Essay on Animal Testing

1107 WordsApr 20, 20115 Pages
Many humans use animals for testing each year. Animal testing is when the animals are put through something or injected to see how they react to what medical research they have been used for. It's impossible to know exactly how many animals are being used in research because U.S. laws do not require scientists to report how many mice, rats, or birds they use, but it’s estimated that 90% of lab animals are mice and rats. It’s crucial that everyone know why animals should not be used for testing of harmful substances because the testing is trivial especially, when testing for products in the cosmetic industry, animals experience the same feelings as human’s such as, pain or pleasure and testing is cruel and unusual. Testing on…show more content…
The University of Pennsylvania had 60 hours of videotape stolen from the medical lab. On these videotapes, it showed baboons being knocked out by a blow to the head, while their heads are cemented into plastic helmets. They also show baboons waking up in the middle of surgery, mostly operations on their brains. The Armed Forces Radiobiology Institute in Maryland was using monkeys to test radiation. The monkeys were exposed to various doses of radiation and then forced to run on a treadmill. If they stopped running they were given electric shock to keep them moving. Others vomited during the experimentation and they were given increasingly painful shocks to keep them moving and some did not die for more than five days. There were dogs that were used in the research on relationship between smoking and lung cancer. The dogs were being forced to breathe nicotine-laden smoke through a tube in their throats. Federal agencies have their own testing facilities, but they also delegate testing to Universities and commercial laboratories. Government regulatory agencies protect corporations by determining how much poison can be "safely" absorbed into animals. There are chickens hanging by their feet from a conveyer belt that shoves them through an automatic throat-slicing machine. Or the deep basket full of baby male chicks struggling not to be smothered before they are ground into feed. Or the veal - calves raised

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