3 Opinion Essay Animal Testing

Each year all over the world millions animals are maimed, blinded, scalded, force-fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, and otherwise hurt and killed in the name of science, by institutions, cosmetics companies and scientific centers. Substances that we use every day, such as eye shadow, soap, lip gloss, cleaning products and etc., may be tested on rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, and other animals.

There are o lot of arguments against animal testing. I want to start with practical one. First of all, animal testing can be misleading. An animal's response to a drug can be different to a human's . When locked up in a tiny dirty cells they suffer tremendous stress. And that stress can affect experiments, making the results meaningless.

From the moral side I can emphasize that animals have as much right to life as human. Deaths through research are absolutely unnecessary and are morally no different from murder. And if you wouldn’t want to be tested on yourself, what makes you think animals would want to be tested on.

According to the United States Department Of Agriculture, approximately 61% of don't feel pain, and if they do it is very little. But can we know it exactly? The fact is that even if they do only feel a little pain, they do feel pain. Can you imagine how they feel? They forced to do something that they do not want to do just because they can't actually say «no». Scientists often face situations where the test causes immediate death on some animals because of stomach ruptures or from chemical overdose.

The most terrible fact is that there is absolutely no law that requires animal testing, and they are only done to protect companies from consumer’s court actions.

We consider ourselves as humanist society and we can't let this continue, but we do. However, there is no excuse for what I consider to be plain and simple cruelty.

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