The Controversy Over Animal Testing

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From when you are a baby to when you are an adult animal testing is used in your everyday products. From the Pampers you put on as a baby and the Johnson and Johnson you are washed with. To when you are older the Febreeze, Sunsilk, and Gillette you use.( Companies That do Test on Animals) Animal testing surrounds you in every act of life. “The guess is around 100 million animals are used worldwide in animal testing.” (Animal Rights) Animal testing is rooted from natural curiosity. How the insides of a living organism operate and look is an interesting idea. Because of the fact that dissection of humans was illegal by the Roman Church, animals were the second best option for knowledge of living organisms. (Animal Testing) The debate surrounding the idea of animal testing is a very heated one. There are many alternating opinions to why it is just or not. Animal testing was started in the 1800’s for creating vaccines for children, the animals they started testing on were monkeys, mice, and guinea pigs. Based off Charles Darwin’s idea that humans are closely linked to primates we based the idea that animal testing would benefit us. (Animal Testing) Animal testing has caused pain and relief alike. On one hand innocent animals are dying on the other we are creating vaccines to save animals and humans alike. It comes down to ethics whether you think animal testing is right or not. And in which cases out of drug tests, vaccines, consumer products, biomedical research, and education. Many people protest animal testing because of the inhumane ways animals are and were treated; and the mindset of the operators had of why it is just. Cruelty is one of the main reasons people are against animal testing. Groups fighting for animal righ... ... middle of paper ..., 2010. Meagan Gilbert Cunningham The Blade, Toledo Ohio. “UT wins stimulus grants; researcher paving way to halt use of lab animals: Skin testing replica might spare live subjects.” McClatchy-Tribune Business News. 20 October 2009. eLibrary. Web. 30 April, 2010. “Allergy and Immunology; Danish biotech company to lead in evaluation of animal-free testing of allergy products. “Science Letter. 24 January 2006: 36 eLibrary. Web 30 April 2010. Kanter, James. “E.U. animal-welfare plan may limit trade; A new law could protect test animals but could block more meat imports.” International Herald Tribune. 27. April 2010: 1. eLibrary. Web. 05 May 2010. “Companies That do Test on Animals //A-Z” Caring Consumer// search for cruelty free companies and products. Web. 05 May 2010.

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