We all have an idea of what animal cruelty is but how much are you truly aware of this harmful abuse? Everyday animals are being beaten, neglected, and forced to struggle for survival. They are sometimes left in unsanitary conditions with no food or water, they have little hope as they live their days without the compassion they deserve. Some are found and rescued given the chance to experience how great life and humans can be; others aren't so lucky. Animal abuse affects us in many ways: it’s bad for our animals; it affects not only the animal but those who witness it. These animal abusers are criminals. To grow as a nation we must fight for these abused animals’ rights. It is up to us to speak for the animals that lack a voice, who will, if we won’t? In 1989, 16,989 animals died in laboratories in the United Kingdom. This was due to hurtful, harsh, and chronic toxicity test, where the animals are forced to consume substances such as perfume, make-up, and other beauty products, that were poisoned. Another testing method is lethal doses also known as LD50, in this procedure at least half of the animals must die in order for the government to figure out how much a human can ingest without dying. There were multiple tests, in one such test animals were fed 4 pounds of lipstick and one ended up dying of intestinal obstruction. In another, 7 pints of melted eye shadow was fed to rats. In yet another, mice were wrapped in tin foil and grilled in ultra-violent light to test a sun block cream for a total of 96 hours, results were the longer the mice stayed in rays, the more sun-burnt it got, but that’s not all there’s more. A wax product used in many cosmetics was given to animals through a stomach tube. The amount that was used is equivalent to feeding one lb. of food to a human. Animals used as objects tend to attract fans and an audience for the purpose of entertainment. So does this mean that they love the abuse of animals?...
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