Animal testing is mandatory for human existence. Animal testing helps develop life saving cures, animals also benefit from it, and some products must be tested on animals before they can be released in stores. First, according to the text, “ Animal research has also contributed to major advances in understanding and treating conditions such as breast cancer, brain injury, childhood leukemia, cystic fibrosis, malaria, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis and many others” (Should Animals Be Used 3). These life saving cures and treatments have made life easier. Imagine how many more cures we could have with animal testing.
Poisoning, shocking, burning, and killing animals is what happens in labs all around the world and most people support it because they think it can benefit us or think there just some dumb animals.But that’s not true these dumb animals that people are testing on are living breathing creatures that have emotions and can feel pain.Animals should not go through such suffering and to back up what I am trying to prove here are three reasons why animals should not be tested on. Wait! Hold up just one minute, before you put on your make up and perfume did you ever stop to think where all of your make up, soap, perfume, and cleaning products even come from? (My mom and I always make sure we try and buy makeup products that are not tested on animals) Sure you bought it from a store but I mean before that and how the store knew it was safe to sell. It came from a lab were most make up, perfume, soap, and cleaning products are made and tested.
Animal testing kills and tortures millions of animals each year. One of the most ruthless and lethal test is the toxicity test. Many different cosmetic companies use toxicity test on animals to see what kind of reactions are caused by the chemicals in their products. According to the document “Easy on the Eyes” mascara testing involves applying products to animal’s eyes to determine toxicity. The toxicity test is very inhumane and usually leads to blindness and death.
First, each year more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Before their deaths,some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, others are immobilized in restraint devices for hours. Some have holes drilled into their skulls and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed .
Animal Testing Animal testing should be used for scientific purposes because in the time it has been around, treatments and products have been improved to help us live our lives as healthy as we can. We should be thankful for testing because by doing so, the safety in our products increase. Animal testing may seem cruel and wrong, but it has been proven to help with medical and scientific research. This also helps scientists with their understanding of certain medical treatments and products for other human uses. It also plays an important part in finding new information about diseases, their development, cures, and ways to get rid of them.
Animals all around the world are tested, and many have died during the experiment. They can be tested for makeup to medication. Scientists use animals to test toxic chemicals, and to develop new surgery techniques. I find that we should look out for the animals and their rights. The first national law was the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966.
In the 1950’s a wonder drug named thalidomide was released before being tested on any living organisms. It was later found the drug was not good for people after 10,000 children were born with missing limbs and malformations (Hajar,2011). over the years laws have been made so that a drug must go through many forms of testing to prove that it is safe for human consumption. The most common way to test whether a drug or substance is useful to humanity is animal testing. For many decades people have been using animals for research and testing of drugs and various other types of research.
All of these companies are just a fraction of companies that test their products on animals such as mice, rabbits, primates, cats, and dogs. Yes even man’s best friend isn’t exempt from being injected with drugs and diseases in the name of science. These companies have continued their evil in the dark, in countries with little to no regulation on animal testing. The only way to stop these companies from experimenting on and abusing animals is to show them that they no longer operate in the shadows, but their wrongdoings are on display for the world to see, and that the world does not like what it sees. We must patronize companies with principles, and encourage others to follow.
So the issue of animal testing is very controversial, can we imagine ourselves in a small cage being tested on chemicals without knowing the results whether they are going to help or kill us ??? Or animal testing should be banned or not ?? Animal testing is really important to its effect on the medical side , its influence on commercial side and there is no alternatives for using animals. Opponents for animal testing argue that animal tests do not reliably obtain results in human beings. Also drugs and vaccines applied on animals fail on human clinical trails.
The practice of animal testing is a very debatable topic. “Each year, more than 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in U.S. laboratories” (Experiments). “The term “animal testing” refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases assessing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and/or environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals” (About). There is numerous pros and cons for using animals in experiments for humans for our everyday needs. There is different pros for animal testing including helping researchers to find drugs and treatments, help ensure safety of drugs, there are no other testing alternatives, and it provides an opportunity to examine a complete life cycle.