Animal Testing And Its Morality

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Every year in the United States of America more than 100 million helpless animals will suffer and die from malicious chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics tests. Rabbits, Cats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are not covered by the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act, so they go unnoticed towards the millions of sufferers. Millions of rodents, birds, rabbits, primates, felines, canines, and other types of animals are locked inside barren cages in laboratories across the country. People have diverse opinions on animal testing and its morality. Morality refers to the standards of right and wrong shared in the society. We can define it as “human rights.” Ten moral traditions that all serious people accept are:
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After application, the rabbit’s eyes can begin to become swollen, become red, bleed, and suffer of other issues. Another popular cosmetic test is the “Skin Irritation”. It tests for skin irritations by applying the substance onto skin of rabbits. Their skin can become inflamed, also lesions and rashes can appear on the skin. The “Skin Sensitization Test” tests for allergic reactions on the skin of around 32 guinea pigs or 16 mice. The test substance is injected under the skin or applied directly to the surface of the skin. Redness, ulcers, scaling, inflammation, and itchiness have been results of this test (“Cosmetic Tests That Use Animals”).
There are more intense cosmetic tests that cause the animals to die within two weeks after the test. The “Acute Dermal Toxicity Test”, “Acute Oral Toxicity Test”, and the “Acute Inhalation Toxicity Test” determine the amount of a substance that causes half of the exposed animals to die within 14 days of exposure when the substance is applied to the skin for 24 hours, swallowed, or inhaled. For the dermal toxicity test, the test substance is applied to the shaved skin of 20 rats, guinea pigs, or rabbits. It is then covered with a patch to keep the animal from licking or rubbing off the substance. Oral toxicity tests use feeding tubes to force the test substance down 20 rats’ throats. Outcomes of this test makes the rats experience diarrhea, seizures, paralysis, convulsions, bleeding from the mouth, and/or death.
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