However, animal experiments completely neglect these aspects. This being so, it sometimes even leads to the argument of animal cruelty. Do you know how many animals are being killed by the test? According to the research, more than 100 million animals are used in experiments each year and around 12 million animal experimentations are conducted in Europe alone each year.
Animal testing has been around for more than a century and millions, probably billions of animals have suffer through the pain. Animals all over the world are living their whole lives in loneliness, darkness, and pain. Animal testing has been used for ages to test drugs and cosmetic products, but it hasn’t always been effective. Animal testing may also lead to researchers believing that dangerous substances are safe for human use. People still support animal testing even through there are other better ways to test cosmetics and drugs that don’t hurt any living being.
An animal in captivity is fed on a regular daily schedule, causing them to lose their ability to hunt for prey, because that is not a valid option for them. Many zoos and nature programs have supervised breeding programs, as referenced in the text of “The Impact of Animal Protection”. Unlike the wild where the animals have the ability to choose their own mates, the animals in captivity have forced breeding like some people in different countries have arranged marriages. Meanwhile, the animals do live safely and are protected from hunters and poachers, but despite this, animal species would probably be better off if people “protect them in zoos for a short period of time and release them back into their natural habitat while they still are wild animals”, as referenced in the text of “Do Animals Lose in Zoos?”. Zoos in many ways are much like a prison.
“Every year more than 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in other ways”. Animals all over the world are treated this way. They are kept in labs all their lives. And I think it is horrible. Animal testing is unreliable, not needed and is very expensive.
The counterarguments to this claim are that the test are not worth the suffering that they cause and that humans should replace animals in these experiments for fairness. Both are inefficient arguments scientifically and ethically. The first argument is not valid because of the amount of lives the research saves compared to the amount of lives used to conduct research. Animals have been used in experiments for centuries and fairly recently have been used to create almost all currently used vaccines. This means even if each experiment uses a hundred animal lives to work, the result of the experiment will save thousands from sickness and death.
Most animal experiments do not contribute to human health simply due to the fact that physiological reactions to drugs vary enormously from species to species. The FDA has noted that 92 percent of all drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal tests fail in human trials because they don't work or are dangerous. Today you can become a medical surgeon without harming animals. Nearly 95 percent of U.S. medical schools do not use any animals to train medical students. Medical students are trained with human patient simulators, interactive computer programs and clinical experience.
Although alternatives like vitro methods (testing on human cell and tissue) and silico models (computer-modeling techniques) have been introduced, the government still preferably uses animal experimentation - this needs to end. Animal testing should be stopped because it’s expensive, unreliable, and unethical. Imagine how many lives could be saved if we took appropriate measures against this injustice. 16 billion American tax dollars are funded each year toward animal experimentation. To spend this vast amount of money is ludicrous, especially because there are other methods that companies could use that are cheaper, more effective, and don’t risk the life of animals.
In the United States alone, more than one million animals die every year from chemical, drug, or cosmetic testing. Is our vanity really worth the inhumane suffering of millions of animals around world? Just like my photo of monkeys being restrained and forced to participate in unjust testing? Animal testing in cosmetics should be discontinued because animals ' lives are being wasted, animals will not always have the same reactions as humans, and there are so many other alternatives that are more beneficial than testing on animals. However, there is an abundance of animal testing happening today that only leads to the high demand of animal lives.