Last year I created a petition against the animal testing and I had suggested that the prisoners who are in last month of their death row should be subjected for all the experimental studies. I got heavy negative feedback from everywhere. There were many set of people called me inhumane and cynical. But I really believed in what the idea what I have put forward.
Logically speaking those prisoners must have done something awful which landed them there where on other hand these innocent animals never did an ounce of sin to suffer all that.
Secondly those prisoners are meant to under go death penalty so anyways there life is going to end in few days, so it’ll be a shear waste of a life. Let us give them an opportunity to give something back to society. They’ll earn huge respect if they do so 🙂
Thirdly what result they get on animals doesn’t stand 100% true when correlated with results attained performing all those experiments on human. Performing experimental studies on human will give definite results.
I want to pick up that petition again before that I need guidance from staff of peta2 and my fellow peta2 mates. 🙂
Honestly, i think it’s a good idea. Evil sinful people deserve that stuff. I think it’s a little bit Nazi-like lol tbh. but probably too sensitive right now. But the idea below was really good where you just sign up.
As I have done my masters in Microbiology, I have used my right of quitting lectures which contains experimentation on white mouse. This argument had consistently brought rifts between me and my lecturers and fellow mates that there is no alternative. There has to be few trials done before a medicine hits the market. And talking about people coming forward for medical trial, the count is so less that it’ll cut off the rate of progress in research big time. So solely depending on such volunteer would not help.
And I would never suggest a compulsion on the prisoners but at least this idea should be at least presented to them. The money they attain out of there trial could be given to there families left behind.
What if some of the prisoners were actually innocent? It does happen that people are wrongly tried.
I think it’d be much better for pharmaceutical companies to do open clinical trials, where people sign up and are paid for being tested on, that way they are not subjected to it against their will. A lot of people can use the money, and would gladly sign up.
While the prisoners with death sentences may have done something very bad, I don’t think it is our right to force them into the testing. There could be serious side-effects from the testing, so how does potentially torturing them make us any better than them?
Kudos for trying to find alternatives to animal testing, but I wouldn’t get behind forcing humans into testing anymore than I would get behind forcing animals into testing.
I don’t think anyone should be forced into it.
If it was something that offered prisoners the opportunity for testing, and they were able to choose to do so – I would get behind that. Maybe it could be something that would prolong their death sentence, giving them the chance to live longer.