I had a bit of an ethical concern which has been bothering me for awhile and I was interested in finding out some other peoples take on it if possible.
Shortly I should be transferring to another college to finish my undergraduate degree, and I have found myself concerned about the animal testing that is done by many universities. For the colleges I’m considering, one of them seems to do less animal testing than the other. However the other university is much more prestigeous, and both of them are seemingly non-private and state supported (although different systems, one being a UC and the other a CSU)
I find myself uncertain as to wether or not it would be meaningful or more ethical to attend the one with less animal testing, or if the fact they are both large public unversities, and that both likely do some amount of animal testing, makes it a realitively meaingless gesture that doesn’t really help anyone. After all it seems more likely that one could influence change at a school one attends and a more prestigous college could perhaps help me to assist animals better in the future.
Still I’m not looking for an excuse, but just some ethical perspectives, as to whether or not I might be supporting animal testing if I go to the other school, or if it really doesn’t matter or…?
Anyways I appreciate any thoughts others might have.