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Animal Testing Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on January 6, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,457 words

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Animal Testing
Is it fair to the Animals?
Imagine if you were a mother dog and you had a great family of puppies. All of a sudden someone comes up to your door and says that he was going to take your dog and puppies for scientific experimentation. You are sitting home alone in the dark and thinking about your cute, little family of dogs having to be put in small cages. It is hard for you to believe, but the puppies could be under a very dangerous experiment and you can do nothing about it. Then unquestionably you will never know if the puppies are fed well or if they are even alive. Animal experimentation or testing is not a good idea.
First have you ever wondered if animal testing is a good idea? “Animal experimentation is the use of animals for medical and scientific research (Nault 514). “Some types of animal testing are eye irritancy, acute toxicity, repeated dose toxicity, skin corrosivity/ irritation, skin sensitization, pharmacokinetics/ toxicokinetics, metabolism, dermal penetration, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, ecotoxicity, and pyrogenicity” (“Types of Animal Testing”). Did you notice that part of those tests have to do with toxicating the animals?   In my opinion, I do not think that is a good type of testing.
Next, do you realize that animal testing might be a problem? “Did you know typically that more than 100 million animals die in U.S. labs for the many different types of animal testing I just told you about? Some animals can not move in restraint devices for hours, and may have to breathe toxic fumes. Other animals may have their skin burned off, holes drilled in their head, or the animal’s backbone may be crushed, causing them to die. The animals may have to stay in cages that are psychologically traumatized or socially isolated” (Collins). For many years this is how animals have been treated. “Animals are an alternative for humans. Not all tests work on animals, event though many...

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