Animal Experimentation Should Be Treated Like Humans Essay

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Animal Experimentation

Animal Experimentation has been around since the 1960s. Animal testing has been a routine part of getting shampoos, lotions, lipsticks and many other products on the shelves. There is a public misconception that rats and mice are the only animals being used in experimentation and that the experiments are protected through the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, or the Code of Practice, but we know that neither of these are true. Animal experimentation is a cruel practice that results in the torturing and killing of animals for reasons that are nowhere near justified. The lack of ethic-self-examination for the common good is a worrying trend for where society is heading and makes us think how far we are willing to take things. Right now we are experimenting on animals, what’s next, humans? Animals should be treated like humans. Many of these experiments are inflicting pain to these animals and are hurting their way of life. “In the US in 2014, official statistics indicate that 834,453 vertebrates were used in research” (Wikipedia 2014). After the experiments are done, most animals are euthanized or sent out into the wild to die. There is another solution, although it will not solve the catastrophe that we have created, it will lessen the abuse of animals. It is called the Triple R, reduction, refinement, and replacement. It is simple, we can reduce the amount of animals that are taken into the experimentation fields. We can refine the way that the…

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