Animal Experiments Or Torture?

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Experiments or Torture?
Imagine being trapped in a cage for a lifetime. Picture being tortured through “experiments.” This is the life many animals in biomedical research are forced to live . Nowadays, most of the animal experiments are conducted on mice, rats, fish, and other animals that are excluded from the Animal Welfare Act of 1966. Animal experiments cause psychological and physical harm to the animals with a complete lack of respect for their quality of life which is why they must be banned.
The effect that biomedical research experiments have on these animals is detrimental. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, PCRM researchers found in a 2011 study that “previously-traumatized chimpanzees exhibited signs of mood and anxiety disorders similar to PTSD and depression in humans” (Animals Psychological and Social Lives 2/3 ). These illnesses completely destroy these animals mental state, which hinders their ability to socialize. These chimpanzees can no longer socialize properly due to the effects of animal testing. Furthermore, the International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals stated that psychologists have concluded that deliberately induced stress can arise “from social isolation, either by solitary confinement or by separation of infant animals from their mother” (Psychological & Behaviour Animal Experiments And Research Testing 2/4 ). These animals are starting to stress out at very young age. This early
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