The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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Animal Testing (Cosmetics and Medicine) Scientists have a choice to make: they can choose to use animals and torture them or they can use alternatives like artificial skin from humans or animals to see how they react. Everyday thousands of animals are being tortured for science. The experiments that are performed on these poor animals are very inhumane. For example, In “The 5 Worst Animal Experiments Happening Right Now” the author states, “Every year, more than 100,000 primates are experimented on in the United States. Monkeys in labs are subjected to painful, invasive, and irrelevant experiments (The 5 Worst Animal Experiments Happening Right Now). They’re starved and restrained, and they’re infected with diseases and pumped full of chemicals and drugs. Experimenters drill holes and screw objects into their heads. Eventually, the animals are killed. Scientists are performing unrelated experiments on monkeys, they are being tortured by scientists. In the video on this webpage: (www.youtube.com/watch?v=DApnXoSQefk.), it shows experiments being done on monkeys and the babies are being tortured in tiny mesh cages with bursts of air and loud sounds. Another example is from “11 Facts About Animal Testing.”, The author states “Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year (DoSomething.org).” Scientists are using an extremely large amount of animals for research every year. They shave a portion of hair and apply cosmetic products to the bare skin and record the results such as burning, crippling and blinding the animals. Some animals never recover and most result in death. In conclusion, humans use everyday products and don’t think twice about it being tested on animals, thousands of animals are being used for benefit. Scientists even perform tests that are unrelated, they do them just to see the outcome. Therefore, animal testing for cosmetics and medicine should be banned. When tests are done, the animals go through extreme pain from the side effects and pain relievers aren’t given to the animals. One example is from “Fact Sheet: Cosmetic Testing.”, the author states that “Skin and eye irritation tests where chemicals are rubbed onto the shaved skin or dripped into

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