Beecher High School
Animal Experimentation is Barbaric
On average every second one animal in a USA laboratory is killed from an intrusive experiment (“Vivisection/Animals in Research”, 2012). Controversy on animal experimentation has dated back to as early as 1876, when France made the 1876 Cruelty to Animals Act, the first ever recorded to stop animal experimentation (“Irish Statute Book”, 2002). Some people argue that animal testing is necessary to save human lives. The experiments are not only barbaric but also unnecessary. The experiments have not been proven to be very helpful, but very distressful to the animals. Many people say that animals cannot feel pain, but why experiment on an animal that is not the same as experimenting on humans? The United States alone spends too much money on animal research that is not useful to humans. Animal experimentation should immediately be outlawed; it is the worst kind of scientific research that can be conducted. Animal experimentation has been going on since before Christ and has been recorded many times in history. The earliest known animal experimentation was from Aristotle in the third and fourth centuries BC (“Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group”, 2005). Animal research had been going on for a long time, but since improvements in technology the tests have been more intrusive and harmful. Animal experimentation has been increasing along with the debate on if animal testing is animal cruelty. Animal experimentation is very stressful and painful to the animals. Many people argue that animals do not feel pain, but yet they have a nervous system therefore feeling when something comes in contact with them. The scientists do not want to hear the animal’s screams so they then cut the animal’s vocal chords (“Vivisection/Animals in Research”, 2012). If the scientists do not want to hear the animals’ screams, then they should not conduct the experiments on them. Many...