Animal Testing: Animal Abuse

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Today and for dozens of years before, animals have been used to test cosmetics, household cleaners, and hygiene products. Is this considered animals abuse? Animal abuse is defined as, “The human infliction of suffering or harm upon any non-human animal, for purposes other than self-defense or survival” (dictionary.com). Animals used for experimentation is abuse. There is no logical reasoning for using innocent animals such as, mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, primates, and others that are locked inside cold barren cages for experimentation (About Animal Testing). Right now, millions of these animals are locked in cages until they are needed for the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them. Animals are not ours to …show more content…
Millions of products are being rubbed, inserted, and put all over your body. The animals are in an unknown location, scared, and are in pain. There is nothing you can do. That is what is happening today, with millions of animals, all different types of species. There animals are trapped in cold, barren cages without any love, positive attention, or physical exercise to keep healthy. You never see the world outside of the experimenting laboratory. Animals are very intelligent, but in this case, are unaware of what is going on and what is happening to them. Experimental testing is painful. “In fact, animals sense of smell, sight, and sound is much more acute than our own. Therefore, we can assume that their sensitivity to pain is at least equal to the human beings. Animals are living things. They have lungs which breathe, hearts which beat, and blood that flows.” (Klazema). If we are sensitive to shots, who says they are not? These products are still being developed and if the product happens to be dangerous, the animals will be the first to tell. They are put through all the pain of the failed experiments. The intentions of animal testing is not to harm the animals, but that is exactly what it does

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