Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned Essay

1182 Words Apr 27th, 2016 5 Pages
Imagine a human-being living in a cramped and dirty cell, filled to the brim with other people where there is barely enough room to be able to move. The only sound that this person hears is the scraping of metal and the screams of agony coming from outside the cell. This person awaits their fate of being the next to be taken out of their cell and be strapped down to a table to be infused with various chemicals or to be cut open while still conscious. This is not a scene from a horror movie, but the actual life of ill-fated animals that were captured or bred for the use of animal testing. These animals are poke, prodded, and tortured for the sake of science to better improve man kind, but is science actually worth the never-ending suffering these animals go through? Some people do not like to think of animals capable of thinking; therefore, they are seen not seen equivalent to humans. However, animals have thoughts and feelings similar as humans do. Animals are not objects to be used and tossed aside as if they were nothing, they are living breathing creatures just like people are. Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing (PETA). Worldwide, the government needs to shut down animal testing and have it be entirely outlawed due to…

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