Should Animal Testing Be Used For Scientific Or Commercial Testing?

771 Words May 18th, 2016 4 Pages
The discussion of whether or not animals should be used for scientific or commercial testing has always been an issue among animal rights activists, such as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), as early as the 1980’s. This is because the relationship held between man and animal has always been messy and confusing. Some people are able to say without hesitation that they love animals, but when it comes down to the food they eat and the products we use, people go on and unintentionally harm them. This may be because people do not know exactly what has been done to make their favorite lipstick or the shampoo that makes their hair silky and smooth. The two sides to this issue are plain and simple. Some people may argue that animal testing is necessary towards the evolvement of medicine and other products; however, the other side finds animal testing to be completely immoral.
Whether it is called animal testing, animal experimentation, or animal research, it refers to the experimentation carried out on animals. Not all animals are treated equally and this is proven by the Animal Welfare Act of 1966. This law is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. Although this seems like a very huge step for all animal rights activists, this law actually does not protect 95% of the animals who are being tested on since it excludes the protection of birds, rats, mice, and…

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