31 Jan. 2018. The definition of animal testing is the procedures that involve living animals for the purpose of research. Some methods of animal testing include exposure to drugs and chemicals, genetic manipulation, water and food withdrawal, infliction of injuries, etc. This article is extremely biased. It tells all about the negative details of animal testing and the harming to the animals, but it doesn’t include the benefits of animal testing.
Because, we, the public, are mostly blinded by cover ups and lies that make animal testing seem like it's not a really bad thing, which is why I think it is important to know all the facts and why I think it should be banned forever. As stated in Humane Society International, the term animal testing “refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases, assessing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals.” Statistics reveal that, each year millions of animals such as dogs, cats, rats, mice, ferrets, hamsters and monkeys experience physical and mental torture due to scientific practices. This poor animals, every year, are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned and blinded in hidden laboratories all over the world, most of the time without anesthetic or pain killers. If they are not killed by the testing, the animals are brutally killed. Do you know what they do to these poor dead animals?
Simply stated, critics arguments that lab animals are protected by federal law is a manipulated version of the story: society's only efforts to protect animals are tepid attempts as we allow lab animals to be tortured without any compensation. Furthermore, critics argue that the parameters of the Animal Welfare Act protect primates used in laboratories by stating all facilities must promote the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates in a which is referred to environmental enhancement. To quote, “The plan must address social grouping; enriching the environment, with special consideration for great apes; caring for infants, young juveniles, and those primates showing signs of psychological distress; and ensuring the well-being of those primates who are used in a protocol requiring restricted activity” (Conlee). Social grouping is one of the most significant psychological factors in the lives of
Numerous people have attempted to justify the use of such methods by putting down or rather, dismissing the animal as a creature lacking the mental capacities to be considered equals to that of a human being. In their book "Animal Experimentation : The Moral Issue" authors Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum say, "holders of rights must have the capacity to comprehend rules of duty, governing all including themselves" (104). He then goes on to explain that "animals do not have such moral capacities" (Baird 105). And as a result of this "we can't violate their rights because they have none" (Baird 105). Dismissing the animal as nothing more then an object may not seem like the most reasonable defense against the use of animals for testing
Each of us can help prevent animal suffering and deaths by buying cruelty-free products, donating only to charities that don’t experiment on animals, requesting alternatives to animal dissection, demanding the immediate implementation of humane, effective non-animal tests by government agencies and corporations, and calling on our alma maters to stop experimenting on animals.PETA campaigns globally to expose and end the use of animals in experiments. Some of our efforts include the following: Groundbreaking undercover work and colorful advocacy campaigns to educate the public, Pushing government agencies to stop funding and conducting experiments on animals, Encouraging pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer product companies to replace tests on animals with more effective non-animal methods, Helping students and teachers end dissection in the classroom, Funding humane non-animal research, Publishing scientific papers on the superiority of non-animal test methods, Urging health charities not to invest in dead-end tests on
The opposing side would like to say that the animals are treated inhuman and cruelly. This is a lie the scientists have to treat the animals humanely so that the test are reliable . The research animals are cared for by veterinarians, husbandry specialists, and animal health technicians to ensure their well-being and more accurate test. Also the scientists can not treat animals in a inhuman or cruel manner or will be fined or arrested for animal abuse. The scientists have to treat all the test subject humanely because if not and someone gets hurt or dies the scientists will be responsible for the accident.
So, what exactly is animal testing? An animal test is any scientific experiment or test in which a live non-human animal is forced to undergo series of procedures, providing researchers possible reactions of humans to specific substances. All procedures cause animals to suffer and harm their physical and psychological health. Moreover, “No experiment, no matter how painful or trivial, is prohibited—and painkillers are not even required” ("Animal Testing Is Bad Science"). After
glish Speech In the year 2000, over 2 million animals were used for animal testing in the UK. Animals used from all over for animal testing that ranges from drugs to our simple everyday shampoo. In the last decade, cosmetic animal testing on innocent animals has become popular practice – and I am talking about how wrong and inhuman this act is. The public doesn 't know about the seriousness controversial topic, which I am certain of knowing is wrong. We shouldn’t silent such a topic, because of fears of upsetting people who affected – yet they should know what they are applying to their face is being used to torture innocent animals.
Karron had stated, “ Scientists and doctors recognize that while animals are biologically like human beings, they are not identical. There is empirical evidence showing that animal “models” are not accurate and cannot be relied upon for safety testing and disease research, therefore medical experimentation on humans is more effective in clinical trials toward the discovery of cures for human diseases the medical experimentation on animals. When talking about testing on animals and not humans, the reality stands in the way of realizing that regulatory authorities are demanding to test on at least two different animal species before a drug is entered human trials.Even with today's testing standards, the scientists who found the morning sickness drug, would not likely have detected its crippling effects when they tested on rats and mice because humans are not two-pound
Voice for Animals I want you to know that the public are being lied to about the effects of testing products on animals. I think you need to know that everyday products are being used to torture innocent animals. I know that if the nation had all of the information they would join my fight against the horror that is animal testing! Sign up to the ‘Voice for Animals’ protest march today! We need to stop makeup, cleaning products, medicine and all other chemical based products being tested on animals not only because it is horrendously cruel but there is also a huge amount of money that is wasted in the process of testing.