Animal Testing: Their Pain for our Gain? | Aabya Yasir | TEDxYouth@BISI | Summary and Q&A

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Animal Testing: Their Pain for our Gain? | Aabya Yasir | TEDxYouth@BISI

TL;DR

Animals are being cruelly mistreated and abused in the name of cosmetic and scientific testing, with over 115 million animals being used each year.

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Key Insights

  • 😨 Animals used in testing, including rabbits, experience fear and suffering.
  • ❓ Over 160,000 animals are used for cosmetic testing in the US alone.
  • πŸ† In the scientific community, over 115 million animals are tested on each year.
  • 🎲 97% of animals used in testing die during the process.
  • πŸ’— Alternatives such as in vitro testing and lab-grown human organs exist and are more reliable and cost-effective.
  • ❓ Animal testing is deemed unreliable and unnecessary by overwhelming evidence.
  • 🚱 Advocacy for non-animal testing methods is necessary to prevent animal abuse.

Transcript

Transcriber: Tarek Mamdouh Reviewer: Yiğit Sarp Erdemli I wonder if any of you know the extent to which animals are being tested on. How many of you have thought or research about animals and how they're being abused or, as they say, tested? I wonder if a how many of you understand just how far animals are being experimented on. Hi, my name is Abee... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: Why should we care about animals being tested on if we are scared of them?

Even if we are scared of animals, it does not justify their cruel mistreatment. Animals feel fear and should not be subjected to unnecessary suffering, regardless of our personal fears.

Q: How are animals tested in the cosmetics industry?

Animals in the cosmetics industry endure procedures such as eye irritation tests, where chemicals are dripped or rubbed onto their skin and eyes without any pain relief. They are also injected with harmful substances, often leading to their death.

Q: Are there alternatives to animal testing?

Yes, there are alternatives such as in vitro testing and the use of miniature human organs. These methods are more reliable and cost-effective, as they eliminate the need to feed and store animals.

Q: Why is the scientific community slow in moving away from animal testing?

The scientific community may be slow in transitioning from animal testing due to various reasons, such as the need for further research and skepticism regarding the reliability of alternative methods. However, it is crucial to advocate for the development and use of non-animal testing methods to save animal lives.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Animals are being tested on in immoral and cruel ways for both cosmetics and scientific purposes.

  • The cosmetics industry alone uses over 160,000 animals for testing each year.

  • In the scientific community, over 115 million animals are tested on annually, resulting in a high number of animal deaths.

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