Animal Cruelty is terrible and should not be legal. In animal testing they are used for cosmetic testing, medical reasons, and testing household products, it is hard to tell you how many animals a day are used for animal testing. Because it is not required that scientist report how many mice, rats, or birds are used for experiments, but it is estimated that the use of mice and rats is 90%. The animals that have to be reported are dogs, cats, sheep, hamsters, guinea pigs, and primates. All animals that the USDA collects numbers on is 1,438,553 that were used in research during 2002. About 14 million rats and mice were used in research during 2002.
The good thing about this is that many of the animals that are being used need to be maintained and controlled. Because the rat, mice, dog, and cat population is high and they are too many of them in the world so by using these animals for testing we are taking care of the animal population and maintaining it. Really these animals are used for good because if we did not have these animals to test on then we would not have our cosmetic, toiletries, etc... these products would be harmful if they were not tested first so the animals are doing us some good.
In the labs, smaller animals are normally kept in a clear of white plastic boxes about the size of a shoe box. Animals such as guinea pigs are kept in larger boxes; the larger animals normally live in wire cages. Most animals will stay in their cages all the time except when they are being used for experiments. Staying or living in cages can be a huge problem for intelligent animals like dogs, cats, pigs, and primates. They become tremendously lonely and bored unless they have things to play with and a way to get exercise. More than half of the 1.4 million animals that are counted by the USDA that were used in research were not used in experiments that cause pain. There is no way to tell how many animals of the rats, and mice were involved in studies designed not to cause pain 489,262 animals used in researched. In 2020 (not including the mice, rats, and birds: no one knows how many of those animals are used) were used for research that was painful, stressful, distressful or both. The animals were either given something that helped with the pain or helped them to get over the pain quickly.
The good part about this is that many of the animals have a home or a place to stay. They are not treated wrong they are fed every day and they give the animals that climb ropes to play on. Some places give them plenty of room to roam around and play and exercise because without the proper exercise the animals will get lonely and they will die because they are not happy with their surroundings. Some places will give the animals the right amount of attention that they need: like playing with them, giving them toys, etc... Most scientist do all they can do when they are testing on the animals and doing their experiments many try to take the pain away so they do not feel any pain.
103,764 of the animals made to feel the pain of the research or experiment were not given anything to take away the pain and suffering. Most animals are only used in one experiment; most of them are put to sleep after being experimented on. Some lucky chimps may be able to retire from being used in research to the Chimp Haven sanctuary, which was built in Shreveport, Louisiana. All due to the law signed by President Clinton in 2000. Each year in the United States an estimated 70 million animals are either maimed, blinded, scalded, force-fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, and otherwise hurt or killed in the name of science. They are experimented on by private institutions, household products, and cosmetics companies, government agencies, educational institutions, and scientific centers. There are no antidotes created or sought out to treat, or prevent potential human injuries. Less expensive and proven reliable animal tests alternatives, instead of using live rabbits for the Draize Eye test. Corneas from eye banks or sophisticated computer models can be used to accurately test the irritancy level.
Other test more suitable
- Chemical assay test
- Tissue culture system
- Cell and organ cultures
- Cloned human skill cells
- Human skin patches
- Computer and mathematical models
Number of animals used
- Approximately 56 to 100 million cats and 54 million dogs in the US
- Estimated ever hour 2,000 cats and 3,500 dogs are born
- Between 10.1 and 16.7 million dogs and cats are put to death
According to the USDA
- Approximately 61% of animals suffered no pain
- Approximately 31% have pain relieve with anesthesia
- Approximately 6% experienced pain, as alleviation would compromise the validity of the data. Much of this work is directed at and understanding of pain.