Animal Testing Is An Act Of Animal Cruelty

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At this very moment, millions of animals are stuck inside cold, locked cages in laboratories across the country. They dwindle in pain, throb with loneliness, and yearn to roam free and use their own minds. Instead, all they do is lie and wait in despair for the next terrifying and agonizing operation that is to be performed on them. They shudder and wince in fear whenever someone walks past their cage. After surviving lives of pain, isolation, and horror, near to all of them will be killed. Although animal testing brings more products and more medical discoveries, it should still be considered an act of animal cruelty. Vivisection—the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation or scientific research— is one of the worst forms of animal abuse in our culture. Within-laboratory walls, what can occur to animals have no limits. Imagine spending the rest of your life as a hospital patient or as a prisoner, and that only begins to explain your life in a lab. What happens to you can be anywhere from uncomfortable to excruciating to agonizing and deadly—and the worst part is you’re helpless to defend yourself. Animals in laboratories not only suffer from the acts performed on them, they also have to handle day-to-day laboratory life. They spend their lives stuck in cages, unable to make choices. Most have never even been outside in the fresh air and sunshine. Standard lab conditions include cramped cages, loud noises, and blinding lights.
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