Animal Testing: Silent Sufferers

In the second century B. C. The ancient Roman doctor Claudius Galenus cut the central nerves of the pig in order to make clear how does the brain work. Since that moment the era of vivisection has started. Vivisection is the medical term of the Latin origin denoting “cutting the alive”.

Each year more that 150 millions of animals die during the experiments and tests. 30 % of all the tests are connected with the cosmetics and household chemical substances which are to be proven to present no danger to the human beings. Every day more than 500 big animals, such as monkeys, dogs, cats, rabbits die as the result of this endless testing. But if we take into consideration the small creatures such as rats, mice and hamsters the whole amount of the killed animal will go up more than hundreds of times. The animals are being burnt, they are subjected to electrical shock, their bones are being broken, they are contaminated with HIV, pox and lepra.

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October 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . News and Society. 1 comment.