Animal Testing Should Be Banned

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Should Animal Testing Be Banned?

How would you like it if someone just took your special life away and tested on you without feeling even a bit of remorse for you? On July 8, 2011, Libby, was one of almost 250 dogs that were rescued from the Professional Laboratory and Research Services. Pharmaceutical companies paid the laboratory to infest dogs with insects, worms, fleas and ticks and smear their skin with toxic chemicals in tests. Workers kicked, threw and hauled dogs; lifted puppies by their throats. A former supervisor and three former employees of the laboratory were charged on felony cruelty. This brought people to realize the issue and concern of animal safety and the torturous ways animals are being killed and tested on today. In strong belief, animal testing should without a doubt be banned.

To begin with, animals have as much of a right not to be tested on as humans do. According to the Humane Society International, “animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, and killing by neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means.” In addition, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported in 2010 that 97,123 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia for relief. Animals have the right to live so we
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