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How To Write A Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experimentation. Statistics reveal that, each year over 100 million dogs, cats, rats, mice, ferrets, hamsters and monkeys experience physical and emotional torture due to scientific practices. During these barbaric, outdated tests animals are forced to inhale or swallow large amounts of substances that are often toxic, or have their eyes forced open, so chemicals can be poured inside.
What is perhaps most shocking about the use of animals in experiments is not only cruel, but often ineffective. In fact there is only around a 37% success rate in determining a drug’s effect on human. Animals do not get many of the diseases that humans do, such as heart disease; many forms of
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The support for animal testing is not backed up by scientific evidence.
Cosmetic testing is possibly the most trivial excuse for animal testing, animals are restrained in order to pour products into their eyes, often permanently damaging them. Products are applied to the animal's’ skin to test its hypoallergenic properties or acidity. And experimental BOTOX injections are administered, which can even leave animals with permanent paralysis of the muscle it is injected into.
One infamous example of these vicious experiments, is a test that determines how damaging a shampoo or shower gel is to the eyes. This is tested by pouring the product into a rabbit’s eye, which obviously a very painful experience for the rabbit, but it also comes with long term effects. Rabbits have a nictitating membrane, or third eyelid that helps to keep the eye clean and hydrated, however when alkali products such as soaps come into contact with this membrane, it can become corroded, seriously impairing the rabbit’s
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