The Ethical Dilemmas: The Dangers Of Animal Testing

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We have all accidentally gotten shampoo or soap in our eyes at some point in our lives and have experienced the pain and irritation that results from that. Now, imagine that someone is injecting shampoo or soap into your eyes in order to see what kind of effect it would have. These are the kinds of “tests” that animals in labs endur everyday. Annually, one hundred million animals are killed in labs for testing and researching in the United States alone (“Experiments on Animals: Overview” PETA). The scientists conducting these experiments must have become numb to the guilty feeling from torturing vulnerable and innocent animals. Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher, once said on the treatment of animals, “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no …show more content…
Animals feel pain and they suffer while being tested on, and it is not right for us to imprison and abuse them. Animal researching should be outlawed in the United States because there are other alternatives, it is unethical, and does not always provides a reliable result.
What many people do not realize is that various alternatives to animal testing exist and it is not a necessity to tests on them. Rather than exposing animals to painful tests- other means of experimentation, as well as food, cosmetic, and drug testing are an option. Things such as human-patient simulators, computer modeling, and human research volunteers can easily take the place of animals ("Alternatives to Animal Testing" PETA). These alternatives are relevant to human health, unlike animal testing. Human-patient simulators actually respond like the human body would. They bleed, breathe, convulse, and even “die”. It is scary how real these simulators are. Computer modeling has been proven to predict how drugs will affect the human body and human volunteers, as well as accurately portraying how drugs and

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