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. For many people, animals are pets or companions to them whether it’s a dog, a hamster or a bunny.
Beauty guru 's on widespread social media like Youtube highly promote cruelty-free brands and all the reasons why they do. 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.
Most diseases can be helped or cured. 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.
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. Biomedical research is the most basic form of animal testing.
If the animal is lucky enough to survive, they are either placed in some of the cruelest conditions or even released into the wild. 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.
Clorox, M.A.C Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson, and many more popular brands test their products on animals. (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. The harm animals undergo includes being infected with diseases they would not otherwise be susceptible to, electrocution, and having their spines crushed.
Not only does testing help humans, it also leads to developing life saving medical treatments for animals as well. 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