For the past two thousand years, animals have had scientific experiments done on them. Whether those experiments are morally correct or not, humans still tend to do all types of experiments for many different reasons. People have a tendency to overlook the pain and suffering animals go though. When there are several other options to test, it shows how there is a lack of consideration to the animals. Animal testing should only be used in non-harmful experiments or when no other resources are available. Animals are getting hurt every day due to experiments. However, scientists are not considering what the animals are going through, but what the people are learning from it. Being in pain is a situation everyone wants to prevent from experiencing. People do not like to experience pain themselves but when it is an animal being harmed, one feels no sympathy. While testing, countless of animals are experimented on and then eventually killed. Others are injured and will still live the remainder of their lives in captivity. The ways the human race can exploit these living creatures is ridiculous. As Jeff Mackey reveals, “During military training exercises, live pigs are shot, stabbed, and burned; live goats have their legs broken with bolt cutters; and live monkeys are poisoned with harmful chemicals”(Mackey). When people can go as far as shooting and stabbing animals, then the experiments are only going to become more severe. Animals are opened up and experimented on all the time, even though there are other resources that are just as gratifying. As one would imagine, in today's technologically advanced world, science has made tremendous progress. Many alternatives exist instead of live animal research. Providing proof for this truth is one of the top educational institutions in the world - Johns Hopkins - has a center for finding alternatives to animal testing “The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing.” According to John, computer modeling, using fake skin and improved algebraic design are a few ways that could substitute for using animals. These creatures are feeling pain they do not deserve. Society may need these tests and results, but one would agree it should be done in the fastest and safest way possible. Gordon Baxter stated, “Non-animal methods usually take less time to complete.” Baxter also stated that Animal testing generally costs an enormous amount of money. Animals must be fed, housed, cared for and treated with drugs or a similar experimental substance. On top of that, animal testing may occur more than once resulting in additional costs. While there are numerous cons of using animal testing, researchers have used their findings to improve health and medicine. Many medical treatments have been made possible by animal research, including…
How many of you have pets at home? Now, how would you feel if your pet was kept in a small cage without interaction with other animals? What if researchers shaved your pets fur off and then doused them with harsh chemicals to see if their skin will blister and burn? Or if you had a rabbit and chemicals were poured into his eyes to test the irritancy of the chemical? (Rhetorical Question). The chemicals burn like fire. (Simile). Remember that your rabbit does not have tear ducts and cannot wash the…
Animal Testing Right or Wrong?
The number of animals killed each year in the United States, is from 17 million to 70 million animals. Even though, the Animal Welfare Act states laboratories must report the number of animals used in experiments; mice, birds, and rats are not included in this number over all. According to the Society of Animals, these animals are used in 80 to 90 percent of all animal testing. Animal testing may not directly affect people…
A Test to Die For
Animal experimentation is an ever growing issue of modern culture and just like many debates one side is labeled the hero and the other a villain, but in the case of animal testing it's not so black and white. There are many good reasons to be against animal experimentation like in reference to the methods of testing or animal rights but for most the reason is that of moral or personal. And in many cases most people choose to be against animal testing before they even consider…
The number of animals killed each year in the United States alone varies between 17 and 70 million. The Animal Welfare Act (ACA) states that laboratories must report the number of animals used in experiments; yet mice, birds, and rats are not included in this figure. These animals are used in 80 to 90 percent of all animal testing. Because of this, it is impossible to calculate the exact number of animals used in such experiments (PETA, 5).
Animal testing might not directly affect ordinary people…
Against Animal Testing
Humans guarantee each other many rights including happiness, dignity, health care, employment, voting, and free speech. These rights come in to question when taking away non-basic interests, such as comfort or quality of life, or losing interests that lower a quality of life. We then create a system in which we must choose which beings deserve and do not deserve certain treatments to meet our own desires. This is why some companies and organizations have begun to create…
Animal testing has been going on for far too long. Whether it is to test a new cosmetic or develop another medication, scientists have used animals as a way of testing out new drugs and products before they are used on humans. Each year animals are blinded, force-fed, genetically altered, injured and more. They are kept in tiny, uncomfortable cages just to test something new. These innocent animals are hurt for science and the results might not even hold true for humans. While some may think that…
Animal Testing: Necessary and Humane in Modern Practice
History of Animal Testing
Diseases Treated in Animals
Parvo, Leukemia, Rabies
Diseases Treated in Humans
Polio, Anthrax, Smallpox
Laws Governing Testing
Negative Aspects of Testing
Loopholes in Law
Alternatives to Animal Testing
Conclusion Animal Testing: Necessary and Humane in Modern Practice
The struggle against sickness and disease is not over, yet medical progress is being threatened by activists…
Every year, 20 million animals are mutilated, blinded, scalded, force fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, hurt and killed for research and science. Three fourths of these animals die for medical purposes and the rest are killed for tests on various products. Mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, and other animals are used for these cruel tests. Animal testing first started in the 1800’s for creating vaccines for children. The animals they tested on were monkeys, mice,…
Animal Testing, Inhumane or Not?
By: Chris Persaud
Imagine unsafe chemical compounds used recklessly on innocent animals, causing illness and even death. Just for the purpose of creating a new perfume.
Sadly, this is the truth behind a lot of big named make-up and perfume companies, as well as other companies using potentially dangerous chemicals. To test the chemicals animals are used to experiment and modify said chemicals. Various pains and afflictions are thrown at these animals in the name…
ENGL 0870 E02
December 2, 2013
Many products today require companies to test their products regularly and securely. They test their products in plenty of ways. The worst controversial way is animal testing. Animal testing has grown every year it has been in use. Activist groups are forming in an alliance to try and stop these companies from hurting innocent animals. Although some people think that animal testing and research…