Animal Testing Unethical
ANIMAL TESTING UNETHICAL Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in painful tests to determine the safety of cosmetics. products such as eye shadow and soap and many other household chemicals are tested on rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals, despite the fact that the test results don’t help prevent or treat human illness or injury, its illegal, and there are many other alternatives. Have you ever really put thought into what you buy? Probably not. Most of the time the consumer is taking the products straight home to use the products on their skin or for their babies skin. uy items thinking that they’re safe, or not thinking about the lives that were ruined while making that product. Well for one, why would companies be allowed to sell products that might be harmful to your health you might ask. Well for one, they don’t tell the consumer thia kind of imfornation cid ibs for one mighthey put some of the side effects in tiny font on the label, and they test on animals. Testing on animals is not only wrong, but it serves no purpose, and it is unethical. Why of skincells as we do? Animal tests aren’t reliable. People and animals are different.
A perfect example? Something people use very often – aspirin – is toxic to rats and mice. So, how could we trust anything that’s so called “safe” when tested on animals? The majority of the time animals like mice and rats are used in testing. But, could you believe the next animals are guinea pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, farm animals and monkeys? It’s crazy that animals that many use as household pets are also the victims of cruel experiments. And asthe need for new treatments and products arise, the use of animals in research increases and so does the testing.
According to Rebecca Bennet, each year in the United States, an estimated 70 million animals are blinded, scalded, force fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, or otherwise hurt and killed in the name of science. Dr. A. Sabin, the developer of the oral polio vaccine, states “Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help to understand the disease or treat those persons suffering from it. ” In 2002 a survey was carried out to find out exactly how many animals were used that year in a single company. It was estimated that over 50,000 animals had been used and 74% had suffered side effects and even died due to their treatment.
A while before in1991 it had also been discovered that the same company Procter and Gamble (whose products include Pampers and Head and Shoulders) had conducted tests on nearly 300 guinea pigs to determine irritancy and allergic sensitivity to sunscreen ingredients. What is even more barbaric about this is that the information was already available- info, which had been collected and tested on humans. I feel animal testing is unethical and I could see that the only virtue that could apply to the persons that are in the animal testing profession would be either the Utilitariamssm or the Universal Ethical Egoism theories.
I would say Utilitariamsoism because they are the type of people that would give themselves up if there were to be of some kind of benefit for everyone in the whole group. I think that the only way that these people in the Animal Testing Businees can live with themselves Is by convincing theirselves that what they are doing to the animals is benefitting all people in general. That would be the only excuse that they could have that is reasonable.