Should Animal Testing Still Exist?

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Should Animal Testing Still Exist?

Pippa Harpster

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Animal testing isn’t a light topic, just letting you know. I will address some things that aren’t exactly pleasant. Namely, abuse toward animals. Moving on from that, is animal testing wrong? I truly, with all my heart, believe that it is wrong. Unnecessary abuse of animals is downright evil.

Animal testing subjects animals to downright torture. According to Humane Society International, animals used in experiments can be subjected to force-feeding, food and water deprivation, held in restraints for long periods of time, and can have their necks snapped or be beheaded. So, clearly, that is just an all-around painful existence. There are laws that prevent animal cruelty such as that, but the animals the scientists use aren’t protected by said laws. Meaning that scientists can do whatever they want to their animals.

Another thing that only makes it worse is, the fact that animals aren’t entirely necessary for these tests. There are things like, while horrifying, artificial skin, human cells produced in a lab, and in-vitro testing. These alternative “test subjects” are much better, more renewable, and cause literally no deaths! The system we have no is just simply outdated. It was the best option back in the 1800s maybe, but now it’s just inhumane when we have better alternatives.

Animal tests nowadays are just outdated. Most of the tests are inconclusive because they’ll have different effects on humans than animals. Things like medicines and cosmetics can be harmful to animals but really useful on humans. As I said in the previous paragraph, when animal testing was the only option many scientists had, but now they have so many other options that the fact scientists are still using animals is downright cruel.

So, in conclusion, I personally believe that using animals in experiments in wrong for so many reasons. It’s cruel, unreliable, non-renewable, and inhumane. But that’s my opinion, what’s yours?

https://animal-testing.procon.org/

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