Animal experimentation has always been a very disputable theme. Some believe that this is a really good thing to do and that such testing may bring various benefits for humans. However, indeed, we make animals suffer and die for nothing. At the moment you are reading this, millions various animals are locked inside barren cages in laboratories across the country. They have to be victims of human experiments and live with continuous pain.
Animals can do nothing in such situation. They can only wait in fear of the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them. They suffer during all their lives and after terror, almost all of them are murdered. Rats and mice, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, dogs, cats, pigs, cows, sheep, reptiles, trout, primates, a diversity of bird species and many others suffer our experiments of biology, biochemistry, physiology, and psychology. We test various viruses on them, change their DNA, impregnate them and kill the pregnant mothers so we can study their fetuses. In addition, humans submit make animals starving or submit electric shocks to test their resistance, burn them alive, apply irritants to their eyes and skin, we block their glands, force them to inhale toxic substances, provoke paralysis, submit them to radiation and extreme temperatures
However, all such testings are unfair and animals have to suffer only because we want so. There are many non-animal test methods that can be used in place of animal testing. Not only are these non-animal tests more humane, they also have the potential to be cheaper, faster, and more relevant to humans. While some of the experimentation conducted on animals today is required by law, most of it isn’t. In fact, a number of countries have implemented bans on the testing of certain types of consumer goods on animals, such as the cosmetics-testing bans in the European Union, India, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, and elsewhere.
Scientific advancement is one of the foundations of our culture. It implies great benefits for humans, but this advance has certain limits. For example, the majority of society would be against experimentation on humans against their will even if this would lead to great advances in the search for vaccines and cures.
So to sum up we can say that animal testing is a very cruel thing to do but sometimes the humanity needs to use it. We hope that in the future there won’t be any need to do so.
Animal experimentation has always been a very disputable theme. Some believe that this is a really good thing to do and that such testing may bring various benefits for humans. However, indeed, we make animals suffer and die for nothing. At the moment you are reading this, millions various animals are locked inside barren cages in laboratories across the country.