Animals Should Not Be Cruelty: The Dangers Of Animal Testing

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When one picks out their personal care products, makeup, or cleaning products they could be supporting animal cruelty and not even know it. Across the world, countless animals are locked inside bare, cold cages in laboratories. They are lonely and just want to be set free from their isolation and misery. They wait in terror for the next painful experiment to be performed on them. The stress that these animals are under causes them to bite their skin and rip their hair out. Therefore, it is important that customers check the label on their items to make sure that it states “not tested on animals.” Animals should not be experimented on because it is inhumane, unreliable, and unnecessary. The greatest animal rights organization, People for the …show more content…
Most importantly is the fact that animals do not get many of the diseases that humans do including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Therefore, diseases have to be artificially induced in research animals, however, they will never be the same as the diseases that occur naturally in humans. The results of animal testing are misleading and do not improve human health. It only prolongs the discovery of effective cures for people who are suffering. It is proven that “Nine out of ten drugs that appear promising in animal studies go on to fail in human clinical trials” (American Anti-Vivisection Society). Likewise, the results of experiments performed on research animals can be easily manipulated. Animals that are being tested on are in unnatural environments, causing distress, so the results are not accurate. Additionally, throughout all of the experiments they are restrained, so they cannot react naturally. For example, during the Draize test the rabbits are placed in restraining stocks and a substance is placed into one of their eyes. Naturally, they would wipe their eyes, but they can’t. Most people know that mice and primates are commonly used in animal testing and that they share a great percentage of DNA with humans. Specifically, mice share 98 percent and primates share 99 percent. For those reasons, people believe that mice, primates, and even any other research animal, will predict reliable human outcomes. The article “Using Animals for Medical Testing Is Unethical and Unnecessary,” supports the conclusion that the previous statement is false; research animals do not predict dependable human outcomes. It

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