Cruelty, People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals

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According to Peta, People for the ethical treatment of animals, “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 cosmetic testing. Considering the list of animals above, most of these are considered common household pets. How are household pets beneficial to medical research? Most of the 100 million animals being tested are not being treated humanely. Today, animals are being mistreated for human purposes this mistreatment include “infecting with disease, poisoning for toxicity testing, burning skin, causing brain damage…” …show more content…
Inhuman meaning “lacking human qualities of compassion and mercy; cruel and barbaric” (Google). During today’s research methods animals are treated in this manner. Many animals are deprived of food, water, and comfort. Animals are also restrained in manners that they cannot move for years. According to Neavs, “In toxicity testing, animals used in…studies receive the test substance daily, seven days a week, for up to two years with no recovery periods”, animals are being worked to death. Throughout the test process many animals are put through strenuous activities that torment their bodies. Animals are at a disadvantage because once they die another animal replaces them for researchers to continue their testing. Researchers have no remorse when it comes to their studies and pay no attention to the health of animals. Often times “some animals are forced to inhale toxic fumes…some have holes drilled into their skulls, and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cord crushed” (Peta). These animals are not needed for their movement and are treated in this method to run test and to treat them with harsh chemicals. The ethnical procedures put in place for the safety of animals are often not accounted by committee members or …show more content…
Cosmetic testing is specifically tested on live animals to determine the safety of the use of a product for humans. Consumers want a product they know will be safe on their skin and will not have unwanted effects. However, according to an article, Animals Used in Cosmetic testing, “Polls have shown that most consumers would prefer to use products from companies that do not test on animals” which proves that most people want to end inhuman animal testing. The more common cosmetic testing is performed on mice, rats, rabbits and guinea pigs to ensure certain ingredients are safe. Most forced feeding experiments that last weeks or months test whether or not cosmetic problems cause an illness or could cause a threat to a consumer. In the United States companies do not have to conduct animal testing on their cosmetic products. Nevertheless, companies continue testing on animals to protect themselves in circumstantial lawsuit cases. Cosmetic companies often times will generate a new product from untested ingredients and begin animal testing on these products. This system is unnecessary because there are already ingredients for cosmetic products that have been tested in the past and are safe for a consumer. Animal testing could have the potential to end in the cosmetic industry if companies used one of the fifty alternative ways to test their products that do not require the use of animals. There are many

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