Animal Testing debate

We’ve Got Issues : Animal Testing

In this episode of “We’ve Got Issues,” I focus on the controversial practice of animal testing. Specifically, I examine various arguments on both sides of the following question: should we perform scientific testing on live animals? On one side of the issue, many people argue that animal testing is an essential component of medical and scientific progress and, by halting these tests, we would be harming humans. On the other hand, there are plenty of claims to be made for the unethical nature of animal testing.

Also, a big shoutout to my good friend Max Pozek. He created the intro and outro music for this episode of the podcast. If you liked what you heard, be sure and check out the rest of his music. Here is the link to his Soundcloud: 

The background music for this episode of the podcast is from BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah’s Sour Soul, and can be found at: 

Show Notes:

Below, you will find a list of sources that I referenced in this episode of the podcast. I encourage everyone to check out these various sites to learn more about the topic of animal testing.

Alternatives to Animal Testing

Animal Testing & The Law

Benefits of Testing

Humane Society

Nitric Oxide Nobel Prize


The Elixir Tragedy–1937/

Cosmetic Testing

Companies That Test on Animals

FAQ’s (Animal Testing)

Thalidomide Tragedy


Vice: Inside the Monkey Lab

Oxford Scope of Testing

Cosmetic Testing

How Stuff Works: Animal Testing

PETA Primate Testing

Wisconsin Testing

KU Med Center

Rat Tobacco Experiment

Pit of Despair

Rat Flowerpot Test

Psychological Effects of Animal Testing

NIH Animal Benefits from Testing

Cats and Dogs Used

Rats Tickled

NIH Ends Support for Chimp Testing

Science Mag NIH Article

Koko IQ

Peter Singer: All Animals Are Equal

94% of Animal Passed Drugs Fail in Humans


The Flaws and Human Harms of Animal Testing

Failures of HIV Testing