Reviewed for humane care: 100%
“Humane care” seems an oxymoron when it is applied to animal experimentation. The photo is above is from 1981. The lab was shut down when severe abuses were revealed. Still, as long as the suffering of animals continues to be justified in the name of science, animals will continue to be subjected to terrible abuse.
In “Is Animal Testing Ever Okay,” Kayla Coleman writes:
I’m not superhuman. I need medicine. And even though I do purposefully buy makeup and body wash and glass cleaner, etc., that hasn’t been tested on animals, nor do they have any animal-derived ingredients in them, I don’t shun medicine because it was tested on animals. I want medical researchers to find cures for cancer, Parkinson’s and even just headaches. But I don’t think animal testing is the best way to do it. In fact, I think to assume animal testing is the only way to accomplish these goals, is to underestimate the power of science and human innovation. I have faith that we’re better than this.
If you can handle it, watch this PETA video and then weigh in on the conversation.
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Frog photo from Muhammad Mahdi Karim via Wikimedia Commons; Rescued lab rats photo from SMercury98 via Flickr Creative Commons; Lizard eye photo from Clicksy via Flickr Creative Commons; Monkey photo from Alex Pacheco of PETA (1981) via Wikimedia Commons
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