Today I am going to talk to you about why exactly animal testing is unethical and unnecessary, and what you all as an audience can do to make this happen.
Every year, a total of one million children die from pneumonia. If you multiply that number by one hundred, you will have the number of animals that suffer painful deaths due to medical experimentation in U.S. laboratories each year. This number includes animals of all types, from mice and rats to fish and birds. These animals are typically used because of tradition rather than actual scientific reasoning, making their deaths all the more cruel. Animal experimentation is not only unethical, but ineffective and expensive. It should be phased out and replaced with technological alternatives.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” (Mahatma Gandhi). Scientists have been using animals for biomedical research for centuries. They provide a source to get information scientists can not get without harming humans. A lot of debate is spread about whether it is good or bad. Animal experimentation is a controversial topic because it is helpful to humans, but it is also cruel and inhumane.
Imagene being taken to a place where you are locked up, with barely any room for movement, in a small cage. You are taken every once in a while to get your hair shaved off, and things rubbed into your skin that could potentially make your hair never grow back, or it burns you and makes your skin bleed. Or maybe you get a substance put into your eyes and are kept with that substance in your eyes for two weeks and you go blind. These are a few things that happen to animals that are used for research and although animal research
Imagine being born, only to live a life of torture. You are brought to a lab, and cruelly tested on against your will. Toxins poured into your eyes, painful injections to your skin, then left to die when you’re no longer useful. Although many do not realize it, people use products tested on animals in their everyday lives. For girls, many of your favorite makeup brands, such as Estee Lauder, Makeup Forever, and Maybelline take part in animal testing. Products such as toothpaste, cologne, deodorant, laundry detergent, razors, and even band-aids aren’t tested innocently, either. As a makeup enthusiast, I am passionate about how the products I use daily are tested. Today I will help you understand what animal testing is and how it started, how it’s currently affecting animals around the world, and what organizations are doing to help make a difference in the future. To begin, I will explain the history of animal testing. An animal test is any scientific experiment or test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, distress, or lasting harm.(https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/why-we-do-it/what-animal-testing) Animal experiments are not the same as taking your animal to the vet. Animals used in laboratories are harmed, not for their own good, and usually killed at the end of an experiment. Animal experiments include injecting or force feeding animals with potentially harmful substances, exposing animals to radiation,
For centuries humans have dedicated their time and research to animal experimentation. A large number of these animals are being utilized and taken from their homes involuntarily. They are abused, mishandled and harmed for our own benefit to create products such as cosmetic supplies, vaccines, and medication.
Animals can be ferocious and wild, but they can also be gentle and tame. Some are our pets, and some are powerful forces that are to be respected and admired. It is as easy to appreciate a loyal dog as it is to be in awe of a lion in its' natural habitat. But the truth that many people either don’t know or don’t appreciate is that animals are essential to human existence and have played a vital role in improving the quality of our lives. They have been providing us with answers to our most complex medical questions for decades. Their role in finding cures for diseases, treatments for illness, and product safety is immense. First, we will examine how animal testing has
Today is the day I present to you, my fellow American citizens, the disturbance that has plagued my mind for decades now. For most of my lifetime, I have fought tirelessly to break the chains of slavery; the aim to equality and liberty for all was the only thing I hoped to achieve. Now a free man, I am suddenly faced again with an issue that seems to replicate the exact rendition of my past: animal testing. Before even making a decision, one should put long great thought into the question: Does animal testing truly provide the full benefits told to us, the public? As a true warrior (Analogy) who has combated the atrocities of slave life, I am quick to say that even considering the idea justifiable is going against one’s morals. I completely disagree with the fact that it (exists) benefits us in any way and am especially furious that we are progressively rewinding back to where we first started. My philosophy is that “we have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.” (Douglass) Overall, I stand with the idea that animal testing is an unnecessary procedure that in all provides more cruelty in this hate-filled world.
92% of all drugs have failed because they don't work or they're either too dangerous (animal testing). Animal Experimentation is the use of animals to test human products such as drugs/medication, cosmetics items, shower/bath soaps and lotion, etc. We need to enforce the NO animal testing law because it’s inhumane, we have other technology, and anyway 9 out of 10 tests fail.
Dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits. What do they have in common? Maybe that they could all be common house pets, but it could also be that they are some of the animals that are commonly tested on for biomedical purposes as stated by the Humane Society. In the topic of using animals for biomedical research there are two definitive sides. Those opposed to animal testing state that it is unacceptable and unnecessary due to the fact that it only leads to the torture and death of millions of animals. Those supporting this animal testing believe that it is a key benefactor to advances in the medicinal industry. Animal testing is the necessary evil that helps further society’s knowledge in the biomedical field.
Millions of animals are tortured and abused, just so they can be tested for products that
Imagine you are locked in a closet with no access to the outside world or any communications at all. You can’t decide when or what you will eat or drink. You can’t decide who will be your mate or if you’ll have children. You can’t even decide if you want air. It’s like being prisoner even though you have committed no crime. It is isolating, painful, and lonely. This is what it’s like to live as an animal suffering under experimentally cruelty in laboratory facilities. Animals such as dogs, cats, rats, turtles, monkeys, frogs, guinea pigs, goats, and lizards are forced to contribute to these horrible experiments that involve spine crushing, jaw twisting, injections of lethal chemicals, drowned, or frozen, and sometimes even electrocuted to death by implanting wires into their brains. No animals should ever have to live through this, which is why I firmly believe in stopping animal experimentation.
Observation and experimentation are how we as humans have been able to learn more about ourselves and the world and universe we live in. One of the most common methods of experimentation is animal testing. However, there are controversies surrounding animal testing. There are some that believe animal testing to be cruel and overdone, advocating for the eradication of the practice and further reliance alternative research methods. Groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other animal rights advocates fall in this category. There are some that believe animal testing to be an invaluable resource and should continue, such as some scientists and research groups. However, there appears to me to be a consensus that is closer to the middle: the belief and understanding that while there are benefits to animal testing, there are flaws in the practice and there should be changes to increase its efficacy while we simultaneously explore alternate testing methods. Many scientists and the National Institute of Health (NIH) subscribe to this idea. I aim to explore the benefits, problems, and implications of animal testing in order to reach a more informed conclusion about a position that is most validated by the information I have used.