Imagine being taken to a place where you are confined, with hardly any room for movement. Yes, in a small enclosure where you are taken once in a while, to get your hair shaved off, or things rubbed onto your skin that could possibly burn your skin or even make your hair never grow back again. This is called “Animal Testing”.
Today, I would like to share my own opinions of what “Animal Testing” really means to me.
Animal tests are any undertaken experimentations that are used to test a living animal that will potentially cause them pain, distress or sufferings.
About 1.4 million animals die each year from animal testing.
In animal testing, countless animals are experimented on and then killed after their use. Others are injured and will still live the remainder of their live in captivity.
Some animal experiments can include injecting or force feeding animals with potentially harmful substances, exposing animals to radiation, surgically removing animals’ organs or tissues to deliberately cause damage, forcing animals to inhale toxic gases or subjecting animals to frightening situations to create anxiety and depression.
Laboratories are usually sterile, indoor environments that animals shouldn’t be confined too. The animals are denied complete freedom and forced to live in cages. They have no control over their lives and are usually without the companionship of others.
The strength of botox is measured in mouse LD50 units. This cruel test involves injecting hundreds of mice directly into their abdomens and counting the number who die from poisoning over the next three days. Tens of thousands of mice suffer in this way in the UK and Ireland every year.
Some experiments require the animal to die as part of the test. For example, regulatory tests for botox, vaccines and some tests for chemical safety are essentially variations of the cruel Lethal Dose 50 test in which 50% of the animals die or are killed very close to death.
Animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process and the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies.
In conclusion, I think animal testing should be banned because it is cruel to animals because it causes them stress, fear, and pain and is forced upon them without their consent. Animal testing is also referred to as inhumane and ineffective.