Animal Testing Is Wrong

1495 Words Apr 1st, 2011 6 Pages
Harmful Testing on Animals is Wrong

In American society, many groups and organizations are debating whether or not animal testing should be banned. Some people believe that there are reasons why animal testing should be done. Others believe that animal testing is morally wrong. Some experts believe that there are other options available. I believe that animal testing is wrong based on three observations: animal testing is unethical, pointless, and abusive.

Numerous years ago, animal testing was started to help humans obtain information. The process of testing on animals is, quite possibly, one of the most disturbing experiments ever performed. Many cosmetics and personal care products are manufactured every year and put into the market
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The major difference is they shampoo their own dogs to see how it smells after being cleaned off with water. This type of procedure is not actual animal testing. The reason being is because it is not deathly and does not harm the animals in any way. Mother's Products inventor did state in an interview, "Beyond these happy volunteers, we do not test on animals. All other product testing is on ourselves, friends, and family." This is the best type of testing to do, on real voluntary human beings.

Another element on why experimentation on animals is wrong is because, in multiple ways, it is pointless. According to an online article titled "Animal Testing”, the main stated reason that major companies even test their products on animals is because they are supposedly watching out for the safety of human beings. Most toxic products are tested on many types of different animals. Some toxic products that are used are: soaps, detergents, oven cleaners, and toilet cleaners. What is the problem with this picture? No amount of rigorous animal testing could possibly change the fact that many of these products are harmful if ingested or used in a way not intended by the manufacturer. In other words, there is no reason to force animals to swallow any toxic products, when no matter what, they would harm any person if they choose to digest it. Another point, many different types of drugs are actually very useful to