10 Facts about Animal Testing

Sunday, February 15th 2015. | Animals

Here are Facts about Animal Testing for those who want to know more about the life of the animals. The most commons animals used for test include monkeys, rabbits and mice.  The report states that more than 100 million animals are poisoned, burned, crippled and abused in the laboratories in United States.

Facts about Animal Testing 1: the purpose of animal tests

Let’s find out the purpose of the animals tests. The scientists use the animals to test the cosmetics, pesticides, or even drugs.

Facts about Animal Testing 2: the top users

The top users of animal testing are the universities in United Kingdom. The record is followed by the private companies, charities and government.

Animal Testing Facts

Animal Testing Facts

Facts about Animal Testing 3: the less common used animals in testing

If you check out the record of animals testing in United Kingdom, primates and mammals are the less commonly used animals for experiment.

Facts about Animal Testing 4: medical treatment

Even though animal testing remains a controversial issue to discuss, the medical treatments that we receive today are the products of the animal testing.

Animal Testing Image

Animal Testing Image

Facts about Animal Testing 5: China and Europe

There is a difference about animals testing in China and Europe. The Europeans ban the new cosmetics tested on animals. In China, it is mandatory for the new cosmetics to be tested on animals.

Facts about Animal Testing 6: the laboratories

The laboratories often use amphibians, birds, rats, mice, and reptiles. The report states that 90 percent of animals tested in US labs are not included the official statistics.

Animal Testing Pic

Animal Testing Pic

Facts about Animal Testing 7: a pesticide

Do you know that there are at least 12,000 animals being tested and experimented to create a single pesticide?

Facts about Animal Testing 8: the skin and eye irritation test

The skin and eye irritation tests are conducted on the rabbits, rats, mice and guinea pigs when the scientists want to have a cosmetic test.

Facts about Animal Testing

Facts about Animal Testing

Facts about Animal Testing 9: the pregnant animals

Sometimes the pregnant animals and their fetuses also become the subject of animal testing.

Facts about Animal Testing 10: the animal right activists

The animal right activists are against the animal cruelty. Some of them supported the animal testing, while others hate it. Some people think that the usage of animals in testing and research is pointless. They believe that animals are very different from people. Actually it is not completely true since mammals for example share some similarities with human being.

Animal Testing on Mouse

Animal Testing on Mouse

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