Ethics is a huge part of society and to every human being. It goes into what some individual thinks is right or wrong, and the moral principles that determine their behavior and actions in any given situation. On this subject of ethics, I chose to further expand on the blog post written by Kat Vidic. I believe she covered a very important subject regarding the treatment of animals when testing many products before sending them out to stores to be sold. This is an important issue that needs to be examined more closely in the business and research world.
She had mentioned in the article she read that more than 100 million animals in the United States had been used for some type of testing, and money for this type of testing to be done was coming from taxpayer’s money. This type of treatment to animals is being funded, which doesn’t seem like a very smart move. Testing products and chemicals on animals will more than likely cause problems for them for the rest of their lives, which is sad to think about.
Although this is a very serious issue that shouldn’t be happening, it will probably continue to happen in the future. However, there are ways that society can help prevent this from happening as frequently such as funding humane non-animal research. In other words, finding different ways to test these chemicals instead of on animals. Another way is pushing government agencies to stop funding this type of treatment towards animals and conducting experiments on them. I believe it is wrong to put innocent animals through this type of treatment and for them to have to live with having several types of chemicals in their bodies for many years.
One of the most important ways to prevent this treatment from happening is to not support or buy from companies who do animal testing on their products. Instead, look to purchase products that are animal or cruelty-free. Buying from these companies lets you know they didn’t harm any animals while testing their products. This will, hopefully, make people more aware of this issue and more companies will want to turn away from using animals to test chemicals they use in their products.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, I wanted to further expand on this issue Kat talked about because it is very important in our daily lives and what products we choose to purchase. As well as if the products are animal friendly. We need to make more people aware of this issue and make sure the practice decreases as much as possible. In turn, the world will be a much happier place for animals!