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Remillard 1 Kasey Remillard Deanna Dixon English 101 25 Nov. 2009 Animal Experimentation: The Cruel Lifestyle of Millions of Animals Today Did you know that every year 70 million animals are used in experiments? (Croatia). This is actually an estimated number for under the Animal Welfare Act, which requires laboratories to report the number of their animals; they do not consider mice, rats, and birds in their numbers (Croatia). This is an extremely large number of animals. This was never the intention of animal experimentation. Animal Friends Croatia is an organization founded with the purpose of promoting the protection of animal’s rights, the organization states, “Vivisection, the practice of experimenting on animals, began because of religious prohibitions against the dissection of human corpses. When religious leaders finally lifted these prohibitions, it was too late-vivisection was already entrenched in medical and educational institutions” (Croatia). Animal experimentation has since excelled in research and is out of control. Animal experimentation is causing distress to many animals. This testing should not be allowed for it is causing harm to animals, there are other alternative experiments, and it is even harmful to the human race. Out of the 70 million animals tested on each year many of the animals, if not all, were either killed or harmed in some way. Out of the animals, there are many occasions where monkeys have been mistreated. In 1980, at the Institute for Behavioral Research, they were testing monkeys. These monkeys were put in metal cages 17 ¾ inches wide. These cages had not
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Remillard 2 been cleaned. The monkeys had injuries from other monkeys, attacking each other through the cages. Some even had their fingers bit off (Pringle 56). Is it right to harm animals, just to see if a product may be non-harmful to us humans? Laurence Pringle, wildlife biologist and educator, wrote, “In an attempt to learn something about human depression, researchers kept young monkeys for periods up to forty-five days in a stainless steel well of despair. They could not see out and had no toys or other objects to manipulate” (49). These monkeys were not only traumatized from the experiment, but also traumatized from not having a parent to show them life outside the walls. If any of these monkeys did survive and were let back out into the wild, they were not able to provide and protect themselves, because they were not able to learn from their parents. These monkeys were taken at a young age and when let out in the wild; they were not able to survive and ended up dying. Is it fair for monkeys or any other animal be treated this way? Animal testing ruins animal’s lives, some do not even get a chance to live at all. In one
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