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Cruelty means inflicting pain and causing suffering. Animal cruelty is a nationwide problem rapidly growing in today's society. Animals are being beaten and starved everyday and millions of helpless animals die each year because of heartless owners. There are many forms of animal cruelty; some of the most common forms are scientific research, abandonment, and mistreatment.
Scientific research is a necessity of life, so it is said. Society needs to research to improve economy and the products of everyday life. This is all well and good, until something has to suffer. Many times companies test products on animals for the safety of humans. Monkeys, rats, mice, dogs, and cats are some of the candidates used for laboratory research. The major problem with animal testing is the animals usually suffer in a traumatizing experience. Many animals endure burns, hair loss, rashes and gashes. Some companies go as far as to place metal wires and rods in the animal's head. However, researchers justify this inexcusable treatment with "it's for science". Yet you have to wonder if scientists think how they would feel in that situation.
There are many companies out there that do not use animals for testing their products. Yet these companies still have popular products that are bought daily by all. For instance the company Lip Smackers, sell all kinds of lip-glosses, chap sticks and makeup and they do not use animal to test their products. Many parents buy these items for their children as presents for birthdays or Christmas. Also many girls purchase them all the time and some prefer that product to others. This shows that you can make a good product without testing on animals.
Truthfully, no one deserves that kind of treatment. What if it was your pet that they were putting chemicals in with unknown reactions, how would you react? It is inhumane to make a living creature suffer and yet when the word science is appears, it is suddenly okay to torture another living creature. What is sad is the decision is usually based on what someone will obtain out of it. Most animals' die from experiments, others are unfortunate enough to live. The animals that are tested on normally develop a non-curing disease and suffer with this painful sickness for the rest of their lives. Does any living creature deserve to suffer?
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