It is not often that one sees the gruesome ways of animal experimentation in person. In short, it is the use of non-human animals in labs to find variables that affect the behavior of the human biological system (Google). Many people-like the PETA organization or the Humane Society-oppose these practices, but even this opposition is not enough to stop testing from happening for things such as cosmetics testing, chimpanzee experimentation, and genetically engineered farm animals. Although some of the testing produces positive results-such as a drug working-it is at the expense of millions of tortured animals; therefore, a simple solution would be to prohibit the use of animals in research.
The experimentation of animals is very disagreeable in our society. It is cruel to animals and people with the work that goes into it. Testing on animals should be stopped because it is an unhelpful, unnecessary, and an expensive, time wasting, way of testing products.
Animal testing is a common practice in current life that is necessary to ensure the safety of the humans that will be using the tested product. There are many good and bad aspects of animal testing, but the pros clearly outweigh the cons. Animal testing has been around since ancient times when animals were dissected to gain knowledge about the body and organs. The animals killed from animal testing make up a tiny percentage of the total animals killed every year. When just considering the animals used for food compared to the animals used for testing, testing animals make up a mere 2.6 percent of that number. Public safety far outweighs the lives of the small amount of animals killed.
Over 100 million animals get burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in United States labs every year. Animal experimentation or commonly known as animal testing, is where scientists test their chemicals and products on animals to make sure it is safe for human use. Animal testing should be used because it's not only harming the animals it's costing a lot of money and animal lives.Animal testing should not be used because it harms the animals. Some tests involve killing pregnant animals to test on their fetuses. ¨Many of the tests performed on animals in the name of science, opponents maintain, are downright barbaric, rendering their subjects damaged and disfigured.¨ (Animal testing: Is animal testing morally justified?)With the amount of tests being performed
Animal testing is remarkably cruel and inhumane. Animals that are used for testing are put in cages and isolated. They are usually, they are taken almost casually, housed appallingly, and denied anything close to a life (Newkirk). These animals are trapped their whole life and are stripped of their ways of life. Not to mention that within some of these laboratories, universities, and every other place that animal testing is conducted in, researchers treat animals very poorly. In one place, "workers were caught punching dogs in the face, screaming at the animals, and even simulating sex with each other while trying to inject a frightened beagle" (Newkirk). Not only do researchers do those cruel actions, but some "experimenters force-feed chemicals to animals, conduct repeated surgeries on them, implant wires in their brains, crush their spines, and much more" (PETA). Some may say that this does not happen and that animals do not experience pain anymore due to new laws, like the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). But, the truth is, these "laws" do barely anything, if nothing, to help stop the cruel
Some groups that are on the supporting side of animal testing are Understanding Animal Research and Speaking of Research. In Understanding Animal Research, there are people like Wendy Jerrett, the Chief Executive, who has been working in health communications for almost 30 years. One of their main arguments is that “ while non-animal methods play an important part of biomedical research, they cannot replace all use of animals.” This statement does make sense, however, through research I have not found anything that cannot be altered to replace animal testing. Despite this, Speaking of Research brings up a good argument that can support the former one. People in Speaking of Research include Christine Archer, who is a registered veterinary technician. One of their arguments is that “ The success of many animal rights groups’ campaigns depend heavily upon the poor public understanding of animal research, uncountered misrepresentations of scientists and their work, and exploitation of the misconceptions and negative perceptions that many people have of the use of animals in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.” So, by their way of thinking, all the negative opinions about animal experimentation are only because of misunderstandings and the uneducated public.
Supporters of animal testing might say that the tests help find new research that gets us one step closer to curing many diseases but they are misguided. Research shows that animals have different structure when compared to human beings making them poor test subjects. Animals have significantly different anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences that make it hard to compare to humans. This fact proves that animal testing will get us nowhere in curing or helping humans in any way. Studies have shown that it creating an animal model that mimics the human model is nearly impossible . This statement is also false because animal tests may mislead researchers into ignoring potential cures and treatments.If it misleads the researches then it does not make sense for animal testing to still exist. One example of this case is chemicals that are proven harmful for animals but proven beneficial for humans. One case of this incident is aspirin where it seemed to cause liver failure for animals but benefits
Animals have been tested for ever. They use to not have rights. Back in the day animals that are put into testing are not given rights. They are forced to do things that they don’t want to do forced to do something that will make them injured. A pro on animal testing is nearly 90% of scientist in medical lads believed that animals research Is necessary. Some scientists that work with animals don’t always work on the body they work on the mind
An estimate of 1.4 million animals die each year due to animal testing. As people we have freedom, choice, and the right to live, however animals have a right to live in a world without suffering just as much as we do. Animals just like humans have emotions, thoughts, and feelings, so what makes it right to test on animals any more than to perform tests on humans? The benefits of testing on animals has still not been proven as the treatments that show promise in animals rarely work on humans. There are also many other options for testing techniques that we can use without performing harmful tests on animals, and finally it's entirely unethical. There are many alternatives overall so it is really still considered ethically right to take the freedom of animals just because we want to do research. Animal testing should no longer have a place in our modern day world.
I believe that animal testing is wrong because, the animals are treated inhumanely. Humans have no right to use animals like they are objects that can just be thrown away like they do not matter. These experiments result in extreme and torturous pain. Animals are brought into laboratories and tested on against their will. An estimate of almost twenty-six million animals is used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. Animals are used to check the safety of product, determine how toxic medicines are, and to develop medical treatment. There are many non-animal test methods that can be used. These methods are more humane, they are also faster, and can be closer related to humans, they can also be cheaper than animal testing. “Huntingdon Life Science (HLS) kills an average of 500 animals each day for tests” (Kinship Circle). Sadly, many different species of animals have to indoor these terrible conditions and painful tests, such as, primates, rats, mice, dogs, and cats.
An estimated 26 million animals are being tested on yearly. Animal testing has helped humanity in many ways ever since it started about 2,500 years ago. Cures have been created for many viruses and sicknesses but it has come with a cost to the animals. Animals are being put in horrendous living conditions that often cause them anxiety and pain. People in favor of animal of animal testing argue that we should keep testing on animals to further scientific research, while those against animal testing believe that there are other ways to achieve the same results.
One of the main reasons I am against animal testing is the fact that the animals don’t have a choice and are being forced to be tested, which can lead to them getting seriously ill or dying as a cause of the testing. Each year in the USA alone, an estimate of 70 million animals are taken away from their natural habitat, blinded, scalded, force-fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, and basically hurt and killed in the name of science, by private
Animal testing is a horrible way to test products because its extremely cruel to the animals used. Scientists everywhere are using animals to test there products. "There could be as high as 115,000,000 animals per year used in testing, most of them get *euthanized at the end of the experiment". According to the article this house would ban animal testing from ideabate.org. "research on living animals have been practiced since 500 B.C." Think about how many animals that have been used! First of all, animals are being taken away from there homes to be used for testing. Secondly, research can be done effectively without harming an animal or human. Lastly, animal research causes harm to the animal. All of my reasons
Animal testing is inhumane. There have millions of innocent animals that have suffered a vicious, painful death due to animal testing. In research labs, animals are screamed at, beaten, and stuffed into small cages when researchers are done using them. Dissection at schools is also wrong. They cut open defenseless animals, just to see how there insides work. Animals and humans aren't even exactly alike. “92% out of every 100 drugs that passed animal testing failed clinical trials on people,” . Every year in the United
Animal testing is morally wrong. Tests are done on monkeys, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, and many other animals. These animals are exposed to chemicals and are sometimes purposefully injured to observe recovery (if there is any). “9 out of 10 candidates that appear safe and effective in animal studies fail when given to humans”(About Animal Testing). These animals are put through terrible tests and awful living conditions, and despite the efforts, some are inaccurate. Scientists still conduct experiments partially because they get better pay that way (Starer). Using animals lives for human benefit and profit is cruel and cold-hearted.