First, each year more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Before their deaths,some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, others are immobilized in restraint devices for hours. Some have holes drilled into their skulls and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed .
According to DoSomething.org, “Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.” Also, it is said that all 50 states have animal cruelty laws and it is also counted as a “felony provision” but, how is burning, crippling, poisoning, and abusing can be counted for as animal cruelty (Humanesociety.org). Animals sit there feeling petrified while scientist pinch and poke them, they wait until a burning sensation begins to go throughout their eyes and the pain slowly increases. Also, during these experiments the scientists often use restraining equipment in order to prevent the animal to stop moving. Some experiments just call for part of the body to be immobilized while others call for the entire body(Neavs.org). Animals cannot talk so they cannot agree to being tested on, nor can they say “stop” or “no.” These animals have to sit in silence and put up with the pain.
Millions of animals are abused and left to die a long exhausting death each year. Many people don’t know that the cosmetic products they own are tested to see if the products are safe for humans. In the process of the testing animals are tested using harmful chemicals that often burn the animal’s skins and the ruthless workers leaving them to die a long painful death. Animal testing is inhumane and should be banned. Animal testing kills and tortures millions of animals each year.
Also, animal experiments are an act of looking at animals and ignoring their basic rights as living beings. However, animal experiments completely neglect these aspects. This being so, it sometimes even leads to the argument of animal cruelty. Do you know how many animals are being killed by the test? According to the research, more than 100 million animals are used in experiments each year and around 12 million animal experimentations are conducted in Europe alone each year.
Over 100 million animals are used each year to test new chemicals and drugs for proper human use and consumption. Although alternatives like vitro methods (testing on human cell and tissue) and silico models (computer-modeling techniques) have been introduced, the government still preferably uses animal experimentation - this needs to end. Animal testing should be stopped because it’s expensive, unreliable, and unethical. Imagine how many lives could be saved if we took appropriate measures against this injustice. 16 billion American tax dollars are funded each year toward animal experimentation.
This causes a lot of cost. In a research it is shown that such animal tests are more expensive than alternative methods and are waste of dollars. For example: “An unscheduled DNA synthesis” test cost $32,000 while the alternative costs around, $11,000. A “rat phototoxity test” costs around $11,500 whereas a non-animal one costs only $1,300. (Kath (Placeholder2)leen Conlee,2013).
In the zoo he found dead untreated animals left in their cages and when he took their rabbits to the vet he found that most of them had infections because they weren’t cared for (“10 facts about zoos”, 2010). Finally, wild animals that are in zoos get beaten and aren’t taken care of. As a result, the wild animals suffer and die in
“Every year more than 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in other ways”. Animals all over the world are treated this way. They are kept in labs all their lives. And I think it is horrible. Animal testing is unreliable, not needed and is very expensive.
What if a bunch of giant animals took you from your natural home, nearly starved you, then tested on you with weird equipment in someplace strange? Yeah, pretty awful. This is what the animals have to deal with when being tested on. The animals also have had injuries caused by animal testing and most of them die in the process so the scientists have to get new animals to test on. This cycle goes on and on.
The counterarguments to this claim are that the test are not worth the suffering that they cause and that humans should replace animals in these experiments for fairness. Both are inefficient arguments scientifically and ethically. The first argument is not valid because of the amount of lives the research saves compared to the amount of lives used to conduct research. Animals have been used in experiments for centuries and fairly recently have been used to create almost all currently used vaccines. This means even if each experiment uses a hundred animal lives to work, the result of the experiment will save thousands from sickness and death.