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Just think about how that shampoo you use everyday, probably caused an animal a lot of pain to get it. In 1965, Sport Illustrated published a story about a pet dalmation that was kidnapped and sold into experimentation. That sparked the anti-testing and animal rights movement in the U.S. Animal testing is wrong and humans shouldn’t do it for their own well being, especially sense the product is for humans.
Animals shouldn’t be tested on for products that aren’t even for them. 26 million animals are tested on each year for basic products in just the United States alone! They’re used to check safety of commercial products like cosmetics and shampoo. In 2013, The European Union banned the sale of makeup that had been tested on animals
The animal can be very hurt, traumatized and possibly die, they also could be in pain and it’s not even worth it! The U.S. Department of Agriculture breaks down its information into 3 categories: animals that are in pain and given drugs to relieve it ; animals in pain that aren’t given drugs to relieve it; and animals that aren’t in pain. Animals can be scared by testing and be scared around humans and won’t give anyone their trust.
The United States Food and Drug Administration needs at least two species of animal to test their products to determine if they’re safe for humans. In 1975, Philosopher Pete Singer published an article stating that humans are not superior to animals so we don’t have a right to hurt and torture them. Humans testing animals for their own ideas is just wrong. If a human just was taken off the streets and pulled into a lab and tested on without consent, the whole world would freak out and get angry, but animals can’t speak up. They can’t tell you when they’ve had enough or tell you when to stop.
Animal testing has been known to help benefit people’s lives by finding medical treatments and cures. Even though they can help, but not often, the treatments are rarely for animals. If the product was for animals then yes, it is okay to test on them, but in most cases it’s not.
Animal testing isn’t worth it. It may work on an animal, but that doesn't mean it’s guaranteed to work on people. I think people could volunteer to be the test subjects. Animals can’t give consent so we should give it for them.