RIGHT NOW, MILLIONS OF MICE, RATS, RABBITS, PRIMATES, CATS, DOGS, AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE LOCKED INSIDE BARREN CAGES IN LABORATORIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THEY LANGUISH IN PAIN, ACHE WITH LONELINESS, AND LONG TO BE FREE. INSTEAD ALL THEY CAN DO IS SIT AND WAIT IN FEAR OF THE NEXT TERRIFYING AND PAINFUL PROCEDURE THAT WILL BE PERFORMED ON THEM.
All the medications, products designed for human use, biomedical, commercial and health care use, till date,are being tested on these poor organisms who actually cannot speak up. We humans are (sorry to be rude) but way too selfish and for our benefits are practising this since 500 BC, wherein, an estimated 26 million animals are being tested every year.
The proponents of animal testing say it has established life saving treatments and there isn’t any alternative method for researching a complete organism but the opponents( me being one) say that, it is cruel and inhumane to experiment on those poor creatures, and those being so different from us can lead to misleading results as was seen in THALIDOMIDE TEST (a peculiar drug which caused 10,000 birth defects as extensive animal testing had failed to predict any hazard and this drug was made available based on animal testing data).
Animal testing is regulated by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) passed in 1966. The US Department of Agriculture reports the number of animals used for research till date.
- contributes to life-saving cures
- no alternative present for testing complete living system
- similar in some ways
- have short life span, so are better subjects
- research is highly regulated which doesn’t harm them much
- inhumane and cruel
- in vitro, micro-dosing techniques are the alternatives
- poor test results, which can be misleading
- more expensive
Animals also suffer just like humans, so better test on yourself than doing the-so-called SPECIESISM. God has entrusted us with the responsibility to rule over and be dominant over other creations but unfortunately we, being superior, are misusing this duty. Let us just give a thought to this in our busy schedules. This was all for this week..
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