Animal Testing Satire

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Cosmetic testing on animals is unnecessary when it comes to consumer wants. Defenseless animals should not have to suffer through useless experimentations of cosmetics. Millions of animals have painful deaths every year, because people are allowing this to happen. Since these experiments are an ancient way of testing, the animals’ deaths are in vain. They’re not the most accurate results, and there are other ways to avoid this without the cost of beauty. On June 23, 2015, Congress urged to ban any cruel animal testing in the United States of America. If the passage of the Humane Cosmetics Act were to happen, then the United States would fall in line with more than thirty other countries that have already implemented similar bans. While our …show more content…

When a person walks in a beauty store such as Sephora or Ulta, and they buy a twenty two dollar eyeshadow, then that’s just more money for them to spend on animal testing. That’s why a lot of cosmetic products are highly expensive, and societies everywhere are contributing whether they are consciously aware of it or not. Everyone’s tax dollars play a huge role as well. In 2010, the National Institutes of Health was recorded to use forty percent of its budget on animal testing. That equals to about sixteen billion dollars of the United States taxpayers’ money. If this amount of money sounds incredibly outrageous to you, then imagine what it has grown to now. It has been close to six years since that number was last recorded. There is no doubt that those numbers have increased by a lot since the population is always growing. On a more positive note, Peta has come up with a theoretical idea of how the United States could spend the sixteen billions dollars wisely. This nation could always use more improvements in the education area, so three hundred and eighty thousand dollars could go into hiring more teachers. One million and six hundred thousand dollars could go to help homeless veterans, and two million and two hundred thousand dollars could go to the seniors who go to bed hungry every night. Citizens should focus on building and mending this …show more content…

The other ninety-nine percent of animals are mice, rats, birds, and cold-blooded animals. These animals are not covered by even the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act, so that is why they go unaccounted for. Everywhere in European countries, rats, mice, birds, and cold-blooded animals are not excluded. A petition was requested by the Alternative Research and Development Foundation to include the protection of the rats, mice, birds, and cold-blooded animals in the Animal Welfare Act. The United States Department of Agriculture agreed to amend the Animal Welfare Act and to regulate it within a reasonable time. The case began on September 27, 2001, and it ended four years later. Even though the United States Department of Agriculture agreed to revise the act, the definition for “animal” still did not include and does not protect these out casted

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