Types of Animal Experiments
Many researchers conduct cruel and unnecessary experiments with your taxes and donations to related charities. Scarce research funds, controlled by pro-vivisection interests, are being wasted on research using animal models.
Cosmetic/Home Products Tests
There are four main types of painful experiments that purport to ensure the safety of the consumer. They are the Draize Test, Lethal Dose Test, Skin Irritancy Test and Inhalation Tests. No anaesthesias or painkillers are given to the millions of animals subjected to these so-call “safety” tests.
Biomedical research can involve burning, blinding, freezing and poisoning of animals. Animals can be subjected to electric shock and long-term restraint. This is done in the vain attempt to find causes and cures for human ailments. “Animal models” of human maladies are also used in studies of high cholesterol diets and tobacco smoke inhalation because the meat and tobacco industries attempt to counteract publicity about the life-threatening effects of diets high in red meat and of smoking.
Some of the most horrible experiments are in neuroscience. These include spinal cord experiments in which the backs of animals are damaged to study improvements with treadmill exercise while it has been common practise in human rehabilitation.
Read our related brochure entitled "Broken Promises: Spinal Cord Experiments on Animals".
See pictures from Lifeforce investigations in the 80s and 90s that exposed cruel, scientifically fallacious, experiments that continue today.
In an effort to find even cheaper ways of producing meat and to try to find ways to reduce the health hazards caused by eating animals, animal science research is conducted. The use of growth hormones to increase the animals’ natural growth and the use of drugs to reduce animal illnesses caused by unhealthy living conditions are some of the practises that lead to health hazards for people.
Genetic engineering to create new life forms continues to be a threat to human and animal welfare.
Although there are numerous documented case studies of actual victims of war, animals continue to be exposed to nerve gases, radiation and germ warfare. Animals are intentionally wounded with bullets, lasers and other weapons to develop and test the effects of munitions. Cruel psychology experiments are conducted on animals to find ways of controlling the minds of animals and people.
Military Experiments also expose unknowing human populations to harm. The US government has used Canadian and American cities as test sites to find methods to disperse germ warfare bacteria.
Brainwashing, deprivation and depression experiments are carried out on animals despite the outcry from many psychologists. To date, there is a poor track record of most, if not all, animal models to accurately predict clinically effective anti-depressants. One type of depression experiments involves separating infant monkeys from their mothers and using a “rape rack” to repeatedly impregnant the mothers in infant abuse observations.