Why Animal Testing Should Be Banned?

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Did you know that “over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year”(“11 Facts About Animal Testing”)? Animals testing is the experimental, research, and testing of animals to help seek the different affects a product can have on someone. Many animals are abused daily to ensure the safety of cosmetics, medicine, and other products. They are also used to see if there are any side effects in a product, while also making sure they are safe for people to use. The testing of animals should be banned everywhere because it is unethical due to what information is being kept from the people, archaic because we have better alternatives to testing new products , as well as why some people believe it shouldn’t …show more content…
The most unethical way of funding a lab would be to make people believe they are helping another organization, but really it is going to something else. Today our animal testing labs are being funded by our taxes, donations, and other purchases without people even knowing it. Why should our taxes go to a place that is harming animals? In the article “The Ethics of Medical Testing” it was stated that certain charities “including the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society, and countless others—use donations to fund experiments on animals”(“Using Animals”). How does it make you feel knowing that the money someone donated isn’t actually going to the charity it’s supposed to go to? It is unethical for a charity to give their donations to a different organization, especially when the people who donated think it is going to saving a child, or to help get more medical supplies to help the people who need it the most. Our money should not be going to a place who abuses animals when there is another way to help test different products that are coming out. Animals do not deserve to be treated that way. We wouldn’t use humans to test products, so why would we use an innocent animal instead. It was also said that “despite the vast amount of public funds being used to underwrite animal experimentation, it is nearly impossible for the public to obtain current and complete information …show more content…
As we become more advanced, we start to develop new ways to help us with our research on different subjects. Instead of continuing to harm animals, people should start using the new technology that we have. Some new technology, we have are In Vitro Testing, Computer modeling, human volunteers, and human-patient simulators. Each one of these new technologies does something different to help research a new product. While no animals are harmed in anyway because they are not needed with these technologies. Vitro testing is or also called “organ-on-chips, that contains human cells, it mimics the structure and functioning of human organs and organ system. The chips can also be used instead of animals in disease research, drug testing, and toxicity testing and have been shown to replicate human physiology, diseases, and drug responses more accurately than crude animal experiments do”(“Alternatives to Animal Testing”). If you think about it, you would think that using this new technology to help us with the research on new products because it won’t harm any more animals, and we would get a more accurate result because they are using a product that is more like the human body than an animal that isn’t exactly like humans. Meanwhile, we could simply stop using animals by using a human volunteer who is willing to help with the research. If we used a human there would be a more accurate result, than we

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