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.
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. 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.
There were over 200 sheeps killed until one of them was the survivor, Dolly. 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.
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. The type of test applied to animals may vary depending on the purpose of the test and its side effects.
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”.