Animal Testing In Scientific Research

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Masauda Shahzad Turquoise 170281 “Animal testing in scientific researches should not be abolished” Animal testing, animal experimentation or animal in vivo testing are the terms used for the using of animals in scientific researches to find out the effects of different variables which in one way or other affect other living things or the environment surrounding them. Animals are not only part of ecosystem but also part of human life. Using these beautiful creations for scientific researching has some drawbacks such as it is cruel and inhumane, against some believes, impacts biodiversity etc. However, their use in scientific researches is much more helpful and is more legal because it saves and cures human life, is acceptable in most traditions,…show more content…
However, there are many religions which say that human is superior to animals and unlike humans they do not have animal rights. For example, in Genesis God gives manhood power over the rest of foundation: the Bible says “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Genesis 1:28). This idea never meant to mistreat or destroy an animal rather than be kind towards animals. Also, scientific research is never done to harm an animal rather to protect human in such a way that animal should be at minimum risk of suffering. Most of the countries being multi-religion have not common laws for all the people like laws related to animal surgery and thus are and should be separate from the religious beliefs. However, religions like Christianity, Judaism and Islam being universal religions influence laws of a state. These religions prohibit killing animals for the sack of entertainment, pleasure, for skin or other unnecessary reasons. Prophet Muhammad had strongly advised not to harm or kill animals unless it is necessary. Quran says “(Allah) created cattle for you and (you find) in them warmth, useful services and food, sense of beauty when you bring them home when you take them to pasture. They bear your heavy loads to lands you could not reach except with great personal effort. Verily, your Lord is Compassionate and Merciful; (He created) horses, mules and donkeys for you to ride and ornament. And He created what you do not know” (Sura 16, verses 5 to 8). Thus, Allah in Quran describes animals to be used for human
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