This topic is here just because I had to talk about it a few days ago.
Animal experiments are sometimes cruel, they cause uneasiness for several humans. Should they be banned internationally?
Very simply, that is the answer. You might not concur, but let me explain. One can first say that not all experiments on animals are harmful to the animals. That would be enough if there was complete control over the experiments. Officials do not know the details of every experiment, they cannot know whether the experiments are harmful. Not to mention animal welfare is a mystery for all of us as animal psychology is a science that has had little success for absolute definition purposes.
So, for absolute border definition purposes I propose the following: products for animals can be experimented on animals. After all, to experiment dog food, there really is not substitute for a test group other than dogs. Any products meant for humans (such as make-up and drugs) can be tested on humans. Voluntarily and most probably paid, naturally. This would help insure the suitability of these products for the target group. After all, human testing for drugs exists for this purpose. The initial drugs are not tested on humans though. And that is quite unfair.
After all, humans are merely animals, just mammals. “Hurling your bodies into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out there. If you had known anything about the true nature of the Universe, anything at all, you would’ve hidden from it in terror.” (Emperor Ming from “Flash”).
And another thing holds true as well, from Calvin and Hobbes: “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the Universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.”
It is human nature to destroy. Then let’s give scientists that chance to trim the hedge a little legally.
To stress it, I am not anti-human, I am simply not quite confident in mankind’s supremacy.