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Should animal testing be banned?
It is unethical to test products on humans that have not undergone animal testing.
Many people feel coerced into drug trials as a result of socio-economic status and other
. Making these tests more dangerous harms people who are marginalized already.
Unless drugs are tested on animals first, humans, that take part in subsequent testing are at an increased risk of potentially fatal side effects, such as
multiple organ failure
, a set of research rules drawn up after the horror of Nazi experimentation on humans in concentration camps, specifies that products should be tested on animals before humans.
Products designed for humans should be tested on humans. Products designed for other animals should be tested on the same kind of animals.
If people are not willing to take risks and be a test subject themselves, they have no right to expect others (human or animal) to do the same for them.
It is unethical to test products on animals if they are considered unsafe to test on humans.