Animal testing is unethical to the animals and isn’t as effective as other materials we have access to. Animal testing brings millions of animals a world of pain. It’s cruel and unethical to sentence millions of living and breathing animals to a life of torture and pain. And according to a Listland article, animals used for animal testing aren’t even protected by the animal welfare act, a act that protects research animals from harm. The animals that have to go through being burned, choked, and drowned half to death aren’t even given any pain medication to reduce the pain.
Unfortunately, there are few people can do about it. Furthermore, there is the toxic substance control act; to reduce and replace medications. Yet, many companies are not listing and using illegal drugs on animals. Another reason why they misuse animals is that there are used in the classrooms around the nation for dissection. Around six million animals each year are used for dissection.
This law intended to defend those who cannot speak for themselves, doesn’t do everything it needs to. One of the first cosmetic tests was the Draize eye irritation test. This test is usually performed on rabbits, and a substance is dripped into their eyes to test for redness, bleeding ulcers, blindness, and other signs of damage. The results of these tests are irreversible, leaving rabbits and other animals left with long term damage. There are also skin irritability tests, where the skin of what is usually a rabbit or a guinea pig is shaved, and the product is dripped onto the skin.
Do you know that a lot of the products we use on a daily basis involve some type of animal testing? Products that we use every single day are tested on animals such as Windex, Post-it notes, and even Vaseline. Animals have been used for testing since the old ages and a lot of scientists depend on the use of these animals for the development of scientific research. But is the use of animals for scientific purposes really necessary in creating these products? Even though some may say that the use of animal testing has contributed greatly to scientific research it isn 't really worth the risk and torture towards them.
Imagine an animal testing laboratory, what comes to mind? Cheerful bunnies running around while the scientists get ready to wash them with the newest non-FDA approved shampoo? In a perfect world, maybe, but in our world, animals in laboratories are subject to live in cages, deprived of common needs, and endure painful injuries. Most don’t realize the harsh reality that comes with animal experimentation. Over 100 million animals are used each year to test new chemicals and drugs for proper human use and consumption.
Human beings desperately need animal testing for the development of cures as well as for the sake of civilisation. If it wasn’t for animal testing, human beings would not be alive today. Animal testing has played a significant role in developing numerous medications that are absolutely necessary for us to live such as antibiotics, penicillin, and
Not all tests are relevant to human health. Certain scientific tests can cause human diseases instead of having a good effect. Testing on animals for medical research is not helpful because it can give us wrong answers. Many tests done on animals can provide misleading results. Animals die or suffer every single day in laboratories without any protection from grievous test.
This shows that animal testing is necessary to find cures, and save lives and we as people are making laws to do what is safe, right and responsible to get the answers we need. Animals are being used for testing in a thoughtful way. When a drug is approved to be tested on an animal, animal tests are done. If the results show a drug can help, it is then tested on humans.
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated,” a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. Animal testing has been around since ancient times with the Greek and Romans. Aristotle and Erasistratus were the first documented to perform experiments on animals between the years 384 and 258 BCE. Since the 1600’s, many people have debated on whether it is morally correct or wrong to test on animals. While testing on animals might help humans slightly, is it what we should do?
My photo of the wounded bunny is a great example of this scenario because a vast amount of bunnies are used to test the same product and yet all of them come out with different effects. The Journal of the American Medical Association even stated that “poor replication of even high-quality animal studies should be expected by those who conduct clinical research.” Consequently, inadequate test results do not guarantee consumer safety, which is why animal testing in cosmetics is deemed unnecessary. The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t even require animal tests to prove that a cosmetic is safe. There is a plethora of alternatives to animal testing that has been proven safe and dependable for years.