there are alternative methods. Animal testing is the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, to assure the safety in medicine, food, cosmetics, and more. It has been around for hundreds of years. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, each year over 100 million innocent animals are tested on in the U. S. alone. The animals that are tested on are, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, marine mammal, primates, pigs, other farm animals, rabbits, sheep, and other species (ProCon.org, “Number of Animals Used for Testing, by Species”).
Argument Speech Attention Getter: Would you believe me if I told you that up to 200,000 animals are killed each year for cosmetic testing, according to Ian Murnaghan dated April 5, 2017? (Connect Topic to Audience) Please raise your hand if you have a pet (pause), so quite a few of you do. I bet some of these pets include cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, or fish. You may not know that all of these animals are commonly used for cosmetic animal testing. Your pets could have been one the unfortunate animals who die each year because of this unnecessary act.
Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.Animal testing is a cruel and inhumane way to obtain research and knowledge. Animals can be very different from humans leaving researchers with poor test results. Animal experimentation is no longer necessary for research because of the abundance of solutions and alternatives to solve this issue and keep animals away from harm. For years, many people have been trying to control the amount of animal experimentation that's going on in society and its finally starting to pay off. Dr. Barnard shares “When I was in medical school at The George Washington University our instructor announced that the next week would include ‘dog lab,’” says Dr. Barnard.
A pro to animal testing is that it doesn 't put humans to harm. If the product used on the animals work, then it may possibly work on the humans, but it isn 't reliable. Animal testing can have both pros and cons to it. Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year. Problem Significance The History of Animal Testing Animal Testing has been around for many years and has been used all over the world.
Now in United States, more than 70 percent of the cows are bred through artificial insemination. In 2001, FDA started analyzing the animal cloning, and the scientists of FDA approved the sale of food from animal cloning as completely safe on January, 2008. Moral issues arise as a result of animal cloning, and people do not buy cloned food items citing moral reasons. They consider animally cloning is morally wrong. Animal cloning is not natural, and moral concerns arise with animal suffering to create clones.
Humans use makeup for special occasions and medicine to help with a sickness. Due to this scientist try to make new makeup and new medicine, and they do this with animals. From a diversity of animal species, to animals of all ages are used in terrifying research and tests. Over 100 million animals die each year just from make up, medical research and testing. Some people hate rodents including mice and rats, but using them for testing is not okay.
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.
“No matter whether it’s someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights” a quote from Brigitte Bardot on animal experimentation. Animal experimentation has been going on for over 300 years and this is just what has been recorded in records. There are many types of test performed on animals:Draize Test: A laboratory test in which a cosmetic or drug is dropped into a rabbit 's eyes, which are held open with clips, to determine the level of irritation. Named after John Henry Draize, a twentieth century pharmacologist with the United States Food and Drug Administration. Also there is the LD50 Test: A toxicity test used in animal testing that is performed until 50 percent of the animals are dead.
2.0 Body Content 2.1 Reduction A way of justifying animal testing is to reduce the number of animals involved in animal testing. In 1970s, 5.5 million of various animals including chimpanzees, dogs, mice, rabbits, monkeys etc. are involve in the medical research field as test subjects for various experiments (PETA, 2014). However, some experiments were not beneficial to the development of the medical field but cost over a million dollar. In the United States of America, 16 billion dollars had been used on animal experimentation- 1.9 million dollars are used on the experimenting on heart diseases on dogs conducted by Ohio State University, 5 million dollars were used on obesity experiments conducted by Oregon National Primate Research Centre, while 16 million dollars were used by Harvard University to fund 1200 individual experiments on drug addiction by using monkeys as test subjects.
We All Have Rights Did you know that about over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year. The reason these animals die is because they are experimented on but half of the time the experiment does not even work. Scientist use animals for medical research to try and find a cure for a disease. All different kind of animals are tested but mostly they are mice, rats, monkeys, and rabbits. Scientist test all different kind of drugs on the animal to see if they can cure the disease the animal has, if it works on the animals it might have a chance to work on humans.