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. Yeah, you could say that in the last 100 years or so, many medical breakthroughs have happened because of animal testing. Well, the reason for that was because of the animals.
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.
Imagine an enraged animal rights activist charging toward a scientist in a white lab coat, desperate to free the little mice that are being used as test subjects. Although comical, this scene may be quite accurate when describing the passion that animal lovers have when it comes to the touchy subject of animal testing. For centuries, animal testing has been used in the medical research field, however many are now beginning to question whether it is ethical. Millions of animals are killed per year due to animal testing, so is this practice worth banning? Animal testing is a controversial subject, with supporters pointing out the medical advances that have stemmed from animal research and animal rights activists declaring it cruel and immoral.
The practice of animal testing is a very debatable topic. “Each year, more than 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in U.S. laboratories” (Experiments). “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/or environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals” (About). There are numerous pros and cons of using animals in experiments for humans for our everyday needs. There is different pros for animal testing, including helping researchers to find drugs and treatments, help ensure the safety of drugs, there are no other testing alternatives, and it provides an opportunity to examine a complete life cycle.
For how long will we let innocent animals be tortured by harsh chemicals? Right now there are about 100 million animals around the world that are being tested on in a laboratory. Animal testing is a serious issue that needs to be stopped. Animals are having harsh chemicals from household products being tested on them, and it causes an enormous amount of pain and suffering to these poor animals. This pain needs to end, and only we can end it.
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.
Many of these animals died just because of the ambition of science. The world should start considering any form of cloning as cruelty. Many of the citizens in the world are uneducated about the negative impact that cloning could have on our society. Under no circumstance a human-being should be murdered for his additional parts. However cloning is a very cruel scientific procedure because of the negative outcome of cloning, such as organ transplants.
For scientists, animal testing is the ‘‘use of animals to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, and check the safety of products destined for human use, commercial, and health care uses’’ ( Pro con, http://animal-testing.procon.org/). For most people, animal testing is a cruel and unnecessary method that involves torture and suffering of animals. Right now, a substantial amount of animals such as rats, rabbits, primates, cats, and dogs, among others, are locked inside cold and barren cages in laboratories across the country. They are waiting to be tested in a painful way that may cause them to suffer in agony for days or sometimes weeks, until they die.
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.
Exploitation is an act or action that is selfish and will only bring benefit to the exploiter. Animal exploitation is being practiced all over the world. Animals are being beaten and mistreated. Countless numbers of animals are dying each year because of the cold-hearted people who do not treat them right. “Of 1,880 cruelty cases reported in the media in 2007: 64.5% (1,212) involved dogs, 18% (337) involved cats, and 25% (470) involved other animals”.
Animals must be used when ethical considerations prevent the use of a human subject. Even animals themselves have benefited from animal testing. If vaccines were not tested on animals, then millions of animals would die from rabies, feline leukemia, tetanus, canine parvo virus, and infectious hepatitis virus. While animal testing can of
Worldwide the number of beef cattle being slaughtered who were contaminated with strains of E. Coli ranged from 2.1 to 70.1% (Clark). Diseases that can infect humans have been manifesting within the beef cattle industry for decade resulting in thousands of deaths for humans. Two of more common infections include E. Coli and Mad Cow Disease both of which are consequences of how cattle are raised and treatment in factory farms. Because of the lack of procedures being followed and standards being upheld, meat becomes contaminated, and humans consume the meat which leads to many deaths with the food industry to blame. E. Coli is a disease that colonizes in the gastrointestinal tract of cows.
It is brutal and immoral to kill animals for food while there is a plenty of rich nutritional non-animal food. All animals are warm-blooded beings that have emotion and feeling therefore, they can experience fear, shock, and pain. Animal slaughter is a significant issue. “In the United States about 35 million cows, 115 million pigs, and 9 billion birds are killed for food each year” (Procon.org). How can so many people want to kill animals just because of their tasty meat?
Unfortunately Alive Millions of innocent people died in the many years Holocaust of 1933. In 2016, millions of innocent animals die every day during mass slaughter and experimentation as David Sztybel said in "Can the Treatment of Animals be Compared to the Holocaust?". Animals have been treated cruelly ever since the Ancient Greeks and Romans viewed them solely as possessions, but the first humane society against animal cruelty was founded in 1824(animal rights). Soon after, the start of animal testing began and said societies had to intervene. However, their attempts weren 't as successful as they had hoped because animal rights are still being fought for today.
Poor defenseless animals fight for their lives every day to test out products they have no use for. These poor sweet creatures have been taken away their right to live to be caged and mistreated and they can’t do anything but sit there and take it. Day to day, more and more animals are dying at the cruel hands of these scientists. Animal Testing is an act of animal cruelty, because it is inhumane, there are other methods that can be used to avoid harming innocent animals and animals are very different from