Should We Stop Animal Testing Necessary?
Various States have regulations regarding the treatment of animals, yet the only Federal law in the United States that protects animals is the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The AWA was established to ensure that some breeds of animals were provided a certain level of care when those animals were to be used for research or be around the public. Unfortunately, not all animals are protected under that law. The majority of animals used in experiments are mice, rabbits and birds, and those animals are not protected under the AWA. These animals are being intentionally poisoned, blinded and killed every year in order to test cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and household cleaners. Many times, the results from these tests are inaccurate which makes the testing unnecessary. In an article written by PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, “Even if a product harms animals, it can still be marketed to consumers.” (“PETA Makes Its Case Against Animal Testing” 3). So, what is the point in putting an animal through the torture if the product is going to be marketed regardless of the research