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Shermayne Cattermole Animal Rights In this essay I will be discussing the cruel acts of animal torture and testing. Animals have been tortured to death by substances such as drugs, cosmetics, diseases, tobacco, alcohol, detergent and other poisons. Do people have the right to do what ever they like to perfectly healthy animals? Should scientists do tests on animals if no new information is going to be gained? Cosmetic companies use animal tests to protect themselves against possible lawsuits. If they were sued for liability then they can back themselves up by saying that the product was 'tested for safety'. How placing a piece of lipstick in the eye of a rabbit to see if it is safe for the consumer doesn't sound right to me. I'm sure that my eye would feel irritable. How does this test prove that it is safe for the consumer? I don't believe that anybody would be putting lipstick in their eyes. Each year in the United States about 20-70 million animals - from cats, dogs and primates to rabbits, rats and mice suffer and die just because of research. Animals are locked in complete darkness, sending them crazy, turning them into drug addicts, giving them diseases such as aids and cancer, sending them blind or deaf, there has even been cases ...read more.


Test. This test is to estimate how poisonous that chemical would be to human beings by using animals. The substances tested can include drugs, cosmetics, household products, industrial chemicals and pesticides. This test needs between 60 to 100 animals to be sure what the lethal dose of a substance is. The animals will be tested on from 2 weeks to several years. The animals are looked at and recorded daily. The chemicals that are tested on them are bitter and have an unpleasant smell, the animal would refuse to swallow them so they are forced to swallow the substances in capsules or pellets. They are force fed the liquid chemicals by stomach tube or through a hole cut in the animals throat. Some of the animals die from this test because of the burns in their throat and stomach from the chemicals used in bleach and detergents. Their are other ways for the animals to take part in this horrific test, they can be forced to breath the chemical in, it can be injected into their body or they can have the substance put onto their shaven skin. During this test the animals aren't provided with painkillers as this may affect the results. ...read more.


The weather can be a method of death for these animals because chickens lose feathers in rough living conditions, transport in freezing temperatures result in frozen body parts, causing severe pain. Many of the animals are frozen in place by their own manure. There are animals that they call 'downers' that are too weak and sick to do anything. Even when electrocuted and beaten, the animal will refuse to go on. Approximately 350,000 dairy cows are 'downers' each year. Animals that are 'downers' are beaten and dragged by chains still alive to the 'dead pile'. Another form of death is called captive bold head stunning. This is when a pistol of some kind is aimed at the animals head. A metal rod is shot into the brain, often missing the point of unconsciousness and has to be repeated. Another way of death is Electric head stunning, this is when an electric stunner is used to give the animal a seizure. When the animal is shocked, where it is often not unconscious and can still feel pain, the animals throat is cut. Farming has become the number one threat to our animals. We must remember unseen they suffer, unheard they cry, in agony they linger, in loneliness they die. You can make a difference, you can be their voice. ...read more.

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