The experimentation of animals is very disagreeable in our society. It is cruel to animals and people with the work that goes into it. Testing on animals should be stopped because it is an unhelpful, unnecessary, and an expensive, time wasting, way of testing products.
Have you ever been watching your favorite television show, and all of the sudden a failed drug commercial comes on? An example of this could be Vioxx. How would you like to know that this was tested on animals? If you are unaware Vioxx caused over 100,000 people to suffer severe heart attacks. Yet Vioxx was extremely successful in the animal test trials. Doesn’t that show you how different us animals and humans are, and how pointless this dangerous routine is? Now how do you feel to know that animals are also being killed everyday because of animal testing? In one test run on average of the LD50 test, more than 50 percent of the animals die. The LD50 test is a test that forced 60-200 animals to do this. How would you feel if a rabbit, like a pet you own, was getting force fed this? Nowadays scientist limited this test to 6-10 animals, but that’s just this test. I still believe no animal, should die this way whether it’s cosmetic, medical, or everyday chemicals like paint. (Added the ways I meant.)
Just in the United States, “there are about 26 million different species, from dogs to birds, being used every year for medical and science related testing” (“Animals in Science / Research”). Throughout the process of testing, “monkeys are addicted to drugs, cats are deafened and have holes drilled into their skulls, sheep and pigs have their skin burned off, and rats have their spinal cords crushed” (“Animals in Medical Experiments”). As a result, animals face cruel conditions and have no way of fighting back. Although medical testings on animals may cure the deadliest diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis, the abuse and mistreatment these animals face while testing medicines should be deemed inhumane, and such practices should be banned in the United States.
The first reason animals shouldn’t be used for scientific experimentation is because it is a cruel practice. Majority of the animals that are tested on are poorly treated. According to peta.org, “U.S. law allows animals to be burned, shocked, isolated, starved, drowned, addicted to drugs, and brain damaged.” Harming animals like this can have extremely negative effects on them and their future lives. It can affect the way they live physically and mentally. Neavs.org says, “It can cause severe suffering, such as long term social isolation...They spend their lives in barren cages, unable to make choices, or express natural behavior.” These animals don’t have a say in how they’re treated in these experiments, and the conditions that they’re put in are life-threatening.
“Millions of animals die each year in Laboratory experiments.” Are their deaths worth it? People have reported seeing research animals in pain, moaning, shrinking back in fear, and being killed during experiments. Cats used for AIDS research, eye and ear disorders. Monkey used for polio, cancer, heart disease. Dogs being used for pacemakers, hip tests. And that’s just naming a few. Animal Testing must be stopped immediately.
100 million animals die each in the US. Those animals include mice,rats,frogs,dogs,cats,rabbits, hamster,guinea pigs,monkeys,fish and birds. All of the listed animals are used for a biology lessons,medical training,chemical experimentation, drug,food and cosmetic testing. Plus all of these animals are tortured and forced to do things that the animals do not want to do. Animals should not be used for scientific or commercial testing because animals testing can be cruel and inhumane,tests do not reliably predict in human beings, and tests are most expensive than other test and government money is wasted.
Hundreds of lives and millions of dollars have been wasted on research regarding human prisoners. The information gathered usually can’t be used because it is not reliable, and the tests done did not follow rules that were already in place. When scientists begin to take advantage of prisoners or abuse their rights, their tests become irrelevant. Since prisoners have little to no rights, scientists use them to their own advantage. Many doctors, before the Nuremberg Code and the Hippocratic oath were enforced, made advancements in medicine by these malicious acts. These people were hurt and tortured due to the things that happened before laws were put in place and enforced. Many other problems arose from testing on prisoners and some even continue to affect how studies regarding prisoners are done today.
Although most people think testing is cruel and that researchers are mean, heartless people, the researchers actually only test on animals because they want to keep everyone safe. Researchers don’t
Testing and analyzing has played an important part of science and history; scientific researchers are able to study and research new diseases that arise in animals or humans—by getting precise research on medications or new experiments using live animals. “An estimated 100 million animals are exploited in biomedical, aeronautic, automotive, military, agriculture, and cognitive research”( “Animal Testing and the Law” ); many of these animals are exposed to excessive pain and cruelty—forcefully injecting harmful toxins, surgically removing organs, or exposing to radiation. In 2010 roughly 25 million rats and mice were used in educational testing purposes which is 96 percent of the population of animals in research( “Animals Used in Research in
In the United States, over 100 million animals are used for experimentation and testing every year. Most of these animals will either live a lifetime of misery and neglect or face death. A copious amount of controversy surrounds animal experimentation because of the way it is performed. Animal testing is done to test products for harsh chemicals, for medical research, and educational purposes.
“An estimated 26 million animals are used every year in the united states for scientific and commercial testing” (ProCon.org). We are rapidly using up the earth’s supply of small animals. “A 2011 poll of nearly 1,000 biomedical scientists conducted by the science journal Nature found that more than 90% agreed that the use of animals in research is essential (ProCon.org). Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked up in cages and are getting killed for scientific tests to create products and medicines. Thus, animal testing is cruel and inhumane to be experimenting on animals, there are alternative methods available to researchers to replace animal testing, and that animals are so different from human beings that research on animals often yields irrelevant results.
“Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing.” ("Experiments on Animals: Overview.") Some believe that animal testing is futile, while others say it is beneficial to science. Testing cosmetic, medical, and chemical products on animals is unreliable, unnecessary, and inhumane.
Animals are used by scientists to develop research for new medications and experiments daily. The Humane Society is working to decrease the use of animals in laboratories by promoting the advancement of affective alternative approaches. Animal testing provides a useful model for treatments of diseases and possible cures. According to the US-based foundation of Biomedical Research, animal testing has made a major advance within the last century- for veterinary health and humans. The practice of using animals for testing has been debated for many decades. Is it morally right or wrong to use animals during experiments? Does federal law ensure that animals used in research are treated humanely? When considering the benefits of animal testing,
Each year millions of animals are killed due to animal testing. Also, many more are used each year in animal testing and make it out alive but, some may not make it do to how far they go on the experiments that they are conducting. Animals are used to test many different products and one of those major products is cosmetics. They also are used to test medications and certain sicknesses to see what effects will happen to humans. Many people are for this and there are many who are completely against it. Also, people are starting to look into animal testing because of the cruelty that animals are being put through (Ferdowsian and Beck). More and more people want to end animal testing and put a stop to it. Many years ago animal testing was also starting to make people wonder if it was the correct thing to do. Some scientists were also starting to think the same as the others and wanted to stop it. At one point they had a meeting with many scientists about how animal testing keeps rising and how they are going to slow it down and possibly stop it (Ferdowsian and Beck). Animal testing is harmful to animals and should be used only on certain medications because there are new alternatives.
Animal testing, although a controversial topic, affects a great deal of scientists and the work force in the agriculture field. This topic has proven difficult to communicate to one another about because there are individuals that believe animals should have certain rights and others believe that animals have no rights. Our group wanted to research this topic because we want to gain knowledge and become more understanding toward the people on both sides of the spectrum. Digging more into the research we found that cosmetics, medical use, and food are the most widely used methods for experimentation. With these research fields, people are finding ways to appeal to the ethics of the modern-day consumer.