Garth Owen Smith And Margaret Jacobsohn

In the interests of conservation and environmental security, animals are frequently used in environmental research. Nonetheless, this technique has prompted questions about the moral and ethicality of using sentient creatures in scientific research. Lethal animal testing is supported by environmental organizations, while animal rights activists condemn the practice as harsh and immoral.

The Quantity of Animal Testing

In labs and on the open field, where chemicals are tested for their effects on ecosystems, animals are used in experiments. America’s Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. The Fish and Wildlife Service is one example of a government organization that does this kind of study.

The World Wildlife Federation (WWF), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN), Sierra Club (SC), National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Friends of the Earth (FOE) are among the environmental groups that support animal testing with lethal doses.

The Battle

Conservation efforts and the safeguarding of animals as sentient beings conflict when environmental organizations support deadly testing on animals. They contend that it is crucial to protect ecosystems, species, and human interests.

However, proponents of animal rights contend that regardless of the alleged advantages, animals have inherent value and should never be used in any type of testing.


Lethal testing on nonhuman animals is viewed as speciesism, or prejudice towards people who do not belong to a certain species. If we cared about the welfare of animals and how testing would affect their environments, we wouldn’t conduct trials that result in more animal misery and demise.

The use of animals in environmentalist research is still debatable. Animal rights activists condemn the practice as immoral and harsh, despite environmental organizations’ claims that it is essential for conservation efforts. As a society, we must look at alternative research techniques that do not utilize sentient individuals. Finding ways to support wild animals and protect their habitats without harming them should be our goal. Then and only then can we call ourselves environmentalists.