Animal TestingAnimal Testing
Using animals for testing is wrong and should be banned. Twenty-four hours a day humans
are using defenseless animals for cruel and most often useless tests because these animals have
no way of fighting back and they are very cheap. They have to stop doing all that because these
animals have right to live just as we do , there should be new laws to protect them , and they
have to be careful because there is a day will come when they find that almost 50% of these
animals in the hole world will get distinct .
These legislations also need to be enforced more
Although most labs are run by private companies, often experiments are conducted by public
organizations. The US government, Army and Air force in particular, has designed and carried
out many animal experiments. The purposed experiments were engineered so that many animals
would suffer and die without any certainty that this suffering and death would save a single life,
or benefit humans in anyway at all; but the same can be said for tens of thousands of other
experiments performed in the US each year.
Limiting it to just experiments done on beagles, the
following might sock most people: For instance, at the Lovelace Foundation, Albuquerque and
New Mexico, experimenters forced sixty-four beagles to inhale radioactive Strontium 90 as part
of a Larger Fission Product Inhalation Program ,which began in 1961 and has been paid for by
the US Atomic Energy Commission. In this experiment Twenty-five of the dogs eventually died.
One of the deaths occurred during an epileptic seizure; another from a brain hemorrhage. Other
dogs, before death, became feverish and anemic, lost their appetites, and had hemorrhages.
experimenters in their published report, compared their results with that of other experiments
conducted at the University of Utah and the Argonne National Laboratory in which beagles were
injected with Strontium 90. They concluded that the dose needed to produce ?early death? in
fifty percent of the sample group differed from test to test because the dogs injected with
Strontium 90 retains more of the radioactive substance than dogs forced to inhale it , Also at the
University of Rochester School Of Medicine a group of experimenters put fifty beagles in
wooden boxes and irradiated them with different levels of radiation by x-rays. Twenty-one of
the dogs died within the first two weeks. The experimenters determined the dose at which fifty
percent of the animals will die with ninety-five percent confidence.
The irritated dogs
vomited, had diarrhea, and lost their appetites. Later, they hemorrhaged from the mouth, nose,
and eyes. In their report, the experimenters compared their experiment to others of the same
nature that each used around seven hundred dogs. The experimenters said that the injuries
produced in their own experiment were Typical of those described for the dog (Singer 30).
Similarly, experimenters for the US Food and Drug Administration gave thirty beagles and thirty
pigs large amounts of Methoxychlor (a pesticide) in their food, seven days a week for six
months in order to insure tissue damage . Within eight weeks, eleven dogs exhibited
signs of abnormal behavior including nervousness, salivation, muscle spasms, and
convolutions. Dogs in convultions breathed as rapidly as two hundred times a minute before
they passed out from lack of oxygen. Upon recovery from an episode of convulsions and
collapse, the dogs were uncoordinated, apparently blind, and any stimulus such as dropping a
feeding pan, squirting water, or touching the animals initiated another convulsion.
experimentation on an additional twenty beagles, the experimenters concluded that massive daily
doses of Methoxychlor produce different effects in dogs from those produced in pigs. These
three examples should be enough to show that the Air force beagle experiments were in no way
exceptional. Note that all of these experiments, according to the experimenters own reports,
obviously caused the animals to suffer considerably before dying. No steps were taken to
prevent this suffering, even when it was clear that the radiation or poison had made the animals
Also, these experiments are parts of series of similar experiments, repeated with
only minor variations, that are being carried out all over the country. These experiments do not
save human lives or improve them in any way. It was already known that Strontium 90 is
unhealthy before the beagles died , and the experimenters who poisoned dogs and pigs with
Methoxychlor knew before , that the large amounts they were feeding the animals (amounts
no human could ever consume) would cause damage. In any case, as the differing results they
obtained on pigs and dogs make it clear, it is not possible to reach any firm conclusion about
the effects of a substance on humans from tests on other species.
The practice of experimenting
on non-human animals as it exists today throughout the world reveals the brutal consequences of
speciesism . These experiments should stop because these animals have the right to live , but if
the doctors don’t want these animals to live , so they have to kill them without suffering and
that’s better , or don’t kill them just let them live theirs life .
In this country everyone is supposed to be equal, but apparently some people just don’t
have to obey the law. That is, in New York and some other states, licensed laboratories are
immune from ordinary anticruelty laws, and these places are often owned by state universities,
city hospitals, or even The United States Public Health Service.
It seems suspicious that some
government run facilities could be immune from their own laws . In relation , no
law requires that cosmetics or household products be tested on animals ; Nevertheless, by six
o’clock this evening , hundreds of animals will have their eyes, skin, or gastrointestinal systems
unnecessarily burned or destroyed. Many animals will suffer and die this year to produce new
versions of deodorant, hair spray, lipstick, nail polish, and lots of other products .
Some of the largest cosmetics companies use animals to test their products.
These are just a
couple of the horrifying tests they use, namely, the Drazie Test. The Drazie test is performed
almost exclusively on albino rabbits. They are preferred because they are docile, cheap, and
their eyes do not shed tears (so chemicals placed in them do not wash out). They are also the test
subject of choice because their eyes are clear, making it easier to observe destruction of eye
tissue; their corneal membranes are extremely susceptible to injury.
During each test the rabbits
are immobilized (usually in a stock, with only their heads protruding) , and a solid or liquid is
placed in the lower lid of one eye of each rabbit . These substances can range from mascara , to
aftershave , to oven cleaner. The rabbits eyes remain clipped open. Anesthesia is intervals of
one, twenty-four, forty-eight, seventy-two, and one hundred an sixty-eight hours.
which may range from severe inflammation, to clouding of the cornea, to ulceration and rupture
of the eyeball, are recorded by technicians. Some studies continue for a period of weeks. No
other attempt is made to treat the rabbits or to seek any antidotes. The rabbit who survive the
Drazie test may then be used as subjects for skin-inflammation tests .
used procedure is the LD-50. This is the abbreviation of the Lethal Dose 50 test. LD-50 is the
lethal dose of something that will kill fifty percent of all animals in a group of forty to two
hundred. Most commonly, animals are force-feed substances (which may be toothpaste, shaving
cream, drain cleaner, pesticides, or anything else they want to test) through a stomach tube and
observed for two weeks or until death.
Non-oral methods of administering the test include
injection, forced inhalation, or application to animals skin. Symptoms routinely include tremors,
convultions, vomiting, diarrhea, paralysis, or bleeding from the eyes, nose, and mouth . Animals
that survive are destroyed . Additionally, when one laboratory’s research on animals establishes
something significant, scores of other labs repeat the experiment, and more thousands of animals
are needlessly tortured and killed .
They have to be careful because someday they will find that
almost 50% of these animals in the hole world will be distinct if they are not now .
Every day of the year, hundreds of thousands of fully conscious animals are scalded, or
beaten, or crushed to death, and more are subjected to exotic surgery and then allowed to die
slowly and in agony. There is no reason for this suffering to continue .In conclusion, animal testing is inhumane and no animal should be forced to endure such
Waste in government is one thing; it seems to be an accepted liability of democracy.
but wasting of lives is something else.
It;s about animal testing .