Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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“Each year, more than 100 million animalsㅡincluding mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birdsㅡare killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing” (“Experiments on Animals”). Scientists and biologists depend on animal testing for the sake of discovering new cures and treatments. What they uncover is transferred and used for treatments to save humans and animals, but the process along the way is grueling for the animals that are poked and prodded. “US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported in 2016 that 71,370 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia for relief” (“Animal Testing”). Animals should not have to suffer through tortuous experiments for scientists and biologists to find safe products, other options are accessible. To begin, testing on animals and practicing on them for scientific research is excessively cruel and inhumane. The animals are coerced through unexplainable torture that no living creature should ever have to endure. According to Animal Testing, “Animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process.” They are forced to undergo the agony that these experiments are causing them, without any input.
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