Animals are living creatures that have feelings just like a human being. Animals are not like us on the physical part, but that doesn’t mean that we have the right to kill, hurt or even experiment with them. If you ever had a pet or knew someone related to you who had a pet, they’d probably always be talking about how kind, sweet, beautiful, and lovely their animals are. Animal are even used to test products such as Shampoos, perfumes and cosmetics. Those products aren’t like the ones we use, they have different types of chemicals and they try them on the animals to see if it will affect us.
Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
Animal testing is just killing animals for no reason because there will always be the first human to test a new drug or cosmetic. So, using animals is really useless because just because a drug is safe for an animal does not mean it will necessarily be accurate and safe for humans. PISC scientist Gilly Stoddard says “it is unconscionable that animals are dying as a result of the failure to update testing guidelines.” (O’Driscoll 8) Animals should not be dying because humans are using them for inaccurate tests.
The majority of people do not know the truth behind animal testing. The animals living conditions do not have regulations, so they are treated cruelly. Also the tests conducted on them are extremely unnecessary. Millions of animals are killed for experiments that are driven by idiotic curiosity. Also the results of these tests are close to and even sometimes have a zero success rate.
Hundreds of animals are being hurt everyday, but that can be stopped by eliminating animal testing.The Animal Welfare Act does not cover rats, mice, fish, or birds which are 95% of those animals are being used. Over 115 million dogs, cats, rabbits, and other mammals suffer and die every year, from animal testing. Although some people might say that animal experiments have contributed to many life saving treatments, animal testing should not be used, because it is unreliable, expensive and inhumane. Some people might say that some animals are similar to humans in many ways; however, most are not which is why animal experiments are unreliable. According to the article from NCBI ¨Laboratory procedures and conditions exert influences on animals’ physiology and behaviors that are difficult to control and that can ultimately impact research outcomes¨ (Beauchamp).
It’s merciless to breed and cultivate millions animals for experimentation only to throw them away afterwards, especially when the information gathered from those experiments can be profoundly inaccurate and a waste of resources. The NIH, a government granting agency, used about $30 billion in 2012 to fund for research and development that included animal testing. Animal experimentation can be avoided in total with the sophisticated alternative and technologies that are available today. Since there are a profusion of alternatives to avoid the inhumane use of animal testing, animal testing in cosmetics should be prohibited entirely. In the long run, if cosmetic products cannot be labeled safe through animal testing, then there is no feasible reason to continue with the horrendous
Animals have existed by human’s side for millions of years, however, recently, certain animals are being used to test human products. Products that are not significant compared to the pain animals such as guinea pigs, dogs, rats; and rabbit are forced to endure. Would testing that one lipstick formula or mascara be worth the agony of a living soul? For some, the answer would be yes, our own selfish needs outweigh their effects on others. Perhaps some people would even be the ones testing on these animals as long as they get paid.
Cruel Captivity Animals caged in zoos are prisoners that never committed even one crime. Many people believe keeping wild animals captive in zoos is harsh and unnecessary, while others believe there are valid reasons to continue this archaic exploit. Confining wild animals in pens that are not remotely similar to their natural habitats does not educate the public about their existence, conserve their population, or provide a favorable quality of life for them; it is a cruel and unnecessary act of human selfishness. Zoo enthusiasts believe the public is educated about the animals they house. In fact, there was a time in history when that may have been true.
There are many cruelty-free brands, that are seemingly one-hundred percent against animal testing. However, many cruelty-free brands are owned by larger parent companies that do test on animals. For example; NYX, The Body Shop, IT Cosmetics, and Urban Decay are all cruelty-free brands owned by the parent company L’Oreal (crueltyfreekitty.com). L’Oreal does test on animals; this makes supporting the brands under it a harder decision. One of the reasons why people support these brands is because they hope that the parent company will take the hint.
Yes testing may be necessary to get us medicine but is it worth killing or harming animals? Animal testing is not worth the cost of life. Animals are used for scientist to test out theories, medicine, and other life saving material. But more than a million animals are killed each year just for test. Those animals include mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds.