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End Cruel Testing

by Stephanie Flores Animals, for many years have been the primary source for conducting experiments.
by Stephanie Flores
Animals, for many years have
been the primary source for conducting
experiments. They are used to test out all
sorts of things like medicine, cosmetics,
hose hold items, and many other things.
painkillers” (para.5), “no experiment, no
matter how painful or trivial, is
prohibited – and pain-killers are not
required” (Humane Society. n.d., para.3).
Animal testing is wrong because
animals are mistreated and are forced to
live in bad conditions. An online
physician’s committee called The
Animals' Psychological and Social Lives
(2011) talks about of some situations that
animals are put through “Animals used in
laboratories…are not attuned to their
psychological needs and typically
involve considerable suffering…animals
are often isolated, with little or no social
contact, or are crammed tightly in cages
with too many other animals…prolonged
captivity can lead to abnormal behaviors,
such as aggression and self-injury” (para.
2)
When animals are being tested
on, they are not provided with the proper
treatment in order to minimize the pain
an animal might feel. An organization
made to fight for animal rights, called
PETA, on one of their online pages, talks
about the sort of treatment animals
experience after researchers have
conducted their experiments “after
enduring these terrifying, painful
procedures, animals are then usually
dumped back into a cage without any
Even after millions of
experiments are conducted, in the end
they only make the animal suffer in vein.
Out of the many test that are conducted
only a few produce positive outcomes,
most of them are failures because they
either don’t produce positive results or
what seemed to work on an animal does
not work for humans at all. In an article
by Knight (2011), he feels that the results
for animal testing’s regarding products
that are later used by humans, have
actually been harming humans and he
even questions the usefulness of these
experiments “thousands of patients
harmed by pharmaceuticals developed
using animal tests… How useful are such
experiments in advancing human
healthcare?” (para. 6).
Even though several different
types of alternatives are available,
animals are still being used because they
are cheap and easy to reproduce in large
numbers. There are “nearly 50 different
alternative methods and testing strategies
have been developed, validated and/or
accepted by international regulatory
authorities” (Humane Society n.d.
para.8).
have been developed, validated and/or accepted by international regulatory authorities” (Humane Society n.d. para.8).
have been developed, validated and/or accepted by international regulatory authorities” (Humane Society n.d. para.8).

Several other countries in the world have already began to ban the use of animal tested products in order to help aid in the complete halt on animal testing. The united sated is one of the countries that still allows animal testing to be done and does not put a ban to animal tested products from being used and sold in the U.S.

should be required to use alternatives most of the time, causing to gradually lead to the complete stop of animal usage for experiments.

In order to help put a stop to animal testing, animal tested products should not
In order to help put a stop to
animal testing, animal tested products
should not be allowed to be sold at
stores. There should also be a halt in the
importation of animal tested products
that come in from other countries.
Companies, research facilities and
anyone who uses animals for testing
Some ways that citizens can help
stop animal testing is by not buying
products that have been tested on
animals in order to make the ones who
test on animals to lose profit and close
down. Another way to help stop animal
testing is by doing protest, signing
petitions, and spreading the word on
what a terrible and wrong thing animal
testing in order to create a national
outcry for the ban of animal testing.
References
Animals' Psychological and Social Lives. (2011). Retrieved April 01, 2016, from
http://www.pcrm.org/research/resch/animalspsych
Humane Society (n.d.). Alternatives to Animal Tests. Retrieved April 20, 2016, from
http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/cosmetic_testing/facts/alternatives_animal_test
s.ht ml?referrer=https://www.google.com/
Knight, A. (2011, July 07). The costs and benefits of animal experiments. Retrieved March
06,
2016, from http://newint.org/blog/2011/07/07/animal-testing-costs-benefits/
PETA. (n.d.). Cruelty to animals in laboratories. Retrieved April 1, 2016 from:
http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/animals-laboratories/
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