Essay about Medical Experiments on Animals Create Abuse and Suffering

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The Screams Behind the Creams:
An Analysis of Vivisection in the Medical Industry
19.5 million animals are killed every year due to different experiments being tested on the animals. Vivisection is the use of live animals during operation for scientific research. Such animals may include: dogs, cats, primates, guinea pigs, and hamsters. One of the most common forms of vivisection is the experimentation for medical purposes such as making new medicines. The use of animals in the medical industry should be prohibited, in order for the industries to stop abusing the animals and causing them to suffer.
When scientists experiment on animals many precautionary measures are disregarded and therefore animals experience an excessive amount of
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“In addition to the torment of the actual experiments, animals in laboratories are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them-they are confined to barren cages, socially isolated, and psychologically traumatized” (Animal Experiments: Overview). The animals have their entire natural habitat taken away from them while being tested. Without their normal surroundings, it is hard for them to behave and live like their species. If a person were to have all of their possessions taken away, they would be inferior and victimized. The animals feel this way. Scientists take the animals for granted and forget that the animals have feelings too. The habitats that the facilities provide for the animals could be viewed as poorly as the quality of treatment for animals The environments of the facilities used to house the animals do not correspond with the environments that the animals would live in, in the wild. One of the criteria a vivisection laboratory must follow is to “provide ethologically appropriate facilities (i.e., as would occur in their natural environment) for those chimpanzees…” (NIH to Reduce Significantly the Use of Chimpanzees in Research). The facilities that the chimpanzees are in must match the environment they would be in if they were in the wild. This criteria helps to eliminate the abuse of the animals, however not all facilities are required to have the animals in their own habitat-like
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