Monday, April 19, 2010
"Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction."
-Professor Charles R. Magel
As many as 115 million animals are experimented on and killed in laboratories in the U.S. every year. Much of the experimentation-including pumping chemicals into rats' stomachs, hacking muscle tissue from dogs' thighs, and putting baby monkeys in isolation chambers far from their mothers-is paid for by you, the American taxpayer and consumer, yet you can't visit a laboratory and see how the government has spent your money. You can't even get an accurate count on the number of animals killed every year because experimenters and the government have decided that mice and rats and certain other animals don't even have to be counted.
Animal experimentation is a multibillion-dollar industry fueled by massive public funding and involving a complex web of corporate, government, and university laboratories, cage and food manufacturers, and animal breeders, dealers, and transporters. The industry and its people profit because animals, who cannot defend themselves against abuse, are legally imprisoned and exploited.
Fortunately for animals in laboratories, there are people who care. Some of them work in labs, and when they witness abuse, they call PETA. Thanks to these courageous whistleblowers, PETA's undercover investigators and caseworkers, who sift through reams of scientific and government documents, have exposed what goes on behind laboratory doors.
If the ingredients are tested on animals for danger, would you really want to use it?
Here's the main Idea: Animal Testing is basically hurting and torturing the animal. They spend billions of dollars on Animal Testing yet its not just cruel. It doesn't work. Most Animal tests have been proven as fails. Not resulting in any further steps.
We do Animal Testing because animals can't speak, they can't defend themselves, If you wanted Results for HUMANS you test on humans right? Some Dogs were barking in a lab. The researchers decided to cut their vocal cords, not giving the dogs any painkillers or medicines.
The Stories are sad. But its so cruel. Sometimes they cut the toes of the animals off.
Research programs at Harvard, Yale, and Stanford have instituted non-animal testing techniques that have actually proven to be more reliable, accurate, and cost-effective. Yet, inexplicably, most research labs show little or no inclination to change their medieval practices.
Did you know 94% of animal testing is for Beauty and cosmetics? Should Animals Die just so we can look pretty?
How you can help:
Don't buy animal tested products. The Product usually says "Not tested on animals" If it doesn't it mostly likely is.
Don't buy COVERGIRL They are one of the big companies that tests on animals.
If everyone stopped buying the animal tested products than they would go out of business and not test on animals anymore.
Here's the point:
Animal Testing has NO point because it doesn't work, Its Expensive, there is cheaper, more effective ways of testing. The Product shouldn't even be tested if its safe and has non-toxic chemicals in it. Right?
Animals are like humans, Humans are like bully's, we promote the non-bully thing everywhere yet we do harm to the animals we *Evolved* came from. Basically destroying ourselves.
Just The Little things, buying another products, It can save lives. Literally.
Some Sites about animal testing:
http://www.stopanimaltests.com/ (An Organisation that shuts down the labs)
http://www.peta.org/about/ (Peta Same as above actual Site of PETA)
http://www.hsus.org/animals_in_research/animal_testing/alternatives.html (Other Methods other than animal testing)
When you have 1 person + another one.+1+1+1+1 The people become one voice and =Change