Down With Animal Testing There are certain things about animal testing that the community doesn’t know. Some people know what happens to those animals and they don’t want to face what happens. The inhumane treatment of animals used for research is well documented. There are many pros and cons considering the use of the animals in medical research. Animals shouldn’t be used for testing because it’s inhumane and it will make the population go down.
Most testing of animals is unnecessary and undertaken purely because of curiosity instead of the need to find cures to illnesses. Animal testing should be banned to protect the rights of animals since they cannot protest, speak up, or have any say in the situation. Animals suffer the abuse from harmful experiments to supposedly provide us with new cures which hardly occurs. We would not sacrifice one disabled child’s life in hope to save 1,000 children, so why sacrifice the life of an animal in hope to find a cure for an illness. Most advances in medical sciences have been through human testing and not through animal testing.
Would you standby watching if you saw anyone getting tortured? The disadvantage of animal testing is that they are unethical to use for our selfish purposes in products that might be a part of our everyday lives. Animal testing is not the solution to getting the results that we need in our experiments. With this in mind, should animal testing still be permitted for scientific research? I believe strongly that animal testing should not be permitted for research purposes because animals have senses and feeling just like humans, tests on animals show different results on humans due to the fact that they are biologically different, and it has many negative environmental consequences.
Animal Rights Some people assume that just because animals cannot speak that they cannot feel pain. It is not okay to torture living beings that have their own thoughts and breathe the exact same air us humans breathe. It is unjust and selfish to stand by and take no action while everyday hundreds if not thousands of innocent animals die without reason. No matter how much fur or how many limbs the creature has; it should be treated as equal as a person. A heart beat is a heartbeat regardless of the body it’s in.
“No matter whether it’s someone from the political left or right, we just need a voice to stand up and defend animal rights” a quote from Brigitte Bardot on animal experimentation. Animal experimentation has been going on for over 300 years and this is just what has been recorded in records. There are many types of test performed on animals:Draize Test: A laboratory test in which a cosmetic or drug is dropped into a rabbit 's eyes, which are held open with clips, to determine the level of irritation. Named after John Henry Draize, a twentieth century pharmacologist with the United States Food and Drug Administration. Also there is the LD50 Test: A toxicity test used in animal testing that is performed until 50 percent of the animals are dead.
Hundreds of lives have been saved along with hundreds of animal lives. The testing of animals has prevented millions of cases of over 200 diseases within animals. In humans, the development of vaccinations for multiple diseases has come from animal testing. This article’s purpose was to tell the achievements that animal testing has accomplished over the years. It also showed that animal testing does not only help humans but animals too.
One of the reasons animals should not be tested on is because there are tons of animals suffering and gasping for air from scientists giving animals drugs, just to see if the drug worked. This is a cruel and unnecessary process that needs to be stopped. For example, in the database article “Should we still allow medical drugs to be tested on animals” states,“it's cruel, sick and wrong to test drugs on animals”. This shows that animal testing is not necessary, even for the least harmful test possible. It is cruel to test things on animals and scientists definitely need to find a different way to test things.
There are several reasons the animals are euthanized and it depends on each case. The major cause of animal euthanasia is the overpopulation of the shelter. Euthanizing the animal is the only method to reduce the population in the shelter and control the number of different species. Some of the animals are euthanized due to severely ill or prevent an outbreak or a disease. Some are euthanized because of behavioral problems such as aggressive.
Another form of animal cruelty is scientists and companies using animals as test subjects. Animal testing is extremely dangerous because the products tested on them are not 100% safe. Dogs, cats and monkeys are examples of test subjects for companies. Animal cruelty does not only affect animals, it affects humans as well. Animals that are abused tend to be aggressive or traumatized and these animals can lash out at any human at any given time.
Conducting these experiments only make animals seem like tools used for the progress of humanity, stripping away the factor that they possess the same right to life we abuse every day. Results are not promised, however pain and distress on the animal’s part is guaranteed which proves that animal testing is an unnecessary evil. Secondly, animal testing is not only dangerous for the animals themselves but also for the humans that consume the drug once it is released in to the market. Animals are physically and biologically different to humans. Only 5-25% of the substances that are harmful to humans are damaging to the