Despite its positive history of its many medical discoveries, animal testing should not be tolerated as it is unethical, costly, ignorant, and because many cheaper and more reliable alternatives have been created. Many people are against animal testing, whereas many people also support animal testing. Many products must be tested before they are exposed to humans, from cosmetics, drugs, and to plastic bags. Famous make up companies, such as ‘L’Oreal’ and even ‘Glade’ tests on animals, while companies such as ‘Burt’s Bees’ and ‘Mary Kay’ do not test on animals (“Beauty”). The foremost reason people are against animal testing is because animals are tested without their consent.
Scientists use animals instead of humans because experimenting against humans is viewed as impractical and unethical. The debate of animals being used in commercial products and educational exercises is an emotionally stimulated issue going on in modern society. Many animal rights groups, including PETA, have found that the way that animals are being treated during testing is morally wrong. Emotion may be the determining factor in deciding whether a person believes that animal testing is ethical or unethical. The use of animal testing has been beneficial, discovering many different medications that have saved human lives.
The fact is animal testing should be banned because different species have different reactions to drugs. That is probably the strongest reason other countries have already placed bans on animal testing, along with the fact that most of them fail miserably. The easiest way to help out these animals is becoming conscious and simply looking to see if the products you use have been tested on animals. You may lose a few of your favorite brands, but it will be so worth it when animal testing is eradicated and these animals can be saved by families, not “adopted” by research facilities to make their lives miserable. Put yourself in those poor animal’s shoes, would you want to be crippled and have your freedom ripped away from you to test products to make someone pretty?
The animals are placed into unnatural habitats that change the way the animals behave. Another reason these laws should be put into place is because facilities could save money by using another form of testing that doesn’t result in multiple deaths. Avoiding the products that are produced as a result of vivisection can lead to companies having to shut down due to lack of business, and new opportunities for medical and other types of research will emerge.
Many companies still say that animal tests are the most likely to hold up in court if a human is injured by a cosmetic or household product and, for that reason, they will struggle to hold on to animal-based research. We need to continue to to find new and improved alternatives so that we may preserve the lives and dignity of animals, but can also ensure the consumer of product safety. Many manufactures such as Avon, Revlon, and Estee Lauder have ceased animal tests. the fact that companies are supporting alternatives and reduce animal usage is a good sign but the fight is clearly not over. This project has educated my family and I to be more caring consumers and we will use are buying power to pressure companies into banning animal testing within the commercial market.
Lab experimentation involving animals is inhumane. Animal testing is cruel because an animal s life is just as important as a human s life, people are exploiting animals, and animal testing doesn’t t show whether or not a product is safe for humans. In laboratories around the world, scientists test a company s product on animals. Why do these companies test their products on animals? Many scientists would argue that it s more cost-efficient to test products on animals than on humans.
Even with such sacrifices of the animals, the accuracy of animal testing is opened to debate. Some people may argue that the results of animal testing are reliable, but this is actually the e... ... middle of paper ... ...ects that would be detrimental to humans, since actual human cells are in use. Hence, compared to the benefits of the alternative methods, animal testing is absolutely unnecessary and wasteful of precious lives. Animal testing should not be conducted, as they are unethical, unreliable, and unnecessary. Millions of animals every year are trapped in small cages and killed mercilessly through brutal ways.
While some laws and organizations exist to help prevent animal cruelty, lack of awareness surrounding animal cruelty issues has allowed many forms of animal cruelty to continue without an attempt of being stopped. One of the biggest issues for animal cruelty is the lack of awareness. Animal testing is one form of animal cruelty that should be illegal because it is inhumane, unethical, and the results that come from it cannot always be accurately compared to the results that would come from human beings. Regan Singer says, “To assume that humans are inevitably superior to other species simply by virtue of their species membership is an injustice”, which Singer terms "speciesism," which is an injustice parallel to racism and sexism. What he means is that animals are conscious creatures that are aware of their environment and have goals , desires, and emotions.
Computers may reduce numbers, but can't possibly understand the complexity of our bodies (animaresearchurs.org). Opposers can claim we are archaic and need to get with the times, however, our bodies are the most complex structures on the planet and the only thing that can possibly come close is animals because using humans is inhumane and unreliable. Works Cited "Ethical Frontiers of Humanizing Animals in the Lab." Christian Science Monitor. 28 Jul.
Ending this cruel practice will drive the creation of new and more productive procedures that will result in the betterment of mankind. In far too many cases, animal testing has been of little benefit. According to research from Cruelty Free International, “90% of drugs fail in human trials despite promising results in animal tests” (Source G). Because animals are not naturally afflicted with all of the same diseases that humans face, animals need to be artificially given the diseases. And since animals do not have the same genetic make up and do not face the same day-to-day external factors that impact people, conclusions about safety and efficacy based on animal testing may be wrong.