Animal Testing Should Be Banned

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Animal Testing Should Be Banned Imagine if every day you spent your life in an uncomfortable environment such as a small cage. Imagine there, day in and day out, horrible things happened to you; Such as being forced fed, being inflicted with burns and various other wounds, poisoned, shut off from members of your species, being deprived of food and water, all while likely even being led to death. Every year, this happens to over 100 million animals, including mice, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, birds, frogs, and even animals you might have as your own pets such as cats and dogs (Peta.) This is the phenomenon known as “animal testing.” Animal testing is any scientific experiment or test in which an animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause pain, suffering, distress, or lasting harm. Some of these experiments include injecting or force feeding animals with harmful substances, exposing animals to radiation, surgically removing animals’ organs or tissues, forcing animals to inhale toxic gases, or subjecting animals to scary situations to induce anxiety and depression. (Crueltyfreeinternational.) This practice is not only morally wrong, but it is also ineffective, outdated, and wasteful. The practice of animal testing should be banned.

Animal testing is cruel and and heartless. It is wrong to test on animals and treat them poorly because animals are capable of feeling happiness, loneliness, depression, anxiety, fear, and

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