Please!!! Don't Abuse The Animals

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Types of Abuse

Animal Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires that all new chemical products be tested. Many of these tests are performed on animals, in which the unfortunate creatures are forced to ingest or inhale such products as weed-killers, oven cleaners, cosmetics, and paint. For example, caustic chemicals may be forced into dogs? eyes or smeared into the raw, shaved heads of rabbits.

Medical Testing

The medical field as well as corporations uses animals as test subjects. Here cats are burned to see if anti-infection vaccines will work to heal burns. Cancers are given to rats, dogs are blinded to see if their sight can be restored, and monkeys are given AIDS.

So have we prevented humans from using dangerous products? Has animal testing given us a miracle cure? Although animal research has been instrumental in some research, it falls short in much. It has not produced a cure for the major diseases that plague our society. Furthermore, it is dangerous to generalize the experimental results from animal research to the treatment of human beings. Animals have different immense systems, heart rates, and so on. Several substances rejected by animal tests have been highly effective in the treatment of humans. Millions of dollars are spent on animal research in the cancer field; much of this money comes from taxes, yet cancer surgeons Guilford, Hastings, and Irwin admit that tests done on animals have not lead to one single advance in the treatment of cancer in humans.

Alternatives to Animal Testing

There are many alternatives to animal research. In recent years methods such as computer modeling and cell tissue culture have become popular. Some of the most effective advances in human safety and health research have been achieved through these methods.

Abandonment

Seven to thirteen hundred animals are abandoned per county, per year in the U.S. Abandonment is a primary way in which animals are abused. Animals that have learned to rely on human care are released into a hostile environment in which they can no longer survive. Abandoned animals often starve or freeze to death.

Leading causes of abandonment - Moving

Pet owners often move to homes or apartments where animals are not allowed.

Animal pregnancy and over population.

Many pet owners do not anticipate an animal pregnancy or have the resources to deal with it. Because the size of the pet population is not strongly regulated, it is often hard to find homes for a pets? off-spring.

Allergies

Many pet owners find that they are allergic to a pet only after they acquire it.

Preventive measures

1. Consider your living conditions before getting a pet. Where will you be living in two years?

2. Have your pet spayed or neutered.

3. Make sure in advance that you won?t be allergic to the pet you wish to own. What to do with a stray or unwanted animal.

DO NOT DROP AN ANIMAL OFF!

Call your local animal shelter. Animal shelters provide homes for animals until people who want them can be found. If you are looking for a pet, consider your local animal shelter. They are often over-filled with animals that need homes. If you like animals but are unable to have them, you might want to volunteer at your local shelter. As a volunteer you will be able to work closely and care for needy animals. Animal shelters rely on volunteer assistance and donations to continue to provide these essential services.

 

 

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