Essay about Animal Testing

642 Words Jan 30th, 2014 3 Pages
Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, monkeys, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside cold, empty cages in laboratories across the world. They suffer in pain, ache with loneliness, and wish to roam free and use their minds. However, all they can do is sit and wait in fear of the next procedure that will be performed on them. More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, and curiosity-driven experiments. “The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us, were any other species in our dominant position.” –Christine Stevens Animal testing is the use of non-human animals in research, for …show more content…
The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings. So, that being said, animal testing needs to stop. Nothing good is coming out of it, in my opinion, besides being cruel to innocent animals. The use of animal testing could be stopped all around the world if scientists and other people would use the alternative testing methods that now exist. For instance, antibodies- which are used to research, diagnose, and fight diseases and have commonly been created by injecting cancer cells into mice- can now be made using DNA that’s produced in a laboratory or taken from human cells. Also, innovative biotechnology has developed a 3-D human liver that scientists can use to study the breakdown of chemicals in the body. This technology imitates human organs and can be used to test cosmetics, drugs, and chemicals. As anyone can now see, animals do not have to be tested and abused for the purpose of science. It is morally wrong since there are many other alternatives that can be used. If animals have done nothing to us, how can we be so cruel to them? More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, and curiosity-driven experiments. It is our job to be the voice for the creatures who cannot speak up for themselves. “If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn’t

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