Animal Testing Abolished

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About 60% of American households own at least one pet. As many view them as beloved household pets and even apart of the family, those pets are also considered test objects for animal testing. So what’s the difference? A household dog is no different than a lab rat; they all feel, think, behave, and experience pain and no animal should have to go through the cruel and unusual punishment of animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in medical, biological, and physiological studies. It is viewed as an extremely controversial topic in which some think of animals as their own while others believe animal testing is needed for medical progress and research. Animal testing should be abolished because the tests performed on animals are unethical,…show more content…
This is cruel and inhumane to tests animals in such a way that lead to so many problems. Animals and humans are alike in many ways; we both think, behave, feel, and experience pain. A human would never wish to be tortured and kept as a lab experiment for the rest of their lives, and neither do animals. neavs .org “In research and testing, animals are subjected to experiments that can include everything from testing new drugs to infecting with diseases, poisoning for toxicity testing, burning skin, causing brain damage, implanting electrodes into the brain, maiming, blinding, and other painful and invasive procedures.” These lab procedures cause long term physical and psychological damage. As well as painful experiments, restraints are often used on the animals to keep them from moving. No living organism should be forced to stay in the same position for hours upon hours and be tortured. “ Some research projects call for immobilization of specific parts of an animal’s body—head and neck, legs and pelvis—while other protocols involve immobilization of an animal’s entire body.” In addition, some of the experiments done on animals are improperly performed and cause extreme pain. Anesthetization, intubation, and euthanasia are some examples of lab procedures that need qualified training and proper skill. For example, neavs said, “if a researcher uses a paralyzing agent on an animal but does not monitor vital signs to make sure she/he is adequately anesthetized, there is a great chance that the animal is actually experiencing pain but unable to move.” Sadly, researchers often lack the training and sensitivity needed for proper animal testing and it’s taken out on the animals. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane and the harm and suffering needs to be put to an
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