Animal Testing Has Been Bad Of The Years And Itcan Even

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Animal testing has been bad of the years and it can even be dated back to the ancient times of the greek. Physicians would dissect animals with the pure interest to obtain knowledge. But even then, one such physician stated that he would rather use a pig as his subject because he wanted to.The ethics of animal testing has always been questioned. Humans do not want to think of animals as on the same level of us. The similarity is terrifying and makes the cruelness obvious. In the 16 century it has been recorded that early vivisectionists, scientists who perform experiments and operations on live animals, did not consider animals to be of the same lineage of us and barely cared for them.The remaining are used as test dummies for products.…show more content…
It breaks one’s heart to know that a family member is being treated cruelly and has to suffer for something they do not deserve.When researching animals many different tests are done in order to predict the effect it will have on humans. One test done is for eye irritancy. A test is performed, often on rabbits, called the Draize eye test. It is a test created by John Draize, a scientist working for the United States Food ,Drug Administration. During the test a substance of some sort will be placed into the rabbit’s eye and the rabbit will be observed in intervals. The rabbits may suffer in such as bleeding, ulcers, and blindness for up to two weeks. At the end of the tests the probable that the rabbits will be killed.Another test is done to determine acute toxicity, which is done when the animals are killed they are put into our food and we get sick and to calculate the danger when a chemical is exposed to the mouth and skin, or is inhaled. It is generally conducted on rats and mice. In the past the test included poisoning a large amount of animals and waiting until at least half of them died. The tests today are less lethal. They now conduct the tests until the animals show signs of suffering and then the scientist will terminate the experiment. These signs of suffering are severe and include agonizing pain, seizures, and loss of motor function. In the end though the animals are still killed in order

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