The Ethical Treatment Of Animals Essay

1852 Words Nov 18th, 2016 8 Pages
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…” (Neavs), along with many more inhuman actions. These inhuman acts with animal testing for scientific research dates all the way back to the 300 to 200 BC with key figures like Aristotle. During the 1700’s scientist began to use animal testing to help prove their theories and was not until the 1800’s people began speaking out against the animal cruelty. People did not begin to speak out on animal cruelty through research until the 1900’s. One of the main animal outreach organization is PETA, who strive to help all animals and safety regulations. Researchers were not fought against at this time because they helped the medical and scientific world greatly during their time.
Animal testing has furthered scientific research, however; in…

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