Essay on Should Human Products Be Tested On Animals?

1187 Words Dec 12th, 2014 5 Pages
Should Human Products be Tested on Animals?

“The question is not, can they reason? nor, can they talk? but, can they suffer?”(qtd. in Should). Millions of animals endure human product testing. Even though they are not as advanced as humans they can still feel and suffer. Common human products are tested on them in different test dealing with toxicity. These tests are unnecessary, costly, and don’t predict reliable results but the truth is ignored. Animals are very different than humans and the millions of dollar spent to test products are wasted on insufficient results. There are many other cheaper, more accurate results in which products can be tested. They are more beneficial for both humans and animals. Products intended for human should not be tested on animals.

Millions of animals are used to test different products in a series of painful and stressful experiments. The most commonly used animals in these tests are reptiles, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, reptiles, mice, rats, birds, fish, farm animals, and non-human primates. Out of these animals rats and mice are used the most. Products that we use everyday are tested on them such as cleaners and makeup. The product manufacturers are responsible for making sure they are safe to put on the market by putting them through different tests (Animals).Most people unknowingly fund tests on chemicals, drugs, food, and cosmetics are funded by paying taxes, making donations, buying lottery tickets, and buying…

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