Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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Hundreds of millions of animals die every year from animal testing in the United States. Innocent animals are used everyday in laboratories for biology advancements, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetic testing. They are used to provide information to make better products that are safe for human use. Although animal experimentation has some benefits, the negatives outweigh the positives. Animal testing is killing off innocent beings for the possible human benefit, and with modern technology, there are alternative ways to test products that leave animals unharmed. All over the world, people continue to conduct tests on animals. Due to the minimum standards given, there is very little regulation …show more content…

They are treated more like lab equipment than a living, breathing species. It is a necessity to increase the regulation of animals in experiments to change the future for these beings. Animals should not be treated the same as a test tube or beaker, they should be treat like the living, breathing specimens that they are. In her book My Point…and I Do Have One, Ellen DeGeneres said “if you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn 't done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit 's eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson 's eyes and ask him if it hurts” (157). Although there are alternate scientific ways to test products, DeGeneres has a point; why are we harming innocent animals? They have done nothing to us and yet will still inject them with drugs or suffocate them with toxic fumes. If it was absolutely necessary for something to be tested on an actual human I think we should test it on those who have raped or killed innocent people. The world needs to see the tragic treatment of these animals and we need to push for the use of alternate testing

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