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Being locked in a cage with no control over your life, an innocent prisoner. You don’t know what ur going to get or how you’ll get it. This is how life is like for an animal in a lab.   Vivisection is one of the worst types of animal abuse that goes on in our societies. Anything can happen inside the lab. “Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing (citation).” Over 90% of these experiments are done on rats, mice, and birds. Animals in labs are without all the things that come natural to them like running free, the exact opposite of what they go through daily. Instead they are isolated, restricted by metal cages, and traumatically shook. A lot of experimenters use devices that restrain the animal from moving certain body parts.  Many die, and before they do they will be infected with diseases, poisoned by toxic testings, getting their skin burned, testing new drugs, putting things into their brains/body, getting blinded, crippled, and many other painful experiments. These animals are treated like lab equipment and are forced to be put in  agonizing, uncomfortable, deadly positions, and they can’t help themselves.  North Carolina State University’s Tom Regan, Philosophy professor, says, “Animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment. This inherent value is not respected when animals are reduced to being mere tools in a scientific experiment.” (F. B. Orlans).”Animal cosmetics testing is a bad way to test cosmetics and is used on mice, rats, and mostly rabbits. These animals are used in allergy tests in the mucus part of the body; mouth, eyes, and nose. This test would cause burning, irritations, and corrosion in the mouth and eyes. What makes it worse is that half of all animals die in lethal dose tests. Like other types of animal testing, there are also alternatives to cosmetic animal testings. “Instead of measuring how long it takes a chemical to burn the cornea of a rabbit’s eye, manufacturers can now drop that chemical onto cornea-like 3D tissue structures produced from human cells. Likewise, human skin cultures can be grown and purchased for skin irritation testing (citation).”Most of the world allows animal testing, but progress is being made. Animals are gaining a win, more in the cosmetic testing. Having 28 states, the EU (European Union) is world first country to get rid of animal-tested cosmetics. They also got rid of, in 2004 and 2008, finished animal products and animal-tested ingredients.  According to the New York Times, on March 11, 2013 “European Union regulators announced a ban on the import and sale of cosmetics containing ingredients tested on animals and to pledge more efforts to push other parts of the world, like China, to accept alternatives (citation).” Because animal testing is cruel, expensive, and pretty much irrelevant to humans scientists have proceeded to developing and using different methods to testing products and studying diseases that don’t use animals and are actually germane to the health of humans. These modern methods have refined tests using human tissues and cells called “in vitro” methods. With our new technology they have advanced computer-modeling procedures mostly called “in silico” model and they regular humans that volunteer. More methods without animals are not delayed by different species that affect putting animal test results with humans hard or even impossible, and they most likely take less money and time to finish. Animal testing is bad science. Hurting innocent, helpless animals is inhumane. Animals should be treated as a companion, not some science experiment.  Even though we might benefit from successful animal research, the suffering, deaths, and the pain of animals is not worth our feasible advantage . And not all research is successful or even relevant to humans. Hence, animals should not be used in product/ medical testing, especially when there are alternative methods to the research.