Hundreds of animals are dying everyday, and it can be avoided.
Animal testing in thousands of companies is killing animals every
day. In the essay They Knew But Little , the Kentuckians didn’t
care much about the environment, and today, there are still too
many people that don’t see that animal testing is cruel and unnecessary.
Toxicity tests are inconclusive. The Lethal Dose 50% test or LD-
50 forces increasing amounts of a test product until half of the
test group dies. Animals are fed or injected with cosmetic
products… As the dose increases internal organs become blocked,
rupture, and cause animals’ organs to not function and they bleed
on the inside. If the animals are not murdered in the test, they
are killed afterwards. Toxicity tests determine the effective
toxicity for animals but not humans. They determine the toxic
level for mice, dogs, rabbits, cats and chimpanzees, but not for young or old men and women. Some animals die in the test as a result of the volume of material, not the toxicity of the material. Most important, is the number of animals that suffer unnecessarily: why pour drain cleaner down the throats of animals, when humans would never do such a thing?
Eye irritancy tests are outdated. Companies use the Draize Test
to determine the irritancy of household products and cosmetics
including laundry soap, toilet cleaner, perfumes and shampoos.
The animal being tested on is tied up so that movement is
restricted. They are not given any pain killers or anything.
Substances are dripped into the eyes of the animal ( usually
rabbits in eye tests), and results are recorded over a period of
three to twenty days. Some bad reactions result in irritation or
blindness. Rabbit’s eyes have thinner corneas, and are more
sensitive to inflammation than humans eyes. That is why it doesn’t
make sense to test something on an eye that will react
differently to a humans.
Skin tests are also not very cute… They shave the area that will
be tested on the animal, and then rub the product on the shaved
skin. If the skin reacts badly to the product, they break their necks, throw them away, change the product then test it on another animal! So you ask… What if the skin doesnt react… They kill the animal anyways because they say that if they tested another product on it, and the product reacted, it could just be reacting to the other product that was tested firstly on the skin.
Animal testing… It causes unnessessary pain to hundreds of
animals. It is a waste of lives. Some people say that animals don’t
have feelings… Of course they do… Specially the feeling of pain.
Everything does. Imagine being tied up with ropes or hanging
from a metal device, and having drain cleaner poured down your
throat… It’s what hundreds of animals go through every day. And
companies continue to Animal Test…