Animal Testing


Everyday countless animals are tested on. In the United States alone, the estimated amount of animals tested on each year is over 25 million. Over 2.5 million live animal experiments were authorized in Great Britain in the year of 2000, that included a total of 2,714,800 animals tested on. British law requires that any new drug must be tested on at least two different species of live animals, one must be a large non-rodent. These statistics are unbelievable. In my opinion, these stats recorded shouldn't even need to be recorded. Throughout my life I have always thought animal testing as wrong.
    

An innocent animal, one who just wants to live their life as happy as they can be, just like what any human would want. Animals have just as much of a right to live their life as a human does. Even with the strict rules and controls with animal testing it does not necessarily prevent researchers from abusing animals. The tests completed on a mammals can cause death to rest upon them, which in a way is morally no different from committing a murder because you are killing a living thing.  If the animal does not die, and is re-contained for other experiments, the effect of being locked up can cause a tremendous amount of stress. We have no proof that animals cannot feel pain, that they cannot express the same feelings towards some things as humans do.

     Do we even know if these tests on animals will work? Experiments taken on animals instead of a human being can be misleading, an animals response and reaction to something can differ from a humans. Also as mentioned before, being locked up can cause an animal to feel stressed, that stress can affect the experiments being taken making the result meaningless and not helpful. Animals are even used to test cleaning products with create no health benefit for humankind.
    
     In my opinion there is no point in animal testing, if you are going to test on animals you may as well test on human beings. It's basically the same thing, aside from the fact that humans walk on two feet rather than four, that we speak English rather than an unknown language, that we wear clothes, while they wear their own fur to keep them warm. It's amazing how these little differences between us (humans and animals) can cause us to think its fair to test on them for our own selfish and personal benefits. God created animals and human beings as equals, us testing on them is disrespectful to God's creations. We repay our creator by killing and causing drastic amounts of pain towards his other creatures.

Others opinions on animal testing;
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In conclusion, different people have different opinions on animal testing, as shown above my my own thoughts on this issue, along with Devin McAndrew's and Jordan Kelly's. However even with reading Jordan and Devin's opinions, I still stick to my own; animal testing is wrong.