Animal testing is wrong, and knowing this it should be stopped. Animals are still enduring the torture of experiments for cosmetic research. Some people know that there are organic, healthy, and non-animal testing methods you can use to get the same results. For starters, the testing process for animals is cruel and unusual punishment. They will test the value of new shampoo products by using rabbits as their tests subjects usually.
It is inhumane to keep animals in small enclosures like that where they wouldn’t even get room to stretch their legs or get the chance to behave like they would naturally in the wild. The more intelligent animals (dogs, cats, pigs, primates etc) suffer from severe cases of loneliness because they lack the rights to run around and be free. How would you feel if you could not run around in a free environment? My second argument is using animals for testing cosmetics. It is estimated that over 1 million animals are killed due to companies that test their products on animals and those companies tell us that they use animals to test the safety of their products.
Animal Liberation By: Peter Singer “Animal Liberation” is a novel highlighting the ignorance of people about what animals go through in order to fulfill whatever humans need. Whether it is meals or experimentation, millions of animals suffer each year. The author really goes the extra mile to try to make the reader see his point of view by being descriptive in his explanations of the types of pain animals feel. For example, Bunnies are used to test products for eye irritation by placing them in a chamber with only their heads exposed and dropping the product into their eyes. The eyes of the bunnies often become irritated, infected, and even blind.
A Persuasive Essay on Animal Testing. Millions of animals suffer every year in experiments due to Animal Testing. Tests where different species (like mice, rats, frogs, rabbits, dogs, cats, hamsters, monkeys, fish and birds) can experience severe pain and distress. The way that animals are also bred, transported, housed and handled for these ‘experiments’ may also cause added suffering. Over 3.5 million animals were used in experiments in 2008 in the UK alone.
On the other hand, active cruelty is more well-known. Active cruelty occurs when the abuser intentionally harms an animal. Normally, the abuser does this to feel powerful or gain control. Examples of active cruelty include fighting, burning, shooting, and beating. Both types of cruelty should be taken seriously, but psychiatrists have found that harming animals is a precursor to committing more acts of violence.
It might seem less serious, but that is not the case; it can lead to terrible pain and suffering, and sometimes death. Some examples include starvation, dehydration, untreated infections, inadequate shelter in extreme weather conditions, and the failure to get medical care. Passive cruelty is sometimes due to the owner’s ignorance, so many animal control officers will first try to educate neglectful owners on how to properly care for animals before giving them a ticket or placing them under arrest. The second kind of animal abuse is active cruelty. It is more well know and disturbing.
Conducting experiments on animals for medical improvement has always been a highly controversial issue. Animal rights organisations such as PETA question the legitimacy of it, arguing that it is cruel and unacceptable while the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki states clearly that human trials should be preceded by tests on animals if possible. In this case, though I commiserate the experimented animals, I support animal testings as they are vital to medical advancements for the sake of human race. Nearly all medical breakthroughs over the recent decades were based on the ground of animal testing. The polio vaccine were mainly tested on monkeys for amelioration.
Using animals to test the safety of products and to carry out scientific research has long been the contentious issue for decades. According to the data collected by F. Barbara Orlans for her book, In the Name of Science: Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation, sixty percent of all the experimental animals are used in biomedical research and product-safety testing (p.62). People will have different feelings for animals; many of them look upon animals as life companions while others might view animals as the resources for advancing our scientific research, especially in the medical-related field. No matter how people perceive the animals, the fact remains that the number of animals being exploited by research facilities and cosmetics companies
Government figures show that three million animals per year in the UK alone are poisoned, surgically injured, driven insane, burned, irradiated, starved, electrocuted, kept in solitary confinement and eventually killed all in the name of research, in experiments that most people would find hard to even imagine. Indeed, the torture that laboratory animals are subjected to would be illegal under any other premise. Yet the military, pharmaceutical industry, universities, private research groups, charitable organisations and energy companies continue to carry out these daily atrocities with government and public support. In a nation of animal lovers, it is difficult to accept that were the public actually aware of the systematic and brutal conduct that these animals are subjected to, they would still be indifferent to or in favour of vivisection. Unfortunately though, the cruelty and suffering that is so rife in laboratories is always hidden from public
Animal experimenting is cruel, harmful and inhumane; it is now and it always will be. What can you do to help? First of all you can read about groups such as PETA. PETA, which stands for PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TRATMENT OF ANIMALS provides a long list of companies, which experiment on animals; you can also find a list of companies, which are animal safe. Remember do NOT buy products from those companies that abuse animal rights.