Animals Should Not Be Used for Research

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Who is the first one taking a tablet of aspirin? Who is the first one using shampoos? Who is the first one in drinking a new type of coke or PepsiCo? It is not us, as is commonly believed. These are first tested on Animals leading to death of tens of millions to more than 100 million annually. And, believe me, these testing result in pain & suffering to animals and is cruel- really cruel. See some of these methods on this chart. How many of us will like to have these tests conducted in us – after all we belong to Homo Sapiens – same animal species as Gorilla`s. I am sure none of us will like to pass that cruelty. But, do we know that we may be washing our face in the fat of a slaughtered animal? Or shampoo our hair with boiled animal skin, or like to find acids, fats and placenta from the slaughterhouse in your lipstick, toothpaste or shaving cream? I am opposed to Animals being used for research, simply because the most basic interests of animals should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings. All animals used in research have basic needs and interests, stemming from their biological and psychological natures. Is the benefit of testing on animals worth the cruelty humans impose on them? The research from PETA also proves this. One of the most shocking animal testing statistics is that not even 2% of the human illnesses are found in animals. And, there are many alternatives to the use of animals in research, but a lack of availability of necessary technology, and of the finance to provide such technology, has been given as an excuse why alternative methods are not used. The most common type of alternative methods involves in-vitro tests, skin and cell cultures, epidemiology, computer software, databases of tests already done to avoid duplication and human clinical trial tests. Donated blood can be successfully

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