So, I’ve been thinking about that for a while now, and I really don’t know what I would do. I just figured here would be the best place to share.
I’m completely against animal testing. But I’ve been wondering what would be my reaction if I found out I’m sick. Not a little sick, a “might lead to death” sick, but, that could be easily cured by drugs that have been tested on animals. Would I take it, or would I try all the other natural options, with the risk of serious complications ?!
It would be kind of hypocrite of me to take the drugs knowing that I’m against animal testing. But, in the same time, not taking the drugs is a really huge risk to take.
Or the same situation but with a sickness that doesn’t kill you but for example, make you lose sight. Your life isn’t in danger but the complication is pretty huge.
Does anyone else ever thought about that ?
Have you come to a theoretical answer ? ( theoretical because of course, we never know what we would do facing the actual situation ).
I think that once you get to a certain point, no matter what your beliefs are, your instinct will take over. You’re naturally going to want to do whatever you can to hang on to life.
Also, I think at that point, if you’re really sick, it won’t be YOUR individual choice. It would be your family or caretakers choice. Whatever they felt best for you would be what would be done.
For headaches, cold,,… you don’t need to take chemical drugs tested on animals. Essential oils are there for you !
And, I don’t really agree with you @nomeatnodairynoproblem. By taking those drugs, you encourage the company. Maybe because this drug is a good seller, they’re trying to search for a new drug that takes away your headache even faster, and do tests on animals.
It’s like meat eaters who say that the animal is already dead so it doesn’t change anything if you eat a steak or not. By giving them your money, you tell them that you agree with what they do and they are maybe trying to find another more efficient drug to make their customers happier.
Lol yep, I take bisoprolol hemifumerate for my heart failure, I know it’s been tested on rabbits, but if I don’t take it then I’ll die…. sooo…. bit of a no brainer XD
I don’t like the fact it has been tested on animals, then again if it hadn’t I wouldn’t have the drug.
Most pharmaceuticals became available to the public only after torturous procedures were performed on animals in labs using the pharmaceutical (or some variation of it, or its components).
I sometimes takes Ibuprofen (Advil) for headaches. That Ibuprofen, was without a doubt made available to the public only after a process that involved animal torture, but I still take it.
I’m not going to reject pharmaceuticals because, at some point, some worthless a**hole unnecessarily tortured animals in the process of bringing them to the market.
The damage is already done.
The goal is to stop pharmaceutical companies from torturing animals in their process of bringing new pharmaceuticals to the market.
They don’t need to torture animals and it should have ended decades ago.
This torture can be stopped simply by informing other people about what these monsters are doing even though they don’t need to.
A better scenario would be:
If a pharmaceutical was developed that could save your life but would not be made available to you unless you agreed to allow animal torture to bring it to the market, would you agree?
And the answer is, of course, no.
I’d much rather die.
Also, keep in mind that the pharmaceuticals that are currently available would still exist even if this animal torture in labs had been banned decades ago.
The pharmaceuticals companies would simply have developed and used alternative methods.
If u had too, yes Because you need to think of the bigger picture. If you die because you didnt take the medication tested on animals, you cant sign petitions go to protest etc. So super sadly my answer is yes. :’(
I completely understand where you’re coming from, especially since it’s hard to find affordable medicine that isn’t tested on animals. If it’s something little, like a cold, I let my body heal itself, or find a natural solution. (Such as tea). However, I whas recently hospitalized and in need of a surgery. A lot of their medical equipment was 3M (which tests on animals), and I’m almost certain their medicine was too. But if I wanted to go to any hospital other than Kaiser, I couldn’t afford it. So I personally will (and do) use animal tested medicines if I don’t have another choice.
I agree with @FAR completely as well because I have a kidney transplant yea it sucks. I am doing fine now though as long as I take the meds which these meds just lower my immunities thus making my donated kidney look like a native organ to the human body and be able function. I suppose the meds I take were animal tested its f*cking genetch drugs but, yea its rare to find anything good. If you are going to die its best you take it otherwise being dead doesnt do anything to help animals or anyone else in any cause PETA or any other cause. Its depressing and I push for other methods of testing but, I suppose some companies will not change unless more things come about.
Most medicines have been made with some type of animal testing involved. Even after animal testing stops the knowledge from previous testing will be used. I’m a diabetic and take insulin that was creating after testing on animals. The way I see it, animals saved me so I am more than happy to return the favor. However, for certain cases like a cold or certain aches there are homeopathic medicines and herbs you can take. Health food stores have them and you can look online for home remedies. Just make sure it’s legit.