Many people normalize supporting animal cruelty each year and they may not know it. In today’s society “we” use these products not knowing that they’re being tested on animals. Imagine being defenseless not being able to help yourself, constant pain and suffering, well this is the harsh reality of what happens to millions of animals each year. These “experiments” do not benefit us like we think, an estimate of 1.5 million animals die each year from animal testing. A staggering amount of about 89% of prescription drugs that are tested on animals fail in humans. Its cruel, inhumane, and if a human wouldn’t want it done to them why would we expect them to make the ultimate sacrifice. Genetics show that humans and animals have similar traits, for instance a mother bear takes care of her cubs just as a human mother would take care of her babies. Imagine a mother bear being stripped away from her cubs, hence this is one tragic reason why over 28% of species are becoming extinct.
There is an overwhelming amount of animal experiments each year, some you may not know it. Companies, Corporations, and Organizations such as L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Clorox, S.C. Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, and Dial included. These corporations sell millions of products, profiting off of the pain of innocent animals. They pay labs in China to secretly run tests and experiments, the things these animals have to endure no human would just volunteer to do it. We should not force it either.
In today’s society “we” use these products not knowing the lasting effect they have on our ecosystem. For example, the soap brand Dial is a product that some people use frequently even using boxes of this soap per month. An alternative would be to use a brand such as Shea Moisture, they are cruelty free, natural, family owned, sustainably safe, and organic. Ten percent of each sale they make goes to non-profit organizations in Africa, Community Commerce foundations, and The Sofi Tucker Foundation. Daily tasks you could change would be to switch from Colgate to Tom’s Of Maine. Imagine being defenseless not being able to help yourself, constant pain and suffering, well this is the harsh reality of what happens to millions of animals face each year. The smallest modification you make in your day to day life could determine the future of an animal. Will you make that change?
In America, surgeries and experiment are all done with anesthesia whereas China doesn’t use any. At least if we are putting them threw testing which we shouldn’t be, they deserve to be comforted. The PETA organization sheds light on these fatalities. From social media to protests members are taking a stand for what’s right. I’ve signed over ten petitions within the last year, three of those petitions got passed. These “experiments” do not benefit us like we think, an estimate of 1.5 million animals die each year from animal testing. A staggering amount of about 89% of prescription drugs that are tested on animals fail in humans. Although these results may benefit some people they are proven to be unreliable, inaccurate, and they cause millions of unnecessary fatalities each year.
Tax dollars are also being put into the animal testing overseas. If these corporations are so rich, Why do they need innocent animals, Why not use other things such as rubber, styrofoam, even old bones. Realistically anything is better, think about how many animals could be alive if we’d practiced these tests earlier. If they want to know whether or not the experiment works, Why don’t they just volunteer themselves?
Is it cruelty or science? This is not in any form science this is torture, universities including Texas A&M University hab labs that “experiment” on baboons, beagles, and rabbits. Animals should be free to roam, explore, live which is the bare minimum. Imagine having a hole drilled in your head without any anesthesia, being kept in a living hell your whole life because your eyes were clawed shut, ripped out, even removed for good. Laboratory animals are put through this every day.
100 million species ranging from mice, baboons, frogs, dogs, kittens, rabbits, birds, pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in United States laboratories for bio-chemical lectures, medical training, university experimentations, especially drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Creatures are being killed for the conditioner you use, foods you eat, the lipstick you may be wearing, the household products used in your home, for sure medications you’ve taken don’t just come from midair. As citizens we have the liberties and so due these animals. But is it morally right to take their life because we want to experiment? Is right to make them suffer for us its simply unnecessary and unethical? Animals have emotions, feelings, and hearts which is why they’re genetically proven to be similar to those of humans, need animals to survive. Is it really worth blinding a baboon to have a new lip gloss? How about burning the skin of a rabbit for nail polish? For instance, when a dogs is nervous they usually react different or feel stressed out. How could we clarify if the test results ran on that animals were accurate or not? Therefore why are we wasting lives and money on something that isn’t one-hundred percent correct
Banning animal experimentations would not hurt any future advancements. New technology advances such as bio-engineering can provide us better results than animal, not to mention it’s also quick and more cost effective method. These acclaimed scientists to watch organisms, animals, and creatures die right in front of their eyes. Everyone has a right to live they are entitled to live just like humans. Imagine if there was another higher source of life force were using us to run there tests for their planet just like we do animals for science. Horrid, isn’t it.
Tiny animals have to share shoe box sized cages with at least nine other creatures. That’s no way to live. It’s merely impossible to cram human beings into a regular sized bedroom. Studies show that embedding animals into a small space causes hormonal damage, deficiencies, and stress. Such activities also causes food hazards. Jennifer Nelson said, “Salmonella concerns are at an all-time high. More than 500 million eggs from Iowa’s Hillandale Farms and Wright County Egg have been recalled in the nationwide investigation of a salmonella outbreak. The outbreak has sickened more than 1,000 people.” (Web MD) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was created to ensure that the federal agency protected and promoted public health. In the early 1900s
The Federal Meat Act was passed due to prevent massive disease outbreaks in the United States. The law stated that it was a crime to “cut” or misbrand meat products being sold as food to the general public. This ensures that meat products processed in clean and sanitary conditions. In recent years we’ve faced an outbreak, in 2006 from spoiled spinach, peppers, peanuts, and tomatoes. Animals that eat these hazardous foods could taint tests that are being ran on them. The inaccuracy could cost another creature there life. For instance, salmonella is a bacteria found eggs. Chickens are commonly tested on, which means the virus can infect you too. Side effects can range from abdominal pains, fever, and vomiting. Most people can recover with treatment, yet the poor animals have it much worse. They aren’t afforded the chance be nursed back to health, they have to suffer. This causes the other animals that they are around to possibly become immune to the viruses.
This relays to how cruelty goes hand to hand with testing. Handlers in laboratories euthanize animal after determining whether if they’ll be useful. For unhealthy disease prone creatures death is inescapable. Horrifically there is one fate for baby creatures they’re either: dead or useless. Companies recall and pull items off of shelves to prevent lawsuits. On average one recall can cost about one hundred thousand dollars. Corporations use tactics to decrease the amount of fees they have to give back to the customers. Subsequently, the quicker they get the cases settled the faster they can invest money into boosting experiments. Ever had soap in your eyes? Ironically, we’d rinse it out. When we spill clorox on our skin we quickly rub it off. If you’re in the cage with several others sick humans, you wouldn’t be able to maneuver to prevent yourself from the burning sensation. A rabbit and a human aren’t the same. We don’t expect a humans to live in cages? Animals have similar genetics to us. Gorillas are what we are derived from, if they were to brush their teeth they would know not to swallow the mouthwash. Everyday essentials toothpaste, facial cleanser, body wash, and soap should not be tested. Corporations that make these items and cosmetics however use tests and it’s unnecessary.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration reports that ninety two out of every one hundred drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans. Experiments prolong the pain of people waiting for cures by misleading experimenters. The harmful use of animals in experiments is not only cruel but also often ineffective. Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Instead, signs of these diseases are artificially induced in animals in laboratories in an attempt to mimic the human disease. Yet, such experiments belittle the complexity of human conditions which are affected by wide-ranging variables such as genetics, socio-economic factors, deeply-rooted psychological issues and different personal experiences. It is not surprising to find that treatments showing ‘promise’ in animals rarely work in humans. Chocolate, grapes, apples, avocados and almond nuts are harmless in people but toxic to dogs. The harmful use of animals in experiments is not only cruel but also often ineffective. Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Instead, signs of these diseases are artificially induced in animals in laboratories in an attempt to mimic the human disease. Yet, such experiments belittle the complexity of human conditions which are affected by wide-ranging variables such as genetics, socio-economic factors, deeply-rooted psychological issues and different personal experiences. It is not surprising to find that treatments showing ‘promise’ in animals rarely work in humans. Not only are time, money and animals’ lives being wasted (with a huge amount of suffering), but effective treatments are being mistakenly discarded and harmful treatments are getting through. Experimentations are certainly a disgrace.
It firstly is fairly unreliable. Animals don’t have the same body systems as us, and what might be good for them may not have the same great effect on us. It has been proven that ninety two percent of experimental drugs (that’s nine in ten) that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or simply they do not work. This is a barbaric way of researching to gather efficient data. It is just trial and error on animals. Animals’ lives are treated like dirt, and while they can’t talk, they still have rights. Innocent animals are dying, and nine in ten animals die for a product that doesn’t even work. Cures for many diseases and medical conditions like seizures, strokes, bronchitis and asthma, have made little progress over the past century, yet have used excessive animals in experiments. Testing is often painful, and includes many sickening ways of completing experiments, like pouring drain killer into the eyes of animals, or rubbing chemicals on shaved skin. Painful? You bet. Most of these experiments aren’t used with any sort of painkiller. A lot of animals’ lives are thrown away. This must stop.
Finally, there are kinder alternatives to experiment, and animal testing is hardly necessary. It isn’t necessary due to technological advances and more effective treatments. Doctors are now starting to use other methods which are far more effective and reliable than animal testing. We can now discover the root causes of diseases, so more action can be taken. Even skin model testing has been proven to work. These alternatives to animal testing have are more effective and more reliable than animal testing. An estimated 26 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. Animals are used to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products destined for human use, and other biomedical, commercial, and health care uses.
Proponents of animal testing say that it has enabled the development of numerous life-saving treatments for both humans and animals, that there is no alternative method for researching a complete living organism, and that strict regulations prevent the mistreatment of animals in laboratories. Opponents of animal testing say that it is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals, that alternative methods available to researchers can replace animal testing, and that animals are so different from human beings that research on animals often yields irrelevant results. Concluding, animals should not be experimented on. Imagine having hole drilled in your skin, acid in your eyes, your skin getting ripped off without any consideration, being blind because your eyes have so many chemicals that have burned your sockets dry, your whole life being a “test doll”. This is not a good feeling, yet these are the horrid realities animals are put through every day.