Facts about Animal Testing

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  1. Experimenting on animals was documented in Greek physician- scientist like Aristotle and Erasistratus.
  2. The most used animals for experiments are rats and mice.
  3. Any medicine or any cosmetics are first tested on animals.
  4. Animals are used because they have short lifespan and are not complex unlike humans.
  5. Cosmetic testing on animals is ban in India, Norway, and Israel and EU countries.
  6. Countries like china, japan, USA, Australia, France, Canada, UK, Germany, Taiwan and Brazil are the top 10 countries that perform animal testing.
  7. 3 million Animals were used for experimenting in France in 2005.
  8. Animals like cats, dogs, monkeys, Guinea pig, hamster, mini pig, farm animals, and fish are used in testing.
  9. Testing on animals has proved beneficial over time to prevent people from using certain toxic drugs and other products.
  10. All the cosmetic products of the china or imported cosmetic product is mandatory tested on animals.
  11. During cosmetic testing 50% of animals die within 2-3 weeks after experiment.
  12. 95% of drugs tested on animals are either dangerous for human or fails to treat the illness.
  13. Chimpanzee is 99% genetically similar to humans and mice have 98% genetically similar to humans. Therefore, scientists believe that results would be effective.
  14. At least 50 experiments and 12,000 animals are required for a single pesticide registration.
  15. The anatomy and physiology of humans and animals is different, so testing drugs and new methods of treatment in animals is inefficient and even dangerous.
  16. There are at least 450 different methods to replace animal testing.
  17. Before being on the chemist’s counter, the drugs undergo numerous animal tests for 15-20 years.
  18. Less than 2% of human diseases are similar to animals.
  19. Rats have different metabolism activities than humans.
  20. Different sex give different results in laboratory animals but there is nothing like that in human.
  21. One in every six patient is in hospital because of the treatment.
  22. WHO studies shows that measles development in children increases after taking vaccination.
  23. There are many medicines that have failed animal test but are very effective for humans.
  24. Every year around 115 million animals are used in laboratory for experiments.
  25. There are many drawbacks for example blood transfusion got delayed 200 years because of animal studies.
  26. Corneal transplants were delayed 90 years because scientists were experimenting on animals for years.
  27. 5% of animals that are used in labs for experiments are not protected by Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
  28. Thalidomide was used for morning sickness for pregnant women, but so many babies died and around 15,000 babies were born with limb defects.
  29. The results from animal tests are routinely altered by diet, light, temperature, lab staff and bedding.
  30. Tests on rats to find out what causes cancer in human is only 37% accurate.
  31. According to the government data, in 2016 3.9 million experiments were done in Great Britain.
  32. Polio vaccines were tested on monkeys so it was delayed for 40 years.
  33. Vioxx medicine had killed approxiamtely60, 000 patients but in lab the heart of mice, monkeys and of other animals was normal.
  34. Approximately 40% of patients have side effects because of the medicines.
  35. Up to 90% of animals used in testing are off of the animal testing statistics.
  36. Some labs buy shelter dogs for experimenting.
  37. There are many drugs in the market that causes cancer in lab animals. The medicines were accepted because it is admitted that animal tests are not significant always.
  38. Every second around thirty-three animals die in laboratory worldwide.
  39. Because of vivisection the successful ectopic pregnancy operations got delayed for 40 years.
  40. Arsenic, hemlock and botulin are safe according to animal tests but lemon juice is poison.
  41. According to survey, 84% of people agree that there should be law to prohibit any experiment on animals.
  42. According to the Royal Commission into vivisection (1912), ‘The discovery of anesthetics owes nothing to experiments on animals’.
  43. Half of the side effects of humans are not seen or detected in lab animals.
  44. The great Dr Hadwen noted “had animal experiments been relied upon…humanity would have been robbed of this great blessing of ananesthesia.”
  45. 30 HIV vaccines, 33 drugs for spinal cord damage have been developed but there are not effective for humans.
  46. Every year 2.1 million Americans are hospitalized by medical treatment.
  47. Vitamins, water, oxygen, vegetable oils and 1000s of different substances are 97% safe for humans but are dangerous for lab animals.
  48. Though many Vivisectors are getting Noble Prize, only 45% agrees that animal tests are crucial.
  49. A German doctors’ congress concluded medicines causes 6% of fatal illnesses and 25% of organic illness.
  50. A survey was conducted of 1000 scientists in the field of bio medics, 90% of scientists agreed that it is necessary to perform experiments on animals.

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