Animal Experimentation

By: Tanya & Ashley

Animal Testing

Laboratories use animals as testing subjects and harm their health and future. Animals are kept in barren and empty cages which limit freedom and choices. Animals never receive the opportunities of their real habitat in cages. They are caged for most of their lives everyday, scared for the next experiment on them.

Approximately 20 million Animals are killed annually for animal testing

Acts and Laws regarding testing

There are minimal laws passed which regard the welfare of innocent animals and experimentation. Laboratories have very few regulations and hygienic standards they are obligated to meet by the PETA association. The main Law passed about the circumstances of laboratories in America is called the "Animal Welfare Act." This act covers standards which need to be met by laboratories. The hygiene standards are low and minimum, causing animals to suffer.

Dissection in classrooms

Thousands of schools across the nation use live frogs for class biological projects. Many alternative choices are available through technology that schools refuse to use. Frogs are taken out of their habitats and spread harmful diseases to native species. Frogs are bred and forced reproduce so that they can be supplied to local schools for biology experiments.

Companies using animals

Cosmetic companies, industries, schools, medical universities and scientists all use animals as testing subjects. Cosmetic companies such as L'Oréal have only recently stopped using animal experimentation for their makeup products. Windex, Ban-aid, Walgreens, Air-Wick, Aveeno, AXE, and Clorox all use animal testing and experiments.

Solutions

We believe that animal testing cannot be avoided for scientific reasoning but we hope we can reduce the amount of animals killed annually. To help solve this issue in society, we could start to use technology to dissect frogs and not use animals for unneeded reasons. To support this cause at East, in science class this year, we could use softwares instead to help conserve the frog population.