If animal testing is not only unethical, but also unreliable, why does it continue? Typically, for two reasons: money and establishment. Vivisectors receive millions of dollars for such experiments as observing fat and fibers effect on hamsters cholesterol; studying mice to determine the role of selenium in breast cancer; and feeding animals copper because humans dont get enough.
VIVISECTION LINES POCKETS
Vivisection is a multi-billion dollar industry, with many interconnected parties. Vivisectors receive hundreds of thousands of dollars, even millions, for experimenting on animals. Research grants are frequently awarded based on political and economic motives rather than scientific potential, which explains why clearly nonsensical experiments continue to receive funding.
To learn just how lucrative this industry is, click here.
A study has found 75% of Americans are opposed to testing our personal care and household products on animals. Then why does product testing on animals continue? Because the companies that manufacture personal care and household products have convinced consumers that it is necessary for our safety. Yet their only aim is to avoid responsibility for any damage done by their products. With industry-accepted animal data deeming a product safe, the company is customarily not held responsible if the product then harms people.
Click here to learn more.
Vivisectors resistance to questioning their line of work can stem from egotistical self-righteousness to an honest belief in doing good. Some continue using animals because theyve already committed to it, and to change tactics would be admitting defeat or wrongdoing.
Some animal researchers are just ignorant, some too lazy to learn new techniques, some too comfortable with their established routines. Others continue testing on animals because they dont want to concede to the animal rights movement.
So for these feeble reasons, cruel and ridiculous experiments continue to be performed on animals. Vivisection has not proven to be relevant or reliable. It persists because of custom.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Matt Fancera.