Abstract Human life is precious, then how about animals? Ending human life is considered as unethical and this is against the law. However, this does not apply to animals. Even though most families treat their animals as part of their family members, animal euthanasia is still a controversial issue nowadays. Millions of dogs are euthanized in each year and several methods are used by the veterinarian to put the animal to death.
The most common form of animal cruelty is abandonment of animals by heartless owners that treat them like they are a piece of trash. Every year, thousands of animals are discarded onto the streets with no food or care. Animals that have been neglected by their owners roam around the streets and eventually die due to starvation or some kind of disease unless they are rescued. Animals are not something that cannot be thrown away so easily, because they have rights as well and we need to treat them the way they should be treated. Another form of animal cruelty is scientists and companies using animals as test subjects.
That is not a justified answer, it is NOT okay to watch as thousands of animals get mutated by lab tests and then have to be destroyed because they are now labeled as "chemical waste". These are living beings with hearts that beat just like our own. Sadly, not everyone cares for the lives of these creatures and many of these monstrous acts continue every day. There are organizations such as PETA that do their best to shut down animal testing facilities and laboratories. Protesters stand outside of testing sites with signs while chanting to let the animals go.
In fact, more than 100 million animals are killed each year during scientific and commercial testing, in the U.S alone. Since animal testing is cruel, inhumane, and alternative testing methods now exist, we should discontinue animal testing once and for all. For these reasons, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of human products. To begin with, animal testing is cruel, inhumane and it violates animals’ rights. The USDA reported that in 2016, 71,370 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia at all for relief.
Your pets could have been one the unfortunate animals who die each year because of this unnecessary act. (Credibility Statement) After extensive research on cosmetic animal testing, I am now more aware of the harsh treatment many animals receive for a “not so important” reason. Thesis: Cosmetic testing on animals should be prohibited because it is harmful to animals, it is unnecessary, and it is not completely reliable. I will begin with telling you how cosmetic testing on animals causes the animals to receive harsh treatment. Animals are often bred and kept in captivity solely for the purpose of animal testing.
There is no universal consensus as in case of, for example, the human sacrifices or the sexual assault. These activities both fall in the intolerable zone of conduct. On the other hand, without many horrendous investigations on animals, the medical science would not advance, or at the least would advance much more slowly. Despite the conscience that our behavior with the animals is not "just", we eat them and experiment with them. We are unjust, cruel.
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.
Is it acceptable to put the lives of creatures in harm for the help of humans? Or to lock them in cramped areas and test on them constantly to benefit us, but cause their lives to become worse? Locked in tiny cages these animals are denied the ability to roam free in an effort to solve health issues of the human race. Every year over 100 million of the animals experimented on die in the laboratories due to this experimentation that supposedly helps to find cures for humans. These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop.
First of all, the conduction of animal experimentation can be easily rejected because of the immorality and cruelty that comes with it. Every year at least 115 million animals die in laboratories due to animal testing (Taylor K., 2008) and the numbers are steadily increasing. The shocking statistic proves that it has come to a point where we should ask ourselves, is it really worth it? Animals, like humans, are living organisms that are sentient and are capable of suffering. 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.
In this essay, I will analyse current and past animal testing in science and prove that it is a cruel and unnecessary means of research. Animal testing has been in practice under different names - from sacrifices to witchcraft to science - from at least 500BC. Still, animal testing exists and should be eradicated as it inflicts pain upon animals and without any significant benefit to science. Animals don’t deserve to be treated with such cruelty. With modern technology I, and I’m sure many other people, are wondering, why animals are still being tortured, murdered and imprisoned when the media and scientific community are continuously boasting about the newest breakthroughs and discoveries.