Animal Testing Essay, Research Paper
What do you think of when you hear the brand names Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, Revlor or Cover Girl? Laundry detergent, soap, lipstick? What you probably don’t think of is this. Those three company’s, Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, Revlon and Cover Girl, are four of the leading company’s who test all their products on animals.
Testing on animals is a serious problem, we need a change. Taken from the book Animal Revolution by Richard Ryder, Beagle puppies are forced to inhale smoke. This could be your dog, looking closely at the picture you can see that these puppies have names written above there heads. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, many advances have been made in science without the testing of animals. For example Development of the relationship between smoking and cancer, the isolation of AIDS, development of anti-depressants, and discovery of penicillin to name a few. Why do companies need to test cosmetics on animals if they don’t need animals to find the virus that causes AIDS. During this cruel treatment of animal testing they are given no type of tranqulizer. Not only do these animals usffer, but more than 50% of the time they results that were established by animal testings were wrong. If something was wrong wtih your pet, it would be ridiculous to take the results from a human to determine what was wrong him. The same for animals, they are not the same as humans, not anatomically, physiologically, genetically, or histologically. Bottom line, human diseases cannot be created inside of an animal! According to the June 29th issue of TV Guide “thousands of pharmaceutical drugs are pulled off the shelves each year, drugs which had been found safe based on animal tests and approved for human consumption by the FDA, because of serious health problems they caused in human beings.”
A picture deplicts a baby monkey that has been injected with cocaine to show the side-effects on human babies when the mother takes cocaine. Common sense would tell anyone that a pregnant woman using cocaine is putting her unborn baby at risk. Why do innocent animals have to suffer for a mother to understand that.
Now that you have been informed on the world of animal testing, please take the time to write your congressperson, and log-on to www.peta.com for a list of cruelty-free products.