Animals have existed by human’s side for millions of years, however, recently, certain animals are being used to test human products. Products that are not significant compared to the pain animals such as guinea pigs, dogs, rats; and rabbit are forced to endure. Would testing that one lipstick formula or mascara be worth the agony of a living soul? For some, the answer would be yes, our own selfish needs outweigh their effects on others. Perhaps some people would even be the ones testing on these animals as long as they get paid.
Close genetic animals are heavily regulated to be experimented on. A sleeping pill called “thalidomide, which caused 10,000 babies to be born with severe deformities” happened to be tested and approved for distribution (ProCon, 3). Animal testing does not ensure safety for humans. Animal testing consists of “63 alternative test methods [that] have now been accepted by regulatory authorities” stating the solution of ending animal testing (Stokes, 2). The continuation of animal testing could be harmful to advancements in science.
According to April Klazema-blogger-animals can be force-fed, physically restrained against their will, and deprived of food and water. Also many of the animals used in testing, the welfare act does not protect them.(Klazema) An estimated 90 million animals are killed worldwide for testing each year.(Medicinal Animal Experimentation:Pointless
Have you ever seen the commercials on the television that use scare tactics in making people feel discontent towards the people who treat animals so poorly? Have you ever felt the urge to do something about the well-being of these abused animals? Well, you are not alone, many people around the southern part of the United States of America feel the same way. They want justice for the wrong actions done to the animals that are abused and mistreated. Those people who fight for those animals will most likely go on to fight for animal protection rights in and around the Mississippi area because Mississippi does not prosecute animal abusers as a felony.
Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society.
Countless vaccines have been developed to counter diseases such as polio, chicken pox, and other diseases which used to claim thousands of lives. This was made possible though, by testing different methods and techniques on animals, in order to make sure that it would be safe for humans. The fact cannot be refuted that using animals for medical research has saved a vast amount of human lives. “If all animal experimentation were stopped, the slowdown would be real and the cost would be high… A delay in developing a vaccine [for Malaria] by just one month would kill 225,000 people” (Source D).
Animal testing has been practiced around the 17th century at least and has been used for the majority of scientific testing around the globe. The oldest known experiment with animal testing was with William Harvey 's experiment by demonstrating blood circulation on multiple animal types. Animal testing continued to spread throughout Europe in the 19th century where anesthetics were developed which made the use of animals in testing possible. In 1876, the Cruelty to Animals Act passed. This set limits on animal
If some countries have come up with the idea to take care of animals and have made even groups and organizations against animal abuse why do, they inhumanly abuse animals for testing. Experimental tests on animals its something unessential, and what if results are erroneous and in animals works perfect and on human results badly. As well, we know that the human body its pretty similar to an animal's body. Some doctors say that animal testing can slow down he results for a research or for a product.
Scientists are not only hurting animals in the process but also putting patients’ in danger. “(W) e have cured mice of cancer for decades”... ”It simply didn’t work on humans” (Moore2). It is just a poor predictor of their effect on humans (Hamil 2). Our world has been introduced to so many new methods as to where we can simulate human’s reaction to different experiments.
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.
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.
According to the New England Anti-Vivisection Society the anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings. This would be fair to say that we have spent millions of dollars on testing animals, Okay I’m going to use a scenario let’s say rats alone we spend
The term that is used to describe this is “stress-induced psychosis.” After seeing this footage, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall stated, “In no lab I have visited have I seen so many chimpanzees exhibit such intense fear. The screaming I heard when chimpanzees were being forced to move toward the dreaded needle in their squeeze cages was, for me, absolutely horrifying” (Goodall). This investigation shows that the majority of people accept animal research because they think that animals don’t suffer, and that it’s scientifically necessary. On the contrary, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) science team has methodically looked at the use of animals in research and determined that it is not predictive for humans and is often irrelevant and
The opponents ' evidence is unreliable in that the studies of animal testing were conducted in 2010, and since then, laws and techniques have been changed to help prevent animal cruelty. Since laws have been implemented, scientists are taking precautions to prevent animal cruelty. It is obvious that these precautions are yielding good results because cures are being found. Additionally, it would be even more cruel to test on humans as well as more expensive. There are many consequences to human testing.
They are born with a death wish. Poked and prodded, dreadful day to day protocol. Animals aren’t unlimited test dummies. They were put on this earth to live out their lives just as we are and to take that birthright from them is an injustice in itself. There needs to be laws that make animal testing in The US illegal, and maybe that will set an example for the rest of the world that this is morally incorrect and cruel.