Do you know that the lipstick, the eyeshadow and the mascara we use to make ourselves look more attractive have poisoned hundreds of thousands of innocent animals? Do you know that the hairspray, the hair gel and the perfume we use to make ourselves look smarter have blinded hundreds of thousands of innocent animals? Do you know that even the toothpaste, the shampoo and the soap we use everyday have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent animals? If you answered “No” in your head to any of these questions, then this speech concerns you. Animal testing is not only a research to find cures for human diseases, it is also an experimentation to assess the safety of various products such as daily necessities, cosmetic products and medicines.An overview of animal testing in People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has judged us guilty of killing nearly 100 million of animals in research laboratories every year including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds. Each year, nearly 100 million of animals have been burned, poisoned and starved.
Each year, nearly 100 million of animals have been dosed with poisonous elements, driven insane and deliberately infected with diseases such as cancer, diabetes and AIDS. Each year, nearly 100 million of animals, their eyes are removed, their brains are damaged and their bones are broken. Each year, nearly 100 million of animals have been brutally abused, mercilessly tortured and defencelessly killed for human benefits. Did they deserve such cruel and brutal treatment?Scientists and researchers claimed that they have unlimited access to animals for experiments in order to find cures for human diseases. However, it’s ironic how animal testing has actually endangered the life of human beings as the results from animal testing cannot be applied to humans. According to PETA’s fact sheet, they argued that “In many cases, animal studies do not just hurt animals and waste money, they kill people too. Some drugs were all tested on animals and judged safe but had devastating consequences for the humans who used them.
” Have all of us thought that why this would happen? The answer is very simple. This is because animals and humans are completely different from each other. As far as I know, we are not 50kg rats.