(Bentham) This quote by Jeremy Bentham perfectly illustrates the cruel nature of animal testing. The testing of animals has become more and more prevalent in the world of medicine and cosmetics. Scientists use animals to test out new medicines and cosmetics by injecting them with a needle or applying the product on the animal so they can study the side effects. Every year over 100 million animals are killed due to animal experimentation. Dogs, cats, and monkeys are just some of the animals subjected to drug, chemical, food, and cosmetics testing every day.
More than eight hundred and twenty thousand animals were tested in 2016, according to a news article entitled animal experimentation, and many products, like popular makeup brands, use animals in an inhumane and unacceptable. As demand for products and medical cures increase, animal cruelty and testing has skyrocketed as well. Most people think that household items come from a factory where everything is created without animal participation. Unfortunately, many animals are used in many household items are from animal involvement, including everyday things such as soap. Rather often than not, people use many things tested by animals on a daily basis that you may not know about.
What if a bunch of giant animals took you from your natural home, nearly starved you, then tested on you with weird equipment in someplace strange? Yeah, pretty awful. This is what the animals have to deal with when being tested on. The animals also have had injuries caused by animal testing and most of them die in the process so the scientists have to get new animals to test on. This cycle goes on and on.
Each animal would then work past their capacity, whilst living in poor condition, death being seemingly inevitable once they had outlived their use. When the pigs introduce punishment and a death sentence for committing crimes against Animal Farm, many animals are ‘slain on the spot’, moreover, this is the first time since Jones’ displacement when there is blood spilt on the farm. Napoleon creates his own personal guards, who also punish the lower animals who betray Animal Farm. These ‘dogs wearing brass studded collars’ are a force none of the working-class animals wish to cross, for when they do, harsh repercussions follow. The animals that had confessed to their heinous crimes were executed by the dogs who ‘tore their throats out’.
Animals all around the world are constantly dying, because they are being forced into unfair situations. They have no way to escape their problems. You may ask, “who would do such a thing?” The answer to your question is the military. They make animals perform dangerous tasks, and sometimes test hazardous weapons and gases on them. The animals are being hurt, mentally and physically.
More than 7.6 million animals are abused, killed, and abandoned every year in the United States alone. This is a real problem that needs attention brought to it in order to solve it. Animal cruelty is when a person purposely chooses to hurt an animal or does not take care of the animal. It is illegal to be cruel and abusive to an animal but people still decide to mistreat animals. There are many reasons why a person is cruel to an animal, those include: the person was mistreated as a child and that is the only way they know how to treat living things, they simply want to mistreat the animal, they do not know that they are hurting the animal and do not see it as a problem (“PAWS - People Helping Animals.” The Animal Abuse).
For decades humans have tested on helpless animals with cosmetics, medicines and other medical supplies such as bandages, cleaning products, candy, and even office supplies. Animal experimentation is a cruel and inhumane act upon creatures who are believed to be fearless and painless. But, on the contrary, others believe that animal testing has become a groundbreaking way of research for numerous diseases. Although many have mixed feelings about animal testing, it is something that we must address and take seriously, realizing that it is a horrible act upon innocent animals. According to the Humane Society International, animals are commonly subjected to force-feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, and many other pain-inducing and life-threatening situations during such experiments.
If you hate so much that animals are dying on the roads by accident, why can’t we do something about animals that are dying in the hands of our people? (https://animal-testing.procon.org) Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. 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, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, and “killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck breaking, decapitation, or other means” The Draize eye test, used by cosmetics companies to evaluate irritation caused by shampoos and other products, involves rabbits being incapacitated in stocks with their eyelids held open by clips, sometimes for multiple says, so they cannot blink away the products being tested. (https://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/alternatives-animal-testing/) A method called “microdosing” can provide vital information on the safety of an experiment drug and how it is metabolized in humans prior to large-scale human trials. Volunteers are given an extremely small one-time drug does, and sophisticated imaging techniques are used to monitor how
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.
In India, Paro and 36 monkeys were rescued by PETA and the CPCSEA(Committee for the Purpose of Control And Supervision of Experiments on Animals) from Pune’s National Institute of Virology. These animals lived in terrible household conditions. Some monkeys had broken fingers and teeth, while others had gone made from years of extreme torture. Millions of frogs from their habitats are hunted and captured to be sold for classroom dissection. This develops a threat to endangered animal populations already killed by loss of habitats, air pollution, and global warming.