Animal Testing

What is the definition of humane?

Humane: characterized by tenderness, compassion, and sympathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering or distressed. Animal testing is wrong and it is cruelty to animals. This new testing technique started after the Holocaust, when humans were being experimented on. The official sense of it comes from the Nuremberg Code, basically saying scientists can do experiments on whatever, whenever as long as no human is harmed. In fact, each year about five million dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, monkeys, and other animals die in lethal dose tests performed in many states around America. During a lethal dose test, "the experimental substance is forced into the animals throats, or is pumped into their stomachs by a tube sometimes causing death by stomach rupture or from the sheer bulk of a chemical dosage." Scientists observe the way an animal's body will react. Most of the time, it will include convulsions, and labored breathing. Animals who have these 'side effects' are classified abnormal and will die from the experiment approximately 2 to 3 weeks later. Others are smeared with cosmetic supplies that sting and scald their bodies. In the past seven years, it is estimated that 100,000,000,000 animals have died from animal testing just in the USA. Whether their deaths were accidental or were meant to be beneficial, these poor creatures die. If they are not dead, then they are tortured until they wish they were. Although, It has been proven that animal based research is helping find a new and much more comfortable way to efficiently kill all your body's cancer cells. Undeniable as it is, animal-based research has contributed to significant improvement in the length of our lives, but to what extent? How many creatures must we kill to live a longer life? Animals are sentient, they still breathe and live as we do, making them feeling creatures and should therefore not be subjected to preventable suffering.

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