In American society, many groups and organizations are debating whether or not animal testing should be banned. Some people believe that there are reasons why animal testing should be done. Others believe that animal testing is morally wrong. Some experts believe that there are other options available. I believe that animal testing is wrong based on three observations: animal testing is unethical, pointless, and abusive.
Numerous years ago, animal testing was started to help humans obtain information. The process of testing on animals is, quite possibly, one of the most disturbing experiments ever performed. Many cosmetics and personal care products are manufactured every year and put into the market after they have been tested on animals. Almost every product was tested at some stage in its development on an animal. These products go through a long and complex testing process that leaves millions of animals mutilated, burned, poisoned, and gassed in outmoded and unnecessary tests. From these different experiments, animals are often left with different diseases like Syphilis, Herpes, or AIDS. Manufacturers of these different products use the excuse that they are performing these tests to assure our safety for these products. The manufacturers want to make sure that humans are not in any amount of danger. But is going to this extreme necessary?
My first point of why animal testing is an unethical process is based on some of the brutal things that happen in the process of the testing. According to an online article titled "Animals Used for Experimentation | PETA.org", certain types of animals are used for different types of experimentation. Some well known animals that are used for testing are cats, dogs, mice, rats, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, sheep, llamas, cattle, owls, deer, monkeys, and other primates. These are not, by any means, all of the animals that researchers use. These are only the most common.