Disadvantages Of Animal Testing

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What is Animal Testing? Animal testing, also known as animal testing, animal research and in vivo testing, refers to testing on non-human animals. Animals can be tested on areas such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, drug testing pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals to make sure of the safety and effectiveness of those areas. Almost every type of animal testing can cause mental and/or physical pain to the animals used in the experiment. Sometimes, animal testing can be just about an animal natural behavior, like watching a mouse run through a maze. Most of the time, the animals used are killed at the end of the experiment, but some animals are reused in other experiments. Animal testing can be conducted at universities,…show more content…
Countries that Allow Some Types of Animal Testing The European Union, which consists of 28 states, became the first countries to ban animal testing on cosmetics and the import of cosmetics tested on animals. The European Union also banned testing of finished products on animals and animal tested ingredients. The European Union also hopes for other countries to ban animal testing as animal tested products can still be sold outside the 28 states of the European Union. Norway also banned animal testing in their nation the same time the European Union banned animal testing. Animal testing was banned in all areas except pharmaceuticals, though some pharmaceuticals are used cosmetically. However, cosmetics that have already been legally tested on animals were continued to be sold in Norway’s market. Israel became the third country to ban the import, marketing and sale of any cosmetics, toiletries or detergents whose manufacturing process involves animal testing, India was the first country in Asia to ban animal testing on cosmetics. If any person or company owner was caught to be using animal testing, they could be jailed for 3-10 years and be fined $10-$200 Singapore…show more content…
Even if the animal was not harmed during the experiment, many of the animals used must be killed at the end of the experiment. Millions of animals were used in animal testing, which means that millions of animals were killed by animal research. If we were to vastly reduce animal experimentation, many behaviorally abnormal animals, often mice or rats, might be readily moveable into the pet trade. Even if the opposition counterargument, that animals lack the capacity to truly suffer, is believed, research should none the less be banned in order to prevent the death of millions
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