Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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“The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that 's the essence of inhumanity.”-George Bernard Shaw. Around the world, laboratories are located that are designated for experimenting on animals for scientific benefit. There are a variety of mixed feelings on the matter. Some think its cruel and unjust, while others believe its mandatory to be able to obtain useful data. Animal experimentation needs to be stopped because it is harmful to animals and it is non-beneficial to the health of humans. Animal testing and experiments have proven to be very harmful to the health of animals and cause excruciating amounts of pain to be afflicted upon them. The experiments run on creatures have side effects that are not profitable to their well being and often cause them to become sickly and even die. According to the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) over 100 million animals are killed in US laboratories every year for research. Once scientists are finished with the animals, if they’re already dead they dispose of them as if they don’t mean anything. Before the experiment, if scientists need the animals dead, they kill the animals without a second thought by means of making them inhale gas, breaking their spines, crushing their skulls, decapitation and gunshots(Murnaghan), in order to make the death “quick and painless” (Murnaghan). Most animals used in science never make it back out of the laboratory unless
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