Animal Testing Vs. Animal Rights
There are 1700 chimpanzees who are still in programs that test infectious diseases, seatbelt tests, etc. They live in small cages usually alone. Given what you know about chimpanzees. Their intelligence, their social natures, there close knit family structure., do you think that animals should be used in testing?
Consider the article we read about Stephen Wise the lawyer who sees them more as living beings as opposed to things. Do they have rights that would preclude them from testing?
Now lets make it interesting. Let us suppose the person you love most in the world is sick. He or she has a sickness that they cannot cure. Would you want them to do testing on Chimpanzees to find a cure for the disease that can save the person you love?