No more using animals for product testing! (includes guinea pigs)
It has to be stopped!
This is an important issue that I just had to do an article on, after seeing about this on the internet not that long ago. Millions of animals in the UK get tested on every year and the figure for 2017, was a huge number of 3.79 million. Overall it was a drop of 4 per cent from 2016, but we want to see it down to zero as soon as possible. Its heartbreaking that this still happens and they are not even given any pain relief and just generally it’s a painful existence for them. I am a member of PETA and receive documentation about the campaigning to stop suffering with different animals and stopping product testing is an important issue for them.
Its something that I want to be stopped and I am sure you do to. Its said that there are better ways without using animals including guinea pigs to do product testing. I just can’t fathom out why these companies are still doing these practices, just shocking. They are well known brands that are included. The only way to send a strong message is by not purchasing any of the brands that use the practices and instead buy products that don’t use these cruel procedures.
Using guinea pigs as an example, there were over 22,000 experiments conducted on them. Horrible defects are present in the animals like mice. The issues can be deafness, blindness and heart problems are just a few to name. Imagine if this were being done on humans, it would be unheard of. So why should it be done on innocent animals. Its terrible that a lot of them being used, are actually loved pets of ours like dogs and cats.
As quoted by cruelty free international, the UK is at the top of the list in the European Union with the most animals being used for testing. Its also said that when we leave the EU, that even more experiments could be conducted. There is still a lot to do, to reduce the figure of 3.79 million. A big number (1.86 million) of this amount was only done, on the intrigues of university researchers wanting to know what will happen. Acute lethal toxicity tests as you can see on the cruelty free international website did over 10,000 tests in 2017.
If you feel that you really want to make a difference, like I said earlier in the article. Then look up on Google companies that do not use animal testing for their products. Lets all work together to take a stand against it. It seems like a lot of the tests are not really necessary and have no benefits, especially when it’s greatly harming so many animals.
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