"The Silent War"

Should animals be used for bio medical research?

For many years now humans have used animals to test beauty products as well as medicine. Animals undergo harsh bio medical treatments just for humans own benefits. 100 to 300 million animals die each year in laboratory experiments, experiments whose methods are unnecessarily cruel and whose results are often inconclusive.

Cruelty

Testing products on animals is just as bad as animal cruelty. Scientist hurt animals just for humans needs. I believe that scientist don't care about the animals well-being and that the government do nothing to protect the animals that scientist use. Government laws state that all animals should be protected, but laboratories do not follow the rules. Animals are into cages sometimes without food. They use harsh chemicals that are enough to kill an adult male. Innocent animals should not be held to this kind of treatment.


Here is a story from a medical lab;


The small, shivering cat huddles against the corner of her tiny cage, trying to sleep but kept awake by the ever-present pain in her head and body. She has been awake for 43 hours now, undergoing experimental research. The electrode tests, research on the effects of electricalimpulses upon brain waves, require electrodes to be strapped to her head and electrical shocks delivered straight to her brain. Sleep-deprived and dazed with pain, she is barely conscious. She tries to moan with pain, but her vocal cords have been cut so that her screams do not disturb the scientists. All she can do is shake with fear and pain and hope it all ends soon. Fortunately for her, it will — tomorrow the scientists are going to decapitate her and remove her brain to study the effects of their experiment.


Monkey Abuse - Medical Experiments

Alternatives

Some people believe that there is no alternative to animal testing, but they're wrong. Lab growing cells and organs are an example. Scientist develop organs to test medication on, yet they insist on using animals. There is no need to use animals in testing when there are many more alternatives that can be used.

Unethical

It is morally defensible to exploit animals for the sake of scientific knowledge. We use mammals to test because they are much more like us. Because they are very much similar than us, we should not kill them. Killing an animal for experimentation is like murdering a human. Animals feel, think and have behaviors such a humans.

Works Cited

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