Tons of animals die every year in our country and even across the globe because of animal testing. Animal testing should be stopped because testing is considered cruel, unreliable, and animals can suffer just like humans. To begin, animal death occurs every year in the U.S. According to PETA’s article “Animal Testing 101”, Approximately 100 million animals or more suffer and die throughout the U.S. every year in harsh chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics test (PETA.org). The process of animal testing
In fact, more than 100 million animals are killed each year during scientific and commercial testing, in the U.S alone. Since animal testing is cruel, inhumane, and alternative testing methods now exist, we should discontinue animal testing once and for all. For these reasons, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of human products. To begin with, animal testing is cruel, inhumane and it violates animals’ rights. The USDA reported that in 2016, 71,370 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia at all for relief.
But that’s not the only case of medical testing gone wrong. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, a clinical trial of Hepatitis B drug fialuridine had to be stopped because it caused severe liver damage in seven patients, five of whom died. It had been tested on animals first. The multiple claims of medicine tested on animals bringing harm to the very people it was designed to help shows that testing on animals poses a threat to not just animals, but humans as well. It 's a moot point to bring suffering to a living being if the reasoning behind the harm is
Critics believe that Benefit to humans does not justify the harm to animals. Scientists are labeled as cruel by animal rights supporters because they are causing animals to suffer and die in their experiments no matter if they are medical experiments or not. Millions of rats, cats, mice, and other animals are looked inside the scientific labs. They ache with loneliness and suffer in pain. All they can do is wait for the next experiment to begin .
Animals ache in pain, are scared, and experience horrid side effects (animal testing 101).From the stress some animals start biting themselves, spinning in circles, rocking back and forth, and pulling out their own fur. More than 100 million animals suffer and die each year in the US from animal testing mainly because of these tests: harsh drug, cosmetic, chemical, and food (animal testing 101). Millions of animals such as mice, rats, rabbits, cats, and dogs (e.t.c) are locked in cages in laboratories across the country. When in cages animals shake and cringe when someone approaches along with their blood pressure spiking dramatically. The animals are locked in cages like prisoners are locked in their cells.
There are systems that allow scientists to test skin reactions on three-dimensional human skin, using EpiDerm and SkinEthic. (Society, New England Anti-Vivisection.) Many people choose to simply not purchase products that test on animals. Going to brands that are "cruelty-free" help show the other businesses that they do not support what they do. Beauty guru 's on widespread social media like Youtube highly promote cruelty-free brands and all the reasons why they do.
Whether it is the site of a puppy howling for the first time or cats getting stuck inside boxes, they are just adorable. The sad thing is that countless animals are being experimented on and the either killed or kept in captivity. These animals are being killed because the testing is too harmful or something goes wrong with the animal (such as blindness or failure of lungs/heart) that the labs just kill them immediately and bring in the next animal to be tested on. Examples of the harshness animals go through in an experiment is force feedings, repeated surgeries on unhealed wounds, implanted wires in brains, crushing of the spines, and so much more. If the animal is lucky enough to survive, they are either placed in some of the cruelest conditions or even released into the wild.
Animal testing is a very debatable issue. 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 for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. It has gone on for many years, and it is not right. Cosmetics shouldn’t be tested on animals, also animals should not be used for scientific testing. This issue has been going on for long time, and it should be taken care of.
During animal testing, many animals are killed after experimenting on them and the others remain alive with injuries and in captivity. 95% of the animals tested are not protected by Animal Welfare Act including mice, fish and birds and they are all suffering abuse and mistreatment. Even with the protection provided by the Animal Welfare Act, some horrific cases of animal abuse in the laboratories wasn’t prevented. Some people also find it immoral to test and experiment on animals for the human benefit saying that animals have feelings and do suffer like humans which makes it unfair to experiment on them what cannot be experimented on humans only because they do not have the ability to express their feelings. However, animal rights supporters only oppose scientists but not the farmers who kill animals daily for food but call the scientists cruel for killing animals for the advancement of medical field although, 99% of animals killed are by farmers while only 1% are by scientists (Ian, Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?).
Zoos treat animals poorly, care more about profit, and rob them from having normal lives. First, zoos treat their animals very poorly and are cruel to them. For example, an article from ABC News.go talks about a sloth bear at the Toledo Zoo that died of dehydration because zoo officials thought she was pregnant. They denied food and water for weeks. The zoo animals have to live in tiny, filthy, and barren enclosures.
Animal Testing Should we do it? Animal Testing has many harmful effects. Animal Testing has been used for over 100 years for many different reasons and purposes. Cosmetic Animal testing (which is the most common use of Animal Testing) has been banned in the European Union, India, Israel, and Norway. Here are a few ideas why we should not do it, Animals are very different from human beings and therefore make poor test subjects.
Unfortunately Alive Millions of innocent people died in the many years Holocaust of 1933. In 2016, millions of innocent animals die every day during mass slaughter and experimentation as David Sztybel said in "Can the Treatment of Animals be Compared to the Holocaust?". Animals have been treated cruelly ever since the Ancient Greeks and Romans viewed them solely as possessions, but the first humane society against animal cruelty was founded in 1824(animal rights). Soon after, the start of animal testing began and said societies had to intervene. However, their attempts weren 't as successful as they had hoped because animal rights are still being fought for today.
The public turning against these dogs really gave them a bad name. In the 1980s, pit bulls were known as a super-predator. The media started filling the public’s head with rumor’s about the dog’s behavior and anatomy (Delise 96). That is when the images of these dogs became so intense that even the people who owned one of them would be affected. These people would then euthanize their dogs in fear that they would turn against them (Delise 97).
Worldwide the number of beef cattle being slaughtered who were contaminated with strains of E. Coli ranged from 2.1 to 70.1% (Clark). Diseases that can infect humans have been manifesting within the beef cattle industry for decade resulting in thousands of deaths for humans. Two of more common infections include E. Coli and Mad Cow Disease both of which are consequences of how cattle are raised and treatment in factory farms. Because of the lack of procedures being followed and standards being upheld, meat becomes contaminated, and humans consume the meat which leads to many deaths with the food industry to blame. E. Coli is a disease that colonizes in the gastrointestinal tract of cows.
The animal testing controversy has been a big one, it is no way beneficial to society nor is it humane for animals. Animals are subjected to excruciating experiments daily. Countries such as Israel and India have stopped animal testing as well as Britain. “…countless animals are experimented on and then killed…” (Murnaghan 1). Animals are subjected to confined rooms all of their lives, used in painful experiments and then disposed of as if they are an inanimate object.