Animal testing is a cruel and gruesome industry. Animals are subjected to horrifically painful experiments, oftentimes without pain killers. There is little regulation (rule) or meaningful oversight of the labs in which animals are experimented on. And for all that pain, experts say that the testing isn’t even effective.
Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. Before their deaths, some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, others are immobilized (forced) in restraint devices for hours, some have holes drilled into their skulls, and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed. In addition to the torment of the actual experiments, animals in laboratories are deprived (depressed) of everything that is natural and important to them—they are confined (restricted) to barren cages, socially isolated, and psychologically traumatized. The thinking, feeling animals who are used in experiments are treated like nothing more than disposable laboratory equipment.
Approximately 115 million animals are experimented on every year. While only 13% survive. Not only do animals suffer physical abuse, they are also subjected to psychological trauma. These experiments are still happening today. Besides monkeys, beagles are also frequently used in experiments. They are commonly used in cardiovascular experiments to understand the effects of different drugs and procedures on the heart rate. However, dog’s don’t develop cardiovascular disease the same way humans do. They spend their whole life in solitary confinement, locked in a cage. They only escape their cage to be tested or killed.
Every year, over 100 million animals are tortured in labs. They are tortured for cosmedics, makeup, skincare, new chemicals, and drugs. Body parts are often mutilated, burned off, or carelessly removed without any pain relief. Too many popular cosmetic companies today in America torture animals in the name of beauty. Big companies like Mac, Maybelline, and Loreal burn animal’s skins to make sure their makeup will sell.
There are ways we can help. We can go on Change.org and can make a petition about how to help prevent/stop animal testing. We can also look at the products we buy and look at them to see if the product has been used for animal testing. Look for products that say cruelty-free.