Animal Testing Is Cruel And Inhumane Essay

786 Words May 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats and dogs are lonely and locked inside cages in laboratories across the country, sitting in fear while waiting for the next painful and terrifying procedure. Animal testing goes back to the Greeks during the 4th and 3rd centuries, Aristotle (384-322 BCE) and Erasistratus (304-258 BCE) were among the first to perform experiments on living animals. However, it is time for a change animal testing is inhumane and cruel, there are alternative methods available that can replace the use of animals, and because animals are so different from humans it makes many tests false. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane because just like humans, animals have emotions and feel pain as well. Chemical, pharmaceutical and medical research laboratories use live animals to test everything from surgical procedures to cosmetic products. There are over 15 million animals being tested on but because the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) does not protect mice, rats and birds they go unaccounted for. According to the humane society international, animals used for testing are subjected to situations they normally would not contract. Innocent animals go through food and water deprivation, long periods of physical restraints, and they are even burned or subjected to other wounds just so scientist can watch the healing process along with having them become addicted to drugs. LD50 and Draize are two tests that are run animal to test toxic substances. “The LD50…

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