Animals Are Not Ours To Experiment On
If you’ve ever seen video footage of a cat, a dog, a mouse, a primate, or any other animal who is being tested on, you already know how cruel and wrong it is. Animal testing, or vivisection, cannot be done without causing pain and suffering to—and in most cases, killing—innocent animals who didn’t choose to donate their bodies to science.
Think animal testing saves lives? Think again. Ninety-two percent of all drugs that are tested on animals fail once they reach human trials—meaning that these tests are ineffective at showing whether or not a drug would be safe for humans. If this is the case, why are we still neglecting, torturing, mutilating, and killing animals? Another shocking fact: Cancer was cured in the mouse more than 10 years ago … but the results weren’t applicable to humans because mice aren’t little men. Causing unnatural diseases in animals isn’t an effective way to help humans or save human lives, especially when lots of humane, non-animal methods exist.
No law prohibits any test that can be done on animals—no matter how cruel, painful, or useless. Animals are confined to cages, are denied food and water, have chemicals rubbed into their eyes and onto their skin, have electrodes implanted into their brains, and are usually eventually killed and dissected. These animals come from breeding warehouses, animal shelters, and sometimes people’s backyards.
Every single day, you can make a difference for animals who are suffering in laboratories. Believe it or not, millions of animals are blinded, poisoned, and killed in product tests for things like lipstick, deodorant, toothpaste, dish soap, and more. You can take a stand against animal testing by choosing to shop cruelty-free! Look for the cruelty-free bunny logo or the words “Not tested on animals” on everything you buy—and check out peta2’s cruelty-free shopping guide. Share it with all your friends and make sure that they buy only products that weren’t tested on animals.
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