Animal Testing Is A Dangerous Immoral Act Essay

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Animal testing is the use of animals in an experiment with the goal of controlling biological aspects of the creature. Animal testing is a controversial topic because it can be considered humanely immoral yet scientifically necessary at the same time. When using products that are developed using the testing of animals it is necessary to understand the process that the animals undergo. Is a bottle of shampoo worth the lives of 480 testing rabbits? This is an appropriate question when understanding the topic of animal experimentation.
Animal testing and experimentation consists of procedures done on living animals in order to collect information about the effects of cosmetics, cleaning supplies, food additives, and more. This process can commonly involve force feeding the animals, injecting them with chemical compounds, or exposing them to potentially harmful chemicals and drugs. These experiments can collect certain information, but the risk of harming or killing the animals is always very large (Humane Society International, 2004, para. 1).
Animal testing can be considered a very immoral act. Humane Society International (2004) tries to understand how scientists can ethically cause these innocent animals pain and struggle while other options are available (para. 12). Unilever (n.d.) in particular uses a large amount of different approaches that do not include testing on animals (para. 1). Rowan (2011) discusses the scientific advances that are leading us to explore new…

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