Ethics refers to morals and the choosing of right conduct versus wrong. As an animal lover, I do not believe that we have the right to maim, hurt, or kill animals on behalf of the scientific world. Ethically, it is wrong to use animals for experimentation. Rats, pigs, rabbits, monkeys, chimpanzees, dogs, cats--all are captured and spend their lives in cages isolated and alone to serve the dollar.
When I look into the eyes of my pets, no one can tell me that they do not feel love, dislike, and even loneliness. What is the difference between my pets and the poor animals that languish in cages waiting for the next horrific experiment? There is none.
Many chimpanzees, who are our closest cousins and whom we love in the zoos, are extremely intelligent. They have demonstrated problem solving skills and highly developed emotions, yet scientists have used them to make life better for their human counter parts. No, it is not ethical.
Man has used up the rain forests, created global warming, and caused holes in the ozone layer. Unfortunately, the human never learns that he has been placed here as a guardian of the wonderful planet Earth. Still, he continues on endangering animals species to the point of extinction.
The creativity of man tells me that if he so chooses there is another way to test makeup, food, and even medicine rather than on animals. It is immoral to let animals suffer for whatever reason. Scientists should be working on new ways to evaluate products.