April 10, 2013
Research Draft 1
Ban Animal Experimenting
With the exact number unknown, the USDA reports more than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises and curiosity-driven medical experiments. Each year animals are subjected to experiments so painful and damaging that no one would ever do on any human being. As experimenting on animals is immoral we should stop using animals for experiments.
Animal experimentation, also known as animal testing, animal research, and in vivo testing is the use of non-human animals in experiments. Animal testing is very cruel. Animals are kept in boxes or cages that they can barely move in. They are tested to what substance cause pain, stress or even both. Animal testing kills about 50 percent of animals and the others end up injured. United States laws allows animals to be drowned, poisoned, addicted to drugs, isolated, starved, shocked, burned, and brain damaged. Animals are infected with diseases that they would not normally contract, tiny mice grow tumors as large as their own bodies, kittens are purposely blinded, rats are made to suffer seizures and primates skulls are cut open and electrodes are implanted in them. Experimentators force-feed chemicals to animals, conduct repeated surgeries on them, implant wires in their brains, crush their spines, and much more. After enduring these terrifying, painful procedures, animals are then usually dumped back into a cage without any painkillers. No experiment, no matter how painful or trivial is prohibited and painkillers are not required. Animals languish in pain, ache with loneliness and long to roam free and use their minds. Experimenting on animals should be illegal around the country; it is only cruelty to innocent animals.
In the United States, The Animal Welfare Act appears to set minimum requirements for the humane...