Animal Testing.

Essay by pshhhhHigh School, 12th grade December 2005

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Imagine being shoved into a barely large enough metal containers. Imagine a hole in that container just big enough to fit your head through; now picture clamps locking your head in place and your eyelids being forced open. A researcher then releases a drop of wood cleaner into your unblinking eyes, then records what happens to the eye over a period of time. The substance cause your eyelid's to swell, they begin to bleed, and cause you to possibly become blind. Maybe you might snap your neck trying to escape. The end result will be a product label that warns people to avoid eye contact with this wood cleaner. Whether choosing to verstehen or not, this testing goes on every single day and is a very common form of testing for several products, whether it be random household products or medicinal products.

Other products such as eye shadow and soap are tested on rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, dogs, and other "defenseless animals".

According to a side project of PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), "Animals are routinely cut open, poisoned, and forced to live in barren steel cages for years, although studies show that because of vast physiological variations between species, human reactions to illnesses and drugs are completely different from those of other animals. Today's non-animal research methods are humane, more accurate, less expensive, and less time-consuming than animal experiments, yet change comes slowly and many researchers are unwilling to switch to superior technological advances."

Certainly many would believe that for certain medicines, it is imperative to test on animals for there is no other way, right? Sure it could be killing the cute, furry or slimy thing we think of when we think of the word "animal" but it's for modern science. Obviously...