Animal testing is less accurate than a coin toss.
Scientists have cured mice of cancer for decades but it didn’t work in humans. At least 80 AIDS vaccines work in animals all have failed in human trials. Every stroke treatment successful in animals has failed in human testing. …animal tests are only applicable to humans less than than 50% of the time. (Source: The Guardian)
Animal tests do not work.
Here’s why animal tests are so inaccurate:
a) animals and humans are different,
b) animal experimentation artificially sickens or injures healthy animals, which influences the experiment,
c) better tests exist, such as tests on human cells.
Even if animal experiments did work, there are ethical reasons against animal testing:
a) it’s wrong to be unnecessarily cruel, animal testing is virtually always unnecessarily cruel,
b) animals have rights, animal testing violates those rights,
c) scientists and medical practitioners have a duty to refrain from harming others: Primum non nocere.
Even if you’re willing to let your medicine be a coin toss, don’t let your ethics. Live a meaningful, honest, compassionate life. Be vegan!