Should animals be used for research? Isn’t it animal cruelty?
To test cosmetics, cleaners and other products, hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded and killed every year. In circuses, animals are being tortured cruelly. This has been an argumentative issue for a long time. Some argue testing on some animals now will prevent lots of human suffering and save lives in the future. Others say it is unethical and cruel. Still, everyone agrees that millions of animals are subjected to unbearable pain in labs. Also most of people agree with animals tortured cruelly in circuses, they take it as an entertainment for themselves. And that thousands of them die. Before 1986, only four states had felony animal cruelty laws. Estimates say that between 14 and 70 million animals are used in experiments each year. It is impossible to know exactly how many animals are tested because US law does not require scientists report how many birds, reptiles or rodents they use. About 50% of animals used in cosmetics testing die within three weeks of the experiment. Snakes and lizards are skinned alive because of the belief that live flaying makes leather suppler. Kid goats are boiled alive to make gloves. Animal testing is often ineffective in predicting how products will work on people. Some estimates say up to 92% of tests passed on animals failed when tried on humans. Moreover, animals should not be treated cruel. People who see others treating animals cruelly, must report to their local shelter or animal control agency. If they do not report crimes, the animals will continue to be harmed. There are over 7 million homeless animals in the US. 7 million unwanted cats and dogs currently live in shelters. Even worse, half of them will be put to sleep. Animals can suffer brain damage or death from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs. You can help animals having a shelter to live, by convincing their family and friends to adopt an animal...
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