Persuasive Essay: Why Animal Testing Should Be Caused?

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Animal Testing “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” (Johnson). According to Mohandas Gandhi, the United States will never be a great nation unless they start treating animals the way that we want to be treated. The U.S. treats their animals like disposable laboratory equipment, because during experiments animals are tortured, killed, and tossed in the trash. Animal testing must be stopped because of the wasted money, cruelty to the animals, and the unreliable results. The U.S wastes billions of dollars every year on animal testing. Over a trillion dollars is spent on healthcare in the U.S. every year, forty percent of that is used purely for animal testing. A lot of institutes…show more content…
There are laws to protect animals, it is called the Animal Welfare Act. Under the Animal Welfare Act, it states that in laboratories animals can be burned, poisoned, starved, restricted, shocked, brain damaged and even addicted to drugs (“Bad Science”). During these experiments pain relievers are not enforced, even during the most painful experiments, and usually are not ever used. About ninety-nine percent of animals used in experiments are not included in the Act; like birds, mice, rats and any cold-blooded animals, which means that the laboratories can do whatever they want to the innocent animals. No matter how painful these experiments are, it is still legal by law (Do Something). Experiments do not even have to keep track of most of the animals that they kill…show more content…
there are as many as eight hundred laboratories that do not have any federal laws or inspections of their labs (Do Something). This is because they only test on animals that are not apart of the Animal Welfare Act. A pole was recently taken about animal testing, forty-three percent of people oppose animal testing, but other poles propose that the people who do not oppose animal testing only do so because they think that is is imperative for medical breakthroughs. They also do not know the painful things that animals have to go through during these experiments (“Medical

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