Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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Animal testing is the testing or experimentation of products, chemicals, and more on animals. Sometimes animals are used to test beauty products on, as well as new medicines and scientific researches. The animals most commonly used are mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even cats. However, these are not the only animals used in these acts of cruelty, others such as fish, farm animals, dogs, birds, and in some cases monkeys or chimpanzees. Animal testing is cruel and immoral, not to mention inhumane. The animals that are subjected to testing do not have a voice in whether or not they can be tested on, and therefore cannot make their own decision. Most animals that are used in testing have never even seen the outside world because they’ve been poked and prodded at in a metal box their whole lives. According to the Humane Society International website, mIllions of animals are subjected to such testing every year, more than 115 million to be exact. This number might seem like a lot, but, in the US alone about nine out of 10 animals used in animal testing go unrecorded. About 100,000 to 200,000 animals die each year from cosmetic testing alone. Almost another 100 million die due to biology lessons, medical training, curiosity driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, and food exposure. Often times animals are even bred for research and then killed as a surplus. These animals that are killed as surplus are often still used in experimentation before they are

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