Every year, over 100 million animals are killed by horrible testing in U.S. laboratories due to animal testing (PETA). Facial Botox is a common beauty enhancer that is frequently tested on animals. The animals are injected in their stomach with different dosages of the toxin in order to see which dose kills the animals. Then, while they are fully awake, they die slowly and suffocate from paralysis. Animals suffer and die for cosmetics every year, yet it says it is still allowed in 80% of the world (Galgo Amigo). The negative impacts of animal testing overcome the positive, due to horrific treatments, the unreliability of testing, and the untold cruelty to innocent animals.
The U.S. law allows animals to be burned, shocked, poisoned, drowned, and so on. Before these innocent animals are tested, they are locked into tiny shipping crates and loaded onto planes. Food and water are necessities that they rarely receive during this process. These frightening factors are what people do not want to believe, but it is happening every single day. There is a frightening story of baby monkeys that are caged with their sedated mother’s (PETA 2). While they are waiting to be tested on, the terrified babies try to revive their mothers. In this experiment, the lab workers would drill holes and screw objects into the animals’ heads. Eventually, they are killed, and after they are killed, they are thrown into a bin with other dead animals. Animals are just like humans in that they feel pain, so making them go through these things is abuse (PETA 2).
Just because humans share genetic material with animals does not necessarily mean it is expressed the same way. A recent study showed that only 50% of mice DNA match human DNA. Everyday drugs are also tested on animals, yet most of them seem to fail on actual humans. Vioxx, a drug used to treat arthritis, was found to be safe when tested on monkeys and other animals, but has been estimated to have caused around 320,000 heart attacks and 140,000 deaths worldwide. These tests are extremely inaccurate and have actually caused more deaths when tested on animals (Cruelty Free).
The untold cruelty of animal testing is not the most spoken topic. Animals are locked inside unimaginably small cages in laboratories across the country. They suffer in pain from extreme frustration, ache with loneliness, and long to be free. The torture these animals are being put through, causes them to develop different unhealthy types of behavior such as constant spinning in circles, rocking back and forth, pulling out their own fur, and even biting themselves. Some cruelty that is placed on animals during these tests includes, forcing mice and rats to inhale toxic fumes, force-feeding dogs flesh-eating pesticides and dripping deadly chemicals into rabbits’ sensitive eyes. There are many non-animal test methods that can be used in place of animal testing, yet this abuse is still going on in America (PETA).
Animal testing includes far more negative impacts than positive due to horrific treatments, the unreliability of testing, and the untold cruelty to innocent animals. The tests they are being put through are horrific for all animals and is practically torture. These laboratories the poor animals are placed in are toxic and terrifying. Poisoning, drowning, and torturing animals is not okay, and should be banned in the U.S. Chemicals, along with any other drug should never be tested on animals, because it ruins and breaks down their bodies physically, and mentally. Animals do not have nearly the same genetic makeup as humans, so putting them through suffering is arguably pointless.