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10 Horrifying Facts About Animal Testing That Will Completely Ruin Your Day
While doing a project in college, I realized that just about every cosmetic product I owned—from my deodorant all the way down to my contact lenses—was tested on animals. Not only was I shocked, I was outraged. A couple years later, I grasped the true extent of animal testing. Not only are live animals used in experiments by the cosmetics industry, but companies that manufacture cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, and even tobacco companies all conduct research on live animals just so we can use Tide, take Valium, and smoke cigarettes. This means these animals are subject to any experiment without regard for their life or suffering. Unfortunately, even animals protected by the AWA are subject to abuse. At times, laboratories either buy animals from shelters or pose as adopters to use the animals in experiments.
Often the procedures can cause a great deal of suffering. Most animals are killed at the end of an experiment, but some may be re-used in subsequent experiments. Here is a selection of common animal procedures:. Many different species are used around the world, but the most common include mice, fish, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, birds, cats, dogs, mini-pigs, and non-human primates monkeys, and in some countries, chimpanzees. Video: Watch what scientists have to say about alternatives to animal testing. It is estimated that more than million animals worldwide are used in laboratory experiments every year.
Amid the furore and frenzy, it is easy to lose sight of the facts in the animal rights debate. So here is the reality of vivisection in the UK. Report by Jonathan Brown. There are European Union directives covering testing and treatment of animals as well as individual industry best-practice agreements. It plans to begin publishing anonymous summaries of the licences in the autumn. Between 10 million and 11 million were used in the European Union. The UK is the largest user in the EU.
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Shocking Facts About Animal Experimentation. Madhura Pandit Nov 22, There have been worldwide protests to ban animal testing.
Millions of animals are used and killed in the name of progress every year. Download the full analysis from our publications page. The science relating to animal experiments can be extremely complicated and views often differ. Search form Search. Latest news and updates Our campaigns Global dogs campaign Animal testing for household products Save our monkeys in Mauritius Ending cruel cosmetics Stop the international monkey trade Ending secrecy Experiments for food Lost, stray and abandoned dogs in shelters around the world are ending up in laboratories. Leaping Bunny programme EU ban on cosmetics testing.