Posted on 25 November 2012 by Charles Yarbrough
There are many companies that still use animals to test their products, which include chemicals, medical devices, household cleaners, makeup and drugs. Many who believe that such testing is legitimate think animal-based testing is the safest way to test products that could potentially harm humans. Those who oppose the testing believe it is unethical treatment of animals; they believe that new and improved testing techniques make animal testing unnecessary. There is a lot that one person can do to help stop animal testing, even though many corporations are already looking for new testing methods.
Poisoning, shocking, burning, and killing animals is all in a day’s work for vivisectors. If these atrocious acts were committed outside laboratories, they would be felonies. But animals suffer and die every day in laboratories with little or no protection from cruelty.
Here are the top five reasons why it needs to stop:
- It’s unethical to sentence 100 million thinking, feeling animals to life in a laboratory cage and intentionally cause them pain, loneliness, and fear.
- It’s bad science. The Food and Drug Administration reports that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans.
- It’s wasteful. Animal experiments prolong the suffering of people waiting for effective cures by misleading experimenters and squandering precious money, time, and resources that could have been spent on human-relevant research.
- It’s archaic. Forward-thinking scientists have developed humane, modern, and effective non-animal research methods, including human-based microdosing, in vitro technology, human-patient simulators, and sophisticated computer modeling, that are cheaper, faster, and more accurate than animal tests.
- The world doesn’t need another eyeliner, hand soap, food ingredient, drug for erectile dysfunction, or pesticide so badly that it should come at the expense of animals’ lives.
Take action now and sign our petition here: Stop Animal Testing