By reading these articles I learned more about the costs of animal testing. I was aware that testing on animals was wrong, but I didn’t know the serious costs behind it and certain methods that are used when animals undergo these experiments. I received a better insight on exactly why it is immoral.

I was unaware of how experimenting on animals is sometimes unreliable and costs a lot of money. Sense animals have different genetic makeup than humans sometimes things that aren’t harmful to animals can be considered harmful to humans. Experimenting on animals doesn’t just harm the animals involved in it, but also can negatively affect the people as well.

I also learned that there are other methods and ways that don’t involve animals whatsoever. There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.

Overall, I furthered my knowledge in this area and I will apply what I now know when I am purchasing products in the future. I will do my best in using products that don’t involve the torturing of animals.

 

These are the articles I annotated:

http://www.hsi.org/campaigns/end_animal_testing/qa/about.html

https://www.animalequality.net/animal-experimentation

Animal Testing 101

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7 Comments
  1. Chloe 5 months ago

    Dear Raine
    I am intrigue to know that another person has a lot of interest in Animal Cruelty and Animal testing. In your post “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing” because of how you realized the inhumane conditions animals have to go though, when they are used as testing subject. I also like how you mentioned make up. Within makeup products animals are used a lot in cosmetics world, being In the products and tested on.
    One thing that stood out to me was “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” yet some companies still use animals as resource when testing their products which make me sad to knowing that fact.
    If wanting to know how to more about animals being used in the cosmetic world read my blog post https://theanimalsaviors.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/watch-my-youtube-video-to-know-what-can-found-in-your-make-up/

  2. Mariam 5 months ago

    Dear Raine,
    I am fascinated with your post, “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing,” because I’ve looked into the topic of animal cruelty myself but never went too into depth with animal testing. I’m shocked to believe that humans relied on the more expensive and harmful choice when there were clearly better options. Your post has opened my eyes to just how badly animals are being treated especially during animal testing even while we can easily avoid this cruelty.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” I think this is saddening because people are going out of their way to abuse animals when there are easier and better methods to use. People can choose to consider these options instead of constantly abusing animals.
    Another sentence that surprised me was: “ Experimenting on animals doesn’t just harm the animals involved in it, but also can negatively affect the people as well.” This stood out for me because people not only go out of their way to harm animals, they harm themselves in the process but continue to use these methods anyway.
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your posts clearly identify the problem and possible solutions. Your posts also use reliable sources that can be further analyzed by the reader. Thank you for addressing the problems people avoid. If you want to check out my wordpress blog, you can find it at https://theanimalsaviors.wordpress.com/

  3. Ania 5 months ago

    I am in love with your post, “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing,” because I am very passionate about companies being cruelty free.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” I think this is interesting because I’ve heard about those alternatives, especially vitro testing. It is upsetting how simple these testing methods are and no companies are taking into consideration the alternatives.
    Another sentence that I found intriguing was: “ I will do my best in using products that don’t involve the torturing of animals..” This stood out for me because i strive to stay away from products that involve animal testing as well.
    Your post reminds me of when I was researching animal testing and came across PETA. You included a link to them and I really liked how you did so because their website contains good information that needs to be shared among others.
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want your audience to be more educated about animal testing if they aren’t already. Feel free to check out my twitter at @noanimaltesti10 or https://twitter.com/noanimaltesti10 and my wordpress blog at http://animaltesting.video.blog . I have a video on my blog that talks about why animal testing should be stopped which I think you may find interesting.

  4. Ania 5 months ago

    I am in love with your post, “Exploring a Political Topic: Animal Testing,” because I am very passionate about animal testing and strive to spread the word about it.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “There are alternatives to animal testing such as human volunteers, computer modeling, and vitro testing, which are microscope slides that contain human cells.” I think this is important because this displays how easy it is to not perform animal testing. There are so many alternatives and other options that many companies are not willing to change to.
    Another thing that I liked was how you used a link from PETA. This stood out for me because I enjoy looking at their website and believe they do a great job at fighting animal testing.
    Your post reminds me of some of the research I performed concerning alternatives to animal testing.
    Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I want to your audience to learn more about animal testing and why it is so inhumane and horrid.
    Feel free to check out my twitter @noanimaltesti10 https://twitter.com/noanimaltesti10 and my wordpress blog: http://animaltesting.video.blog . I have a lot of further information about animal testing that you may want to look at.

  5. Madison 10 months ago

    I truly enjoyed this post and it makes me want to change the way we live and the way we treat animals. I totally agree with you when you say “I will do my best in using products that don’t involve the torturing of animals.” And I also found this amazing website that makes people aware of the problems like you do here…
    http://www.lonestar.edu/stopanimaltesting.htm
    Thank you Raine!

  6. Sera 12 months ago

    You have a very good point in that animals and humans don’t always react the same way to chemicals and other things that are tested. I’d be interested to hear about any specific occurrences of this happening.

  7. Isabella 12 months ago

    After reading your response, I want to take a different mindset into the products I use and if they have an impact on animal testing or not. I was mostly unknowing of the fact that animal testing is also harmful to humans, but your response helped me think deeper into animal testing.

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