No living, breathing, sentient being should suffer or be put to death in the name of science. While our government requires animal testing for some substances, much of animal testing is a mere replication of what has been done for decades. Today, many companies have produced non-animal related testing devices, such as simulators and computer models and use human tissue to test products meant to be used on humans. Testing the effects of a product or procedure on an animal does grave harm to the animal and often does not produce results useful to protect human lives.
Animals in Laboratories
Testing of drugs and vaccines on animals began in the 1920s in the United States. Shortly after World War II, additional animal testing began to be used in the development of household and cosmetic products.
Animals in Research and Education
Each year in the United States, more than 25 million animals are tortured and killed in the name of science.