Persuasive Essay Against Animal Testing

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Some of the world's most beloved and beautiful animals are exposed to brutal, intolerable conditions each day- merely for the benefit of human kind. In fact, over 100 million animals are poisoned, burned, immobilized, abused, and utterly stripped of their freedom as they undergo multiple commercial and scientific tests every year. These tests are physically and emotionally demanding on the most harmless of creatures, including dogs, cats, and rabbits. Animals are subjected to severe and intense situations where they have no way of escaping. The Animal Welfare Act saves certain animals from extreme abuse, however the amount of protection given to each animal is very minimal ("Animal Testing"). Because the Animal Welfare Act is unable to protect nearly 100 million animals in experimentation processes from inhumane treatment, commercial and scientific testing in laboratories should be banned when cheaper alternatives can be used as replacement. Commercial testing is the process where commercial products are experimented on animals to identify if the substances threaten the health of human individuals. Some of the most common household items are tested, including items produced by top cosmetic brands like Maybelline, CoverGirl, Chanel, Sephora, and L'Oreal. Pesticides, windex cleaners, vaseline, Kleenex, band-aids, post-it notes, deodorant, toothpaste, perfumes, and food additives are among countless other products that abuse the existence of animals ("These Beauty Brands").
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