Is Animal Testing In Labs Wrong?

The Scoop on Animals in Labs

Introduction to the world of animal testing

The topic of animal testing is a big issue in our world at the moment. Did you know that animal testing is a complex process used to assess the safety or how effective something is; everything from medication to cosmetics. Another common use of animal testing is understanding more about how the human body works. Some say animal testing is key if we want to keep learning new things in science. Others couldn´t disagree more: they say that animal testing is a useless way to deliberately burn, gas, force feed, and electrocute innocent animals. Clearly though, innocent animals should not be put through the torture of being tested on without painkillers.

Dogs who have to live like this should break your heart!

Animals Die Within a Few Weeks of Experiments

  • 50% of animals used in cosmetic testing die within only three weeks of the experiment.
  • Approximately 2,900 animals are abused, maimed, tortured, and eventually killed every single hour.
  • Most animals suffer a slow, agonizing death inside many well-known research institutions.

Cosmetic brands are lying about testing their products on animals

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) Excludes Animals like Rats and Mice From Protection

  • The AWA excludes all protection for rats and mice-which make up approximately 95% of the animals used in labs
  • The AWA, which charges USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) to administer a variety of animal protection laws, did not cover rodents and birds used in research
  • Research groups contended that rats, mice, and birds-which make up 95% of nonhuman animals used in labs- already receive oversight through the National Institute of Health

Many puppies like this are sadly tested on in labs

Most Tests on Animals With Cosmetics are Unsuccessful in Telling if a Product is Safe

  • Animal testing is often ineffective in predicting how a product will work on people, estimates say 92% of the tests passed on animals failed on humans
  • A study done on the Draize Test (pouring toxic chemicals into an animals eyes without painkillers) grossly over-predicted the effects on humans
  • 90% of medication approved for humans after animal testing later proved ineffective or harmful to humans in clinical trials

The Scoop on Animal Testing Stories

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