Originally Posted by Sixto
You know what, I was actually going to post my reason, but decided to leave it out as I thought it would be a little stupid to be called a valid reason.
I just don't like animal abuse. I dislike it very much. This is why I'm vegetarian. I don't know why, but I love animals. Probably the only animal I have no problem killing is a roach, but sometimes I feel regret afterward. XD
There is no way for me to control the abuse on animals and I know animal experimentation is actually good for our future, but I still don't support it. This is why I don't support the radiation experiments on monkeys NASA is planning.
I thought about becoming an Animal Cruelty Investigator, but then it dawned on me (with help of Animal Cops: Houston) that I would face much more peril than aid. I've actually seen the Animal Cops a couple of times being filmed around here. I thought of becoming a Veterinarian as well, but that it's pretty much the same situation as with becoming an Animal Cop.
But maybe it's that I don't want to see pain happen to an animal. The very thought of harm on an animal saddens me. This is why I can't support it. But I know it will still happen. I'd rather avoid discussion on animal experimentation because I know I'll be going into a battle I can't win. So, yeah. =\
Why not vet? Considering that it's not a job that's being frowned upon anyways. I do have issues with people who value a non-human animal's life over a human's life, but I don't get that vibe from you. You do have a very common belief amongst vegetarians and animal lovers in general.
I really don't understand the part about "seeing pain" doesn't leave room for humane treatment of animals. It does, considering that we have known methods to minimize pain in animals, and it is required by law to practice these methods. That's why I don't think it's a bad thing to have such experimentations on animals as long as the laws are reinforced. As I have said, the animals in experiments are in general treated better than the majority of humans.
Originally Posted by Male Snorunt
I don't think any human life is worth more than an animal's. It may be 'neccesary' to do this for humans to survive, but it still sickens me.
Why should it sicken you? That these animals are treated better than a majority of the human population because they're furthering knowledge of humans? It sickens me that this is true, simply because we can treat non-human animals better than humans. That is, for 90% of the world, a non-human animal's life is of greater value than a human's life.
I can't think of any more irony than I'm already displaying.