*
p.s. exams are FINISHED. i think i've failed. :( and by failed i mean not got an a. NOTE. never say you want to go to medical school until you actually get the grades, there's so much pressure.