What Is The Inhumane Treatment Of Animal Testing

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In the United States alone over one hundred million animals are poisoned, crippled, abused, and killed in laboratories each year. There is only one federal law prohibiting the inhumane treatment of laboratory animals and this law is null to ninety-five percent of the animals being tested. Whole-animal testing is antiquated, and progressive scientists have already developed thousands of more accurate laboratory tests that are cheaper, faster, and most importantly, don 't involve animals. The world doesn 't need another eyeliner, concealer, or mascara, especially when it is produced at the expense of innocent animals that are being brutally mistreated. No longer can humanity sit idly and bat blind eyes to this issue, for the experimentation of …show more content…
So, how are so many cosmetic and laboratory science companies testing these animals in horrific conditions and legally getting away with it? As stated before, only approximately five percent of animals are even covered by this federal law, and, the law is so weakly enforced that laboratories easily violate the act. Several of the policies enforce humane conditions like, “ the sedation of animals, shelter and ventilation, and sustenance for the animals” , but companies like L’Oréal, Estee Lauder, and Clorox blatantly disregard the rights of animals and treat the law as if it is a simply a suggestion. Robert Wilkinson, a pro-animal testing doctor, defends animal experimentation explaining that, “Animals don 't have rights because they do not have the cognitive ability or moral judgment that humans do.”(23) Ideas like these are barbaric considering that, nobody on this Earth should be able to determine the amount of rights another person-or animal receives, Quite frankly, these schools of thought are what produced some of the most tyrannical and fascist dictatorships in history. In addition, acting as these despotic companies, “secret service”, federal inspectors do more harm to the animals than good. Sadly, most inspectors turn a blind eye to experimentation and laboratory violations, so many companies pass inspection even when many legal violations occur. Unfortunately, as animal …show more content…
We have failed to realize that animals are not an acceptable variable to compare to homosapiens. Animals are commonly tested against dangerous drugs and are used as models for human body systems, but an animal’s body structure and a human’s body structure are on completely different spectrums. Often, data collected from animal tests is unusable and “the discrepancies are a result of critical disparities, usually disease specific, between the animal models and the clinical trials testing the treatment strategy”(14). For example, most tests that are performed to find the lethal dose of a medicine like aspirin are done on rats. The pulmonic and cardiovascular structures of rats are the most divergent to humans out of any other animal, but companies use rats because they are an inexpensive alternative. Finally, in 2010, several doctors, put an experiment together to prove that, once and for all, animal testing should be eradicated from laboratories. Using the extracted blood from horseshoe crabs, theses scientists were able to “separate the hemoglobin from the rest of the white and red blood cells”, and test the “bacterial endotoxins with only the hemoglobin”, thus eliminated the necessity for whole-animal testing (4). Not only has this experiment paved the way for future animal-free experiments, but it has inspired young scientists to create their own replacement for

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