Testing on Animals For many decades, using animals for testing has become one of the many controversial topics. Experimenting on animals can be beneficial but can be misleading when an animal has a different response than a human. Animals have as much rights as humans do but are still being violated. And even when there has been laws and acts passed to protect them, they are still being used in many laboratories in the United States.
Many cosmetic brands like Kat Von D, Urban Decay, NARS, and Too Faced are 100% cruelty-free. While animals are in captivity for testing, the testers have to pay for housing, feeding and grooming the animals. The costs to do the procedure are pretty high to just throw the animals out afterwards. Because animals are so different than humans in so many ways, they make poor test subjects. They have different bodies, different skin textures which results in different results.
The methods of testing are unethical or give suspect at best. People did not name their kid to keep from being attached. They did that because he / she could of died of a whooping cough. Animal testing saves more lives than it harms. People should get animal
Animal Cruelty comes in several forms, many of which are often overlooked by people on an everyday basis. Animal cruelty is defined as someone hurting or not properly caring for an animal responsibly. A big contributor to this is animal testing, which is the use of animals in research and developmental experiments. In order to fully understand animal testing, a brief history of when and why it was started in the first place.
Some animal testing labs are nice enough to care after the testing, but that does not matter because the animal will continue to go through testings until death. Animals are supposed to be part of family memories or something that can place a smile on someone’s face on a bad day. These continuous testings only bring tears to our eyes or a frown that unfortunately, cannot be turned upside
1) Veterinary schools are now acting ethically in their use of animals in their educational programs. Not only that they are also acting business ethically as well. In the past, they were inhumanely killing animals. They were also leaving many to die. They even required terminal surgeries.
Many human diseases exist in other species also. Cancer, heart failure, asthma, rabies, etc. are natural diseases in many different animals and testing began with animals with cures, preventions, and treatments now available for animals and humans. The polio vaccine used in humans is still used in wild chimps today and was originally tested on primates before it was introduced to humans. The elimination of smallpox is possible because it was originally tested on animal. These are only a few that we contribute to the use of animal testing.
(http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/companies-test-on-animals/) Having these things tested on any animal cannot be good for them. Animals are likely to be killed to test the safety of new chemicals and cleaning products. Often animals are force-fed, have chemicals placed in various areas of their bodies, are forced to inhale smoke/toxic fumes to test how poisonous they really are. (http://www.animalaid.org.uk/h/n/CAMPAIGNS/experiments/ALL/730/)
We wouldn’t subject our pets to burning, starving, and isolation, so why is it okay to subject other animals to this cruel treatment? Animal testing is harmful not only because it is unsafe, but because it poses a question of moral judgement. Testing on animals should be illegal because it is unethical, drugs that pass animal tests are not necessarily safe, and many animals lack the protection required for their safety. Many people are unaware of the torture animals in labs must endure when being tested on.
Now it’s possible to get not only your common house pet, but also wild animals treatment to protect them against Rabies and Parvovirus. Parvovirus is a very deadly disease for
The body of an animal and the body of a human may be similar, but they are not identical. These limitations can cause small side effects to be missed. According to Newsweek, even if a product passes the animal stage, there is only an eight percent chance of the product being approved for humans to use (Ericson). For example, unlike humans, chimpanzees are rarely affected by some diseases, such as hepatitis C, cancer, and malaria, causing a halt for chimpanzee research (Ericson). Paul Furlong, a professor of clinical neuroimaging at Aston University, said that “[it is] very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we’re trying to achieve in the human” (Furlong).
In the end, the minimal protections offered by the AWA and PHS policy provide no real safety or relief to the millions of animals in labs and offer only a false sense of security to the caring public. All it takes is for people to know the facts about animal testing and what truly goes on behind closed doors. If more people understood how it affects the lives of animals, maybe, just maybe their could be a change in the way people think about animal
Why do they do this? In a desperate attempt to find out the toxicity levels of chemicals that are used in makeup, cosmetics, cleaning products, drugs and even different food. These animals are exposed to chemicals that may cause painful eye and skin irritation, creating abnormalities, cancer and death. Animal testing for cosmetics has been banned throughout 28 countries, however cosmetic animal testing still remains legal in most countries.