Animal Testing Proposal

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Millions of animals are being unneedlessly tested on for cosmetics, even though there are plenty of alternatives available and most of the results are unreliable or not applicable to humans. Although the fight against animal testing has made huge progress recently, America has yet to stop this cruel practice and chooses to torture animals while other countries are making a stop to the testing (“Animal Testing 101”). Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside cold, barren cages in laboratories across the country. They languish in pain, ache with loneliness, and long to roam free and use their minds. Instead, all they can do is sit and wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them.” (“Animal Testing 101”) Animal testing for products has been going on since the 1920’s, and cosmetic testing has been happening since 1938 (Murnaghan, "Animal Testing Timeline"), which means millions of animals every year since the 20’s have been cruelly and unneedlessly tested on. This unnecessary and cruel torture of animals needs to be stopped; animals should not have their corneas burned in order for people to have mascara and blush, especially when there are other, more efficient and accurate testing options available. Recently, the fight for animal rights and to stop cosmetic testing on animals, has had a huge victory. The EU (European Union) passed a law in March 2013, making it illegal to sell any cosmetics or cosmetics ingredients that have been tested on animals, which in turn, makes companies all across the globe abandon animal testing for cosmetics if they want to sell cosmetics in the European Union ("Cosmetics and Household-Product Animal ... ... middle of paper ... ...he first idea to come to mind would be to prevent their pain, if animals feel pain just as much as humans, it should initiate the same immediate response. If humans choose to let this issue slide, it ultimately brings to light what we as humans truly value, whether we value convenience over humanity and common sense. We need to act now, for the sake of the animals, and for the sake of humanity. Works Cited "Animal Research." Nuffield Council on Bioethics. N.p., May 2005. Web. 27 Mar. 2014. "Animal Testing 101." PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. Knight, Andrew. "The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments." New Internationalist All Posts RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 March 2014. Murnaghan, Ian. "Animal Testing Timeline." Animal Testing Timeline. N.p., 21 July 2010. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. "Cosmetics and Household-Product Animal Testing." PETA. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
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