Stop animal testing in labs

Stop animal testing in labs

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Lucy Thompson started this petition to Massachusetts Governor and


Would you believe it if I told you that millions of animals were being endangered by a widespread dangerous practice, and that many people don’t do anything about it? Well that is exactly what is happening with animal testing. Animal testing is where products all the way from cosmetics to medications/treatments, are someway injected or ingested by an animal to see if the product is safe for humans to use. Animal testing can also be used in labs to research biology and diseases, to gain more knowledge about them. By doing the animal testing experiments, scientists can know how effective their medical products are. This process is severely dangerous, and can harm or even kill the animals who are tested on. You may think that since animal testing is dangerous, it’s uncommon, but it’s estimated that around 115 million animals worldwide are tested on yearly, and end up dying from the tests done or get put down after. And that’s just in one year alone; imagine how many animals get tested over a large span of time. I believe that animal testing should be banned, because it is ineffective and incredibly harmful to animals.

One reason I believe that animal testing should be banned, is because is not all that effective. Over the years, animal testing has been wildly inaccurate. For example, in labs, some testing ruled substances like aspirin and penicillin dangerous, while actual harmful things like strychnine, (a highly poisonous compound,) was ruled safe. Another source, (PETA) stated that more than 90% of animal experiments fail to lead to human treatments. Meaning that the majority of tests to find treatments done on animals, fail to work on humans. Not only is animal testing inaccurate and outdated, it is also very harmful to the animals. US laws allow animals which are in the experiments, to be poisoned, shocked, isolated, and drowned, all without painkillers. Dogs, cats, fish, primates, mice, rats, and rabbits can all be used in the tests. Imagine your own pet going through something like that. I’m sure no one would want to, so why just sit around while other animals, similar to the pets you own get put through all of that?  You may be wondering to yourself; “If we get rid of animal testing, how can we make sure products are safe to use?” Well, there actually are solutions being thought of this very minute. Scientists have created alternatives like cell cultures, human tissues, computer models and many more, all being just as or even more effective than animal testing, putting humans at no risk. Many of the alternatives require high levels of technology, but all of the labs already have the resources and income to switch over to safer options. With all of this information in mind, is there really a valid reason for continuing to run animal testing, or is there just a lack of care?

So please, sign this petition today to help bring us one step closer to banning the cruel, harmful animal testing once and for all. 

info from www.PETA.org www.humanesociety.org www.baltimoresun.com and www.crueltyfreeinternational.org 

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