Animal Testing : A Controversial And Emotive Topic Essay

1008 Words May 19th, 2016 null Page
Animal testing has always been a controversial and emotive topic. Each year, millions of innocent animals suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics tests, as well as in biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments at universities (“PETA Makes Its Case Against Animal Testing” 3). Think of any drug, cosmetic or household cleaner. Chances are, at one time or another, an animal suffered in order to put that product on the shelf. It takes hundreds of animals being subjected to unnecessary tests in order for one single drug to be considered safe. While some people will argue that these tests are necessary, the reality is, it is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals when there are alternative methods available, and many of the tests are not necessary. Although a lot has been done to stop the inhumane practices of experiments on some animals, not all of them are protected under those laws. Various States have regulations regarding the treatment of animals, yet the only Federal law in the United States that protects animals is the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA was established to ensure that some breeds of animals were provided a certain level of care when those animals were to be used for research or be around the public. Unfortunately, not all animals are protected under that law. The majority of animals used in experiments are mice, rabbits and birds, and those animals are not protected under the AWA.…

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