Animal Experimentation : Animal Cruelty Essay

816 Words Oct 14th, 2014 4 Pages
Animal Experimentation
In this modern society, animals are still being subjected to cruel, intense, and downright chilling forms of torture that scientists classify as "experimentation." The issue of animal testing has been subject to ongoing controversy with good points on both sides. Although either side of the topic has reasoning, there are more substantial reasons against animal experimentation. The testing of animals is an absurd and horrible way to treat any living being. Most of the animals being tested upon are not protected by law, while there are alternative experiments that do not involve animal cruelty, nor expensive research. To start off, the experimentation of animals is a cruel form of punishment for any living creature. Studies conducted by The Humane Society International found that while an animal is being tested, it is often subjected to "...food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds,... [and] the infliction of pain" (procon.org). The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that in 2010 during these cruel trials, "... 97,123 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia for relief". Many pregnant animals are often killed in order to run tests on their fetuses. Experimentation of this harshness should not be legal for any organism to have to endure. Many people believe that animals are protected by law, so…

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