People still support animal testing even through there are other better ways to test cosmetics and drugs that don’t hurt any living being. Animal testing is unethical to the animals and isn’t as effective as other materials we have access to. Animal testing brings millions of animals a world of pain. It’s cruel and unethical to sentence millions of living and breathing animals to a life of torture and pain. And according to a Listland article, animals used for animal testing aren’t even protected by the animal welfare act, a act that protects research animals from harm.
Several scientists only think how to making their test successfully without knowing that animal they use are being abused and maltreated. Not all tests are relevant to human health. Certain scientific tests can cause human diseases instead of having a good effect. Testing on animals for medical research is not helpful because it can give us wrong answers. Many tests done on animals can provide misleading results.
In the United States alone, more than one million animals die every year from chemical, drug, or cosmetic testing. Is our vanity really worth the inhumane suffering of millions of animals around world? Just like my photo of monkeys being restrained and forced to participate in unjust testing? Animal testing in cosmetics should be discontinued because animals ' lives are being wasted, animals will not always have the same reactions as humans, and there are so many other alternatives that are more beneficial than testing on animals. However, there is an abundance of animal testing happening today that only leads to the high demand of animal lives.
Usually all or most of them are inhume and harmful to animals. Mainly the only use of bigger animals such as monkeys is so they don’t die as quick as the smaller, weaker animals such as mice. According to the article “adverse reactions to cosmetics and methods of testing” there are 8 major types of tests. All 8 of these tests have been legalized and the FDA does not care for the suffering that these animals go through each and every day and looks the other way. Many countries are considering on the banning of this horrific animal testing, such as Norway, Israel, and India.
“Animal testing for cosmetics and toiletries has long been banned in the UK, and as of March 2013, the sale of cosmetics whose ingredients have been tested on animals has also been banned across the European Union – a huge step forward.” Unfortunately, in some countries – China, for example – it’s compulsory for any company that sells cosmetics to pay for its products to be tested on animals. This means that some businesses that were cruelty-free for years have turned their backs on their ethical policies and started testing on animals in order to reach this lucrative market. Animals should be treated like this for human’s beauty
Another item of importance is that ninety-five percent of animals are not protected under a protection law of animal captivity. Unfortunately, there are few people can do about it. Furthermore, there is the toxic substance control act; to reduce and replace medications. Yet, many companies are not listing and using illegal drugs on animals. Another reason why they misuse animals is that there are used in the classrooms around the nation for dissection.
Now in the 21st century, animals are constantly being tested on, but it is not just so we can understand how the body works. Now animals are tested to see if the chemicals in cosmetics will burn humans or to find cures for diseases. Many of the tests that are performed on animals that are proved effective on animals do not work on humans. Unfortunately, many people do not know this and continue to support animal testing. Many of the methods that are used are cruel to the animal and makes them suffer.
The claim that animals are being treated badly in the labs are false in some experiments. A lot of big scientists have enforced that these animals should be treated with respect and dignity. “A multitude of laws and regulations set by oversight entities are in place in the U.S. to ensure that the animals used in research are treated humanely” (Cline and Sanchez, 56 - 58). These animals are safe without a doubt and who ever treats them badly will probably have to suffer the consequences considering there is a law against
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.
Most animal experiments do not contribute to human health simply due to the fact that physiological reactions to drugs vary enormously from species to species. The FDA has noted that 92 percent of all drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal tests fail in human trials because they don't work or are dangerous. Today you can become a medical surgeon without harming animals. Nearly 95 percent of U.S. medical schools do not use any animals to train medical students. Medical students are trained with human patient simulators, interactive computer programs and clinical experience.