These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop. Gruesome treatment is endured by these animals and it needs to be prevented. All types of animals can have different reactions to the tests, and it doesn’t give a clear answer on how the treatment will work on humans. “Physiological reactions to drugs vary enormously from species to species. Penicillin kills guinea pigs, but is inactive in rabbits; aspirin kills cats and causes birth defects in rats, mice, guinea pigs, dogs, and monkeys; and morphine, a depressant in humans, stimulates goats, cats, and horses” (Animal Testing is a bad science” 1).
Animals are physically and biologically different to humans. Only 5-25% of the substances that are harmful to humans are damaging to the experimented animals (WHO, 2002). This means that the animals die in vain and humans are subjected to unwanted risks and side effects. Numerous drugs, which were successfully tested by animals, have been found to have opposing effects on humans. Some examples include Lipobay®, Vioxx®, Trasylol®, Acomplia® and TGN1412.
Paul McCartney is one of those people, and he stands up and fights for these poor animals being used to test chemicals. He agrees that the consumers of these products would not buy them if they saw what was happening to animals for that product to be on the shelves. Paul McCartney(2017) once said that “If every cosmetic tested on rabbits or mice had a photo on the packaging showing these animals with weeping swollen eyes and inflamed skin, I believe everyone would leave cruelty on the shelf.”(para.2). These animals do not deserve to live a life full of pain and die in pain from these tests. It is immoral, and
(Bentham) This quote by Jeremy Bentham perfectly illustrates the cruel nature of animal testing. The testing of animals has become more and more prevalent in the world of medicine and cosmetics. Scientists use animals to test out new medicines and cosmetics by injecting them with a needle or applying the product on the animal so they can study the side effects. Every year over 100 million animals are killed due to animal experimentation. Dogs, cats, and monkeys are just some of the animals subjected to drug, chemical, food, and cosmetics testing every day.
Hook- The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?-English philosopher Jeremy Bentham, written in the 1700s Thesis- Animal testing is still going on and should end due to the cruel and inhumane acts done to the animals,95% of the animal tested are not protected by the animal welfare act, and 94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail in human clinical trials and often after being sold. claim 1- Now to go into more detail,as stated by www.debate.org, some of these animals are commonly subject to force-feeding, food and water deprivation, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, killing by co2, neck-breaking, or other means. Evidence - For example, the Draize eye test,(pass paper) used by cosmetics companies to evaluate irritation
There have been numerous recorded examples of drugs that have worked on animals, but then proceeded to not work on humans. Animal testing is misleading, “94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail in human clinical trials” (Nine). Not only does this prove that animal testing is ultimately ineffective, but it also shows how the deceiving results could potentially cause harm to humans. For example, in the 1950s a sleeping pill called thalidomide was commercially released as it was proved to be effective on animals. However, the pill went on to cause more than 10,000 babies to be born with birth defects (Science).
For decades humans have tested on helpless animals with cosmetics, medicines and other medical supplies such as bandages, cleaning products, candy, and even office supplies. Animal experimentation is a cruel and inhumane act upon creatures who are believed to be fearless and painless. But, on the contrary, others believe that animal testing has become a groundbreaking way of research for numerous diseases. Although many have mixed feelings about animal testing, it is something that we must address and take seriously, realizing that it is a horrible act upon innocent animals. According to the Humane Society International, animals are commonly subjected to force-feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, and many other pain-inducing and life-threatening situations during such experiments.
Animal testing is cruel and immoral because, approximately every year one million animals die from having experiments on them for different types of cure for human’s diseases. One solution is to stop the animal testing. One of the alternatives is The Non-Invasive technique and Vitro testing. ´´I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animal is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further´´ (Mark Twain). First of all, animal testing is the use of different type of animals in medicine and cosmetics experiments, most of the animals used on it are mice, rats, fish, rabbits, dogs, monkeys and cats.
With lines being crossed in animal experimentation, many feared that human experimentation might be the next step. The evidence to back the claim lies within the animal experimentation field. Animals suffered when officials performed experiments on them. Susan E. Lederer writes, "Antivivisectionists warned repeatedly that the failure of enact legislative safeguards for animal subjects would inevitably lead to human experimentation" (Lederer 45). The lack of regulations among animals made people wonder if the same could be done to them.
How could making an animal suffer possibly ever be justified? “Rabbits get put in restraints for something called the draze test.”-animal testing. Every animal on earth has a heart, a pain tolerance level, and a life. Just because maybe something does not screech, scream, punch, or put you in some sort of threat does not mean a thing. These animals live their lives in silence with no clue of what will eventually happen to them.
There needs to be laws that make animal testing in The US illegal, and maybe that will set an example for the rest of the world that this is morally incorrect and cruel. There should be laws to protect these animals like there are laws to protect us. They deserve the respect and humanity we receive, imagine your own household pet being take from you to be tortured and starved to the point of death, these animals may have never belonged to someone or had a real family but they should be given the right to have one. The test are not always valid and have no reason to be used if there are other methods using actual human cells which are more reliable. These animals have no voice over what’s happening, animal activists and large organizations try every day to give them what they deserve.
Research done on animals has caused medical leaps in discovering information about medicine, biology, and psychology. Testing on animals can inform people on the effects of environmental dangers such as pollution or radiation. The animals that are tested on usually have similar inner anatomy as humans but are different in some aspects, which can vary the results of testing. This makes the results useless and the animal then dies for nothing(animal rights). Many people may think the food they eat are killed humanely.
They have to use a healthy animal to start off with to use as a variable to notice the effects of their testing, this is not fair nor right to the animal. This is also done just so you can have clean hair and skin, and so you can look pretty, which we take for granite. Test which animals go through are horrible, according to a Q & A done by Humane Society International about Cosmetics Animal Testing an Animals skin is shaved and rubbed with chemicals, then they put chemicals in their eyes, but it gets worse they also make them swallow the chemicals
Animal Experimentation Animal experimentation has been practiced for centuries. Humans have always used other living beings for their benefits weather its consuming them, making unnecessary cloths out them such as fur, experimenting and using them as entertainment like in the circus. The treatments these animals experience is beyond inhumane. There are many different experiments done on these animals for human safety, these tests are for cosmetic industries, medical training, testing drug or different types of toxic chemicals and food. Animal experimentation is extremely cruel, unnecessary and unreliable.
Because of the culture we live in, medical and cosmetic animal testing is often deemed necessary, no matter how cruel is seems. Until people are ready to eliminate all forms of animal cruelty-- this includes animals that you would eat. Cows, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and goats. All of these animals are routinely subject to worse fates then those of research animals. Crammed in cages, given hormones to make certain body parts abnormally and painfully large, all before being slaughtered.