Animal Testing: My Stance

What really is animal testing? Is it just putting mascara on bunnies? Or is it much more? What does animal testing do? Is it really necessary?

Animal testing is more horrifying than you think. Some things that they really do are force feeding, chemical exposure to toxic chemicals, skin injections, food and water deprivation, infliction of wounds, injuries, or damage, or prolonged periods of physical restraint.

If companies need to test their products on sentient beings, shouldn’t this say something about the untrustworthy and sketchy products that they use? If they have to test a product on another animal, shouldn’t that say something about how potentially dangerous that product could be?

After hearing about the true horrors of animal testing, it just saddens me to the core. The fact that humans do this for their own benefit is just sickening. These beings deserve life. These animals are capable of fear, pain, and most importantly, the desire to live. We are not so different from them. We all want to live. Why am I saying live? Because almost 99% of the time, the animal dies from the tortures, or they use them until they die. This is disgusting, and it needs to be illegal. Why does America make this legal, but it is illegal in the EU? I don’t understand. It’s a basic animal’s right to live, but why do we only care for dogs and cats? Why can’t we reach out to others?

“Every year in the U.S., over 25 million animals are used in biomedical experimentation, product and cosmetic testing, and science education. This includes—dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, pigs, sheep, monkeys, chimpanzees, and more.”

We need this to stop. We need to stop unnecessary killings, especially for our own benefit. We need to share this earth with other beings. We need more compassion. Take a stand against animal testing and buy cruelty free products!

 

 

Resources:

http://www.hsi.org/campaigns/end_animal_testing/qa/about.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

http://www.neavs.org/research/harm-suffering

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5 thoughts on “Animal Testing: My Stance”

      1. Well, they usually have the leaping bunny symbol on the product, or it will say NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS in capital letters. Soaps, detergents, shampoos & conditioners, cleaning supplies, and lotions can be tested on animals, so make sure to watch out. I don’t have all cruelty free products yet, but once they run out, I buy ones that are.

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