Arguments for and against animal testing
by Lindsey Little
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Count on The Onion to hit one out of the park when it comes to discussing an important issue that is too often ignored. The publication released a list (in its usual delightfully humorous way) of the arguments for and against animal testing.

Around 26 million animals are used in experiments every year to test the safety of beauty products and medications. Many people argue that this longstanding practice is inhumane and easily replaceable with other methods. Of course, The Onion showed just how ridiculous and selfish animal testing is by using humor to expose people to the truth about this sadly common and cruel practice.

Some of the very funny arguments in favor of animal testing include, “Human race may live to see the final elimination of split ends and frizz”, and “No chance whatsoever that our present-day treatment of animals will be judged harshly by future generations”.

And now for the counter argument. The Onion writes, “Alternative methods of testing do not demonstrate sexy shine of Summer Shimmer lip gloss in same way”, animal testing is “Kind of mean” and finally, “These are animals we could be eating”.

Read the complete list and have a good laugh over at The Onion. It’s worth it.

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Source: The Onion

About Lindsey Little

Lindsey Little is a holistic health coach currently residing in Baltimore, MD. She specializes in vegan and gluten-free living. When she's not in the kitchen creating delicious new recipes, Lindsey can be found doing yoga or curled up with a good book. Visit her at www.havelessbemore.com to learn more.

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  • Lisa Clark-kahn

    oh the best one the onion did was about how happy wild animals are in circuses sooo right on and sadly so true.