None of the experimental drugs worked and the monkeys later died with expressionless faces. Their noses were bloody; their eyes were half-opened, glassy and brilliant red, with dilated pupils. I think I would have done the same thing to the monkeys. Scientist could not find out which drug works or how to treat the virus unless they test it on someone or something like monkeys. Overall I think the behavior is ethical because we have to test the virus some way or another and that is the best way to find out things.
However, carrying out research on animals means that important theories can be tested that would otherwise be too wrong to test on humans. As shown by Skinner’s research on operant conditioning that involved pigeons locked in cages and first starved. Another weakness is that because behaviourists believe all behaviour is learnt, sometimes behavioural therapies for disorders cannot actually cure someone, only remove certain behaviours caused by the disorder. For example if someone was suffering from depression, a big part of depression is how the person thinks but the behaviourist perspective may not be able to change the way someone thinks because it ignores cognitive processes; meaning the
They started to figure out that monkeys could be carrying the disease. They decided to study a group of monkeys; the monkeys that appeared sick were shipped out to an island. This island became known as the “Hot Island”. Now they started keeping monkeys in biocontainment rooms to perform a complete study on them. When they went into the room with the monkeys that contained the Ebola virus they found that two of them were dead and had very similar symptoms that Charles Monet had when he died.
If some countries have come up with the idea to take care of animals and have made even groups and organizations against animal abuse why do, they inhumanly abuse animals for testing. Experimental tests on animals its something unessential, and what if results are erroneous and in animals works perfect and on human results badly. As well, we know that the human body its pretty similar to an animal's body. Some doctors say that animal testing can slow down he results for a research or for a product. Some years ago, they inferred that animal testing cannot speculate how high the risk can be of a product or drug on
People in the cosmetic industry say that they test on animals to make sure it is safe for humans. But humans and animals differ significantly making product testing inaccurate and dangerous. For example animals have much more sensitive skin then humans. They react differently to things. Sixty one percent of the cosmetics that are tested on animals and there is no affect and it is put on the market, people have gotten killed or seriously injured by it.
For example it would be almost impossible to control the variables that may influence a situation and although being able to control the environment/variables may seem like a good thing all its creating is an artificial environment. This is the reason why field experiments are better favored by an interpritivist as an experimental method. There are also many ethical issues regarding the conduction of experiments on human beings as informed consent is necessary from the participants and it is difficult or impossible to get consent of somebody who has learning difficulties or is a baby. Many sociologists choose not
whooping cough, measles, diphtheria and polio, it still remains a controversial issue to a few people. Individuals have often weighed the preventive vaccination risk against the risk of deadly host diseases. While still recovering from the vaccination scare, a biochemist known as Nicholas Chadwick rose against all scientists to note that certain vaccines (specifically MMR vaccines) could be responsible for autism in children. This finding caused a lot of tension as well as mistrust within the public towards the vaccines. He explained that these vaccines might have certain harmful proteins that would leak from the victims’ gut into their bloodstream and finally to the brain thus resulting to the disorder (Sharon, 4).
The virus was first introduced to the Motaba community when one of the natives, patient zero, went to build a road into Kinshasa. When he returned to the village he was already sick and drank from the community well. This caused the entire village to become infected as the virus was being spread through salivary exchange. At that time the host species was not known but we later found out it was a monkey that lived in the forest near the village. This monkey was brought to America some years later, and then spat water on Jimbo who was trying to sell it to a pet storeowner, Rudy.
For example, in the novel, monkeys at a housing building where they were kept started getting sick and dying. After testing positive for the Marburg virus, the epidemiologists traced the monkeys back to the Philippines, where a host monkey must have picked up the virus and gave it to the other monkeys surrounding him. Universal precautions are always used in order to prevent the spread of diseases. People who work with diseases and viruses wear a protective suit, depending on the Biosafety level of the agent they are working with. Because the Ebola and Marburg viruses are Biosafety Level-4, the highest there is, workers must wear hazmat suits, masks, face protectors, gloves and boots.
People often do not realize that the act of neglecting, ignoring can also be a part of animal abuse. They also do not realize that animal cruelty is an act of killing ourselves that can be solved by law enforcement, environmental protection, prohibition of animal testing. People are under the obsession that animal testing is one of the safest ways to experiment different chemicals and rationalize themselves from the fact that it’s one of the tragic ways to kill a living creature.