Should Animals Be Used For Commercial Or Scientific Testing? “If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on poor animals who hasn’t done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing it perfume irritates a bunny rabbit’s eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson eyes and ask him if it hurt.” -Ellen DeGeneres,The history of commercial testing has gone back in the United Kingdom since the 17th century with Harvey’s experiments on numerous animal species aiming to demonstrate blood circulation. Every year more than two thousand monkeys are flown to Britain to be tested on. Over three thousand procedures, for illness like Parkinson's disease and Dementia. Testing on primates is very small part of animal research carried out of Britain less than one percent of four million procedures involve monkeys (Understanding Animal Research). Animal should not be used for commercial testing for these following reasons: animal testing is cruel and inhumane, most experiments waste the lives of animals subjects, animal testing are expensive, and the test don't have reliable prediction are results in a human. Furthermore, It not fair for animals because they don’t have rights, but they have a laws for being cruel to animals. So they think this is not cruelty to animal, it is …show more content…
Every year in the U.S, approximately 100 million are tormented and killed in experiments. Based on the NIH's 2014 budget, this accounts for than 12 billion in taxpayer money. They are using hard earned taxpayer money that was used to kill innocent animals. The government is research dollars to test on animals. Wasting all this money that can be use on something else, but instead on testing on animals that are dieing a slow death. By using the government research dollars on animal test they can use it on useful diseases like these following diseases: AIDS, Polio, Smallpox, Ebola, and Malaria
I think that animal testing should not be allowed, and here is why… Animal testing is cruel. They are put through devastating processes, just because we don 't want to hurt ourselves by testing the products ourselves. The Humane Society International says that most animals are forced to eat, drink, and in many cases are not allowed to do either one. When animals are testing shampoos, conditioners, and cosmetics, their eyes may be held open for days to see if their eyes become irritated. Just because animals´ bodies do not react to something, doesn 't mean that it is safe for us.
Animals in Research and Testing According to PETA, the animals who are in research and testing “shake and cower in fear whenever someone walks past their cages and their blood pressure spikes drastically. After enduring lives of pain, loneliness and terror, almost all of them will be killed,” (“Animal Testing 101”). Animal-testing is the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, especially for purposes of determining the safety of substances, such as foods, beauty products, and/or drugs. Although animal research plays a crucial role in experiments focused on disease treatments and preventions, it is cruel, inhumane, and should be stopped. This is an act that should be banned and prohibited in all states and countries
According to April Klazema-blogger-animals can be force-fed, physically restrained against their will, and deprived of food and water. Also many of the animals used in testing, the welfare act does not protect them.(Klazema) An estimated 90 million animals are killed worldwide for testing each year.(Medicinal Animal Experimentation:Pointless
Animal Testing: Bloody Secret behind beauty It is true that cosmetics are routinely tested on animals before they are cleared for human use. Most of people don’t know the reality of animal testing, they just want to know the effectiveness of the products. Animal testing in cosmetics and other products affects our society, we must understand and try to solve this problem. Animal testing is widely used to develop new cosmetics and test the safety of the products. However, these tests or experiments can cause animals pain and suffering.
In the United States, 26 million animals are used for scientific and commercial testing (procon.org, 2017). Researchers experiment on animals to test medicines, products and treatments to determine whether or not such things would be safe for humans (sites.psu.edu, 2015). When most people hear about animal experimentation, they think of lab rats. However there are many other animals that are subjected to inhumane testing. According to PETA, millions of animals are killed every year including, mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds (peta.org, 2017).
Every year, millions of animals were suffering or killed due to scientific research. Some animal rights groups suggest that we should ban animal experiments because use animals for experimentation is cruel and animals should have the same right of living as human beings. A report from U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. There are some other people believe that the death of animals will help and save millions of human lives. Personally I believe that the experimentation on animals for scientific and medical should not be stopped.
Animals are our friends Should animals be used for scientific or commercial testing? Absolutely not! Next time you buy your makeup make sure you check where it’s from. Also I bet you have no idea how bad these animals are treated during testing or how many animals are killed in a year because of testing. There are over 100 million animals being killed in the U.S every year.
A very good example of why we need to test on animals is the Thalidomide Disaster. In the 1950s-60s The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ran tests to determine if it was safe to use. The Thalidomide drug was given out to pregnant women to help cure morning sickness. Instead of helping, it killed many babies, and approximately 15,000 babies were born with limb defects. This drug was tested on animals, but all the necessary test were not ran to insure the safety of consumer.
There are hundreds of brands that test on animals for cosmetics, and not one of them is humane. Cosmetic animal testing has been a controversial issue for years. The first documented test on an animal was done in the mid 1850s by Charles Darwin. Soon in 1922, animal testing allowed insulin to be isolated from dogs (Murnaghan). In 1938, the United States passed the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic act, after an incident with a woman’s mascara led her to become blind.
Animals Testing Is animal testing necessary?. Should we ban expending animals in medical research or not?. More than 26 million animals are used in different countries like the United States and Canada. Animal testing may by defining as the use of animals in experiments and research that seeks to control the variable that impacts the behavior or biological system under study. Using large number of animals is mainly meant to find treatments and cure for certain diseases.
Animals lives matter. Animals are an important aspect of life on earth. Animal testing can lead to animal extinction, decrease in certain species, and is all around not healthy for animals. Animals are tested on by cosmetic brands, household product brands and self care product and brands as well. Clorox, M.A.C Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson, and many more popular brands test their products on animals.
It is true that animal testing requires a lot of investment. Not only that money is spent on advanced technologies, it is also spent to pay for scientists’ expertise on this particular field. In order for the scientists to do their research, they need suitable equipment and substances. Every year, the National institutes of Health finances between $12 billion to $14.5 billion on animal testing as indicated in a study done by the government (Bastach, 2013). Besides, scientists need to consider the fact that animals need to be sheltered, fed and cared for to keep them alive.
Humans experiment on other animals for a number of reasons, from understanding the body and organs to discovering world altering vaccines and medicines. The origins of animal testing in the United States can be traced back to the 1950’s. According to Kathleen Conlee, vice president of animal research issues at the Humane Society of the United States, and Andrew Rowan, president of the Humane Society International, animal testing first began when vast numbers of primates were captured to help develop a polio vaccine. Once a vaccine was created, researchers began using the excess animals to perform other experiments and research queries (Conlee & Rowan S31). Nowadays, drug and chemical research companies widely apply animal experimentation.
As stated above, animals should be continued to be used in research testing because it leads to more vaccinations for humans and animals. In “Use of Animals in Biomedical Research”, the American Medical Association states “A longer lifespan has been achieved, decreased infant mortality has occurred, effective treatments have been developed for many