The Reality Behind Animal Testing: Animals such as rats, rabbits, dogs, and monkeys are forced to inhale cigarette smoke, for prolonged periods of time. Some of these animals are completely confined to tubes where they cannot move and are forced to breathe cigarette smoke constantly. They are then killed to see what the damage is-yes, this happens just about every time a tobacco company launches a new “flavor”.
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94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail human trails. Yes, you read that right-94%. This means that out of the hundreds of millions of animals that are tortured and killed, their suffering and loss only gets us so far. Not only is this a huge waste, but it hinders us from exploring methods such as in vitro testing, which has been proven to be more accurate, cheaper, and humane.
Torture is absolutely legal when it comes to animal testing. Animals are burned, poisoned, starved, mutilated, blinded, electrocuted, drowned, and dissected without anesthesia. Many labs are not inspected, in poor condition, and cause major distress to the animals. There is essentially no illegal live animal experiment.
The vast majority of animal research is not testing drugs but doing basic research and producing genetically modified mice. Half of all animal experiments are now conducted at universities.
Global Animal Experiments
- We estimate that at least 192.1 million animals were used for scientific purposes worldwide in 2015.
- This figure includes an estimated 79.9 million experiments on animals as well as millions of other animals who are killed for their tissues, used to breed genetically modified animal strains and bred but not used or killed as surplus.
- We estimate that the top 10 animal testing countries in the world are China (20.5 million) Japan (15.0 million), the United States (15.6 million), Canada (3.6 million), Australia (3.2 million), South Korea (3.1 million), the United Kingdom 2.6 million), Brazil (2.2 million), Germany (2.0 million) and France (1.9 million), in that order.
- We also calculated the total number of experiments involving dogs and monkeys worldwide. In 2015, an estimated 207,724 tests using monkeys were conducted.
- The top 10 users of dogs were: China; the United States; Canada; South Korea; Japan; Australia; brazil; the united kingdom; Germany and India.
- The top 10 users of monkeys were: the United States; China; Japan; Brazil; Canada; the United Kingdom; France; Germany; India and South Korea.
European Union Animal Experiments
- Despite increased public demand for a reduction in animal research, there has been little change since the previous report was published (11.5 million animals used in 2011).
- According to the EU definitions, the United Kingdom (UK) now conducts the highest number of animal experiments in Europe (2.6 Million in 2017), replacing Germany. Germany remains the second-highest user completing 2.1 million experiments in 2017 while France is third with 1.9 million experiments that year.
- There was a total of 21,369 uses of dogs in 2017 with France (4106 uses), the UK (3949 uses), and Germany (3,330 uses) being the top 3 users.
- There was a total of 11,609 uses of primates across the EU in 2017 ( up 7% since 2015) with France (3746 uses), Germany (3427 uses), and the UK (2960 uses) being the top 3 users.
- In 2017, there were 4120 skin irritation tests, 814 eye irritation tests, 47,341 skin sensitization tests, 35,172 pyrogenicity tests, and 892,723 batch potency tests.
UK Animal Experiments
- According to the latest government figures (for 2018), a total of experiments were completed in great Britain during 2018.
- Of these, 1.72 million (49%) related to the creation or breeding of genetically altered animals who were not used in further experiments.
- The remaining 1.80 million (51%) were actual experiments on animals, which included ( that were subjected to experiments that even the researchers considered had caused them moderate or severe suffering.
- Animals used in the UK included mice (2.57 million experiments), rats (177,904 experiments), hamsters (1,416 experiments), birds (148,047 experiments), rabbits (11,159 experiments), guinea-pigs (6,445 experiments , monkeys (3,207 experiments), dogs (4,481 experiments , cats (159 experiments), horses (10,424 i experiments , sheep (53,672 experiments), pigs (3,750 experiments , goats (58 experiments), cows (3,723 experiments , reptiles (104 experiments), amphibians (9,873 experiments) and fish (514,340 experiments).
Actually, that’s what made humanity, where we are right now, don’t get me wrong but what about the people who eat chicken every time. Having the term ‘Vegan’ in this world is useless because they fight not to eat animals, and if in future this happens, the whole Food Chain will get disturbed. And there will be a lot of consequences if the food chain gets disturbed:
- Extinctions and Disruptions
- The Domino Effect
- Humanity’s Effect on the Food Web
- Natural Disruptions Can Cause Extinctions
We humans cannot change the Food chain and if we want to boycott flesh and there should be an alternate.
I know Vegans protest because of our love and emotions towards the animals but we and they can’t do anything and this the real truth.
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