Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

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Animal Testing
Every year, over two hundred million innocent animals are injured or killed in scientific experiments across the world. Of those animals, between seventeen and twenty million are used in the United States alone. It is said that an animal dies in a laboratory every three seconds (Animal Testing 101). Those in favor of animal experimentation say they are taking animals’ lives to save humans. It is not necessary to subject animals to torturous conditions or painful experiments in the name of science. It is not ethical to destroy an animal’s life while simply testing lipstick or shampoo.
As humans we have many rights, which include freedom and choice. Animals have the right to live and the right to choose; however, it is not right to take the freedom or the lives of animals away just because we want to research. Animals have emotions, thoughts, and ideas. It is not right to kill and make them suffer just for us. To protect animals’ liberty and life, we should ban animal testing. Different people believe that animal testing may be the right way to go, but it is not. There are many different types of experiments used on multiple species of animals. With money and innocent lives lost, animal testing is a useless procedure. There are alternatives to animal testing; therefore, it should be banned.
The term "animal testing" refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases, assessing the effectiveness of new…

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