Animal Testing Should Be Banned Essay

2391 Words Dec 1st, 2016 10 Pages
According to the ASPCA, 37-47% of American households are home to a dog, and 30-37% of households have cats (“Pet Statistics”). Pets are usually very important members of the family, offering unconditional love, play, and cuddles. Now imagine someone injecting or smearing chemicals and irritants on or under their skin. Or even worse, squeezing irritants into their eyes, like those found in shampoos or soaps, just to make life easier for consumers. These are only mild examples of the animal testing that goes on every single day around the world, and right here in the United States of America. Animals are kept in lonely, cold, dirty kennels, and some never see the light of day. They are tested on, force fed, and often mistreated even when the tests are over. Every day innocent animals are shocked, injected, poisoned, restrained, and endure excruciating pain testing chemicals in most, if not all, of the products everyday Americans used to get ready this morning. The worst part is that not only are these atrocities completely legal, they go on day by day, ignored by the majority simply for comfort and convenience. The practice of animal testing for use in cosmetic products should be illegal because it is cruel and unnecessary. The use of animals in research dates back as far as the ancient Greeks, Arabs, and Romans. Early Greek doctors conducted experiments on live animals to study anatomy. These animals were subjected to experimentation to study and understand the operation…

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