• Would you use drugs tested on animals if you get really sick ?

    Profile photo of Loanrix

    Over a year ago


    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 ).

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  • Profile photo of Loanrix

    Over a year ago

    I agree that the drug will still be there no matter what you do. But, why don’t we buy deodorant, toothpaste,… tested on animals ? Because with the money we give to the company, we support them. In a way, we tell them that we agree with what they do, and they keep testing on animals to make new products.
    I feel that it is exactly the same with drugs.
    And I would feel so hypocrite do take the drug.
    But I also agree with AlleyC. If I take the drug and live, I can help animals my whole life.
    I guess we can never know what we would do in such situation.

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  • Profile photo of peta2

    Over a year ago

    Hey @Loanrix,

    Whether or not to take the prescription your doctor recommends is a personal choice that only you can make. 🙂 If you were in this situation, you might want to consult with an herbalist or a homeopath or consider lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise, and quitting smoking or drinking, which might improve your health without you having to rely on medicine. 🙂

    ~Annie from peta2.

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  • Profile photo of peacelovepie

    Over a year ago

    Don’t throw your life away to prevent a couple of dollars from going towards an animal testing company. It’s completely forgivable to save your own life with knowledge that, as AlleyC said, is already out there. Yes, it might not live up to your moral standards, but sometimes people can’t meet their own goals, and when you live, you have time to repent.

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  • Profile photo of AlleyC

    Over a year ago

    Yes, I would. Why? Even if all animal testing that exists vanishes tomorrow, that drug would still exist. Knowledge is not like meat or entertainment. Once it is discovered, it will be here forever. Also, by taking the meds, I keep myself alive and able to help more animals. Now, if it was a “We can either do more animal testing or you don’t get the drugs, I wouldn’t take them. Does that make sense?

    Basically: You have to keep killing animals for meat; if meat production stops, you can no longer eat meat. But those drugs and that knowledge will still be there if animal testing stops. So yes, I would take the medicine, unless me taking it would, for some reason, cause more animals to be tested on. I hope my ramblings made sense. XD

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  • Profile photo of gerarddowenashjay

    Over a year ago

    i don’t think i would take the drugs….. i think that if you don’t have something to really believe in, then why live? i’m not suicidal or anything, but it would be difficult to live with myself knowing that the only reason i’m still alive is because i went against my values. i would try my best to heal myself with other methods

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