Why Is Animal Testing Persuasive Essay

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Animal Testing Imagine being locked up in a cage and having no control over anything in your life. You can’t choose what to eat, if you want children, your partner, really anything at all. What if you had to spend your entire life like this. Being alone, poisoned, burned, cut, starved, drowned, blinded, and brain-damaged. This happens to hundreds of animals every day. Animal testing has been going on for decades. But, it needs to stop. Innocent animals are tested on for the sake of human necessities and wants. Animal testing does have some benefits but, it can be done it other ways without harming animals. It is doing more bad than good. There are plenty of reasons why animal testing should not be allowed. Although there are some benefits to animal testing, it is cruel and inhumane. there are alternative methods. Animal testing is the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, to assure the safety in medicine, food, cosmetics, and more. It has been around for hundreds of years. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, each year over 100 million innocent animals are tested on in the U. S. alone. The animals that are tested on are, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, marine mammal, primates, pigs, other farm animals, rabbits, sheep, and other species (ProCon.org, “Number of Animals Used for Testing, by Species”). In the U.S., in 2010, 21,578 cats, 640,530 dogs, 213,029 guinea pigs, 145,895 hamsters, 126 marine mammals, 71,317 primates,
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