Why are animals killed after testing?

Animals are damaged and killed to test the safety of new agricultural and industrial chemicals, food additives and other products. They are force-fed substances, they have chemicals rubbed into their skin or dripped into their eyes and they are made to inhale toxic fumes to see how poisonous they are.

Can we stop animal testing?

Thus, because animals are subjected to agonizing pain, suffering and death when they are used in laboratory and cosmetics testing, animal research must be stopped to prevent more waste of animal life. Finally, the testing of products on animals is completely unnecessary because viable alternatives are available.

Is it legal to experiment on animals?

The Animal Welfare Act, signed into law in 1966 and updated by several amendments, is the only federal law that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, and transport, and by dealers. It applies to all research involving animals in the U.S., but it does not apply to all animals.

Who started animal testing?

Ibn Zuhr (Avenzoar), an Arab physician in twelfth century Moorish Spain, introduced animal testing as an experimental method for testing surgical procedures before applying them to human patients.

What animals are protected by the law?

Native animals are protected by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. All native birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals (except the dingo) are protected in New South Wales by the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 (BC Act).

Who is responsible for animal testing?

The United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, is the federal agency responsible for overseeing and inspecting laboratories that experiment on animals, as well as those who breed and sell animals for use in laboratories.

What can be used instead of animals for testing?

Cell cultures. Almost every type of human and animal cell can be grown in the laboratory. Human tissues. Computer models. Volunteer studies. Human medical breakthroughs. Alternatives are better.

Why Is animal testing necessary?

The animal tests provide data on efficacy and safety. Testing on animals also serves to protect consumers, workers and the environment from the harmful effects of chemicals. All chemicals for commercial or personal use must be tested so that their effect on the people and animals exposed to them is understood.