We asked this question of our classmates and teachers:
Should Animals be used to test products?
Here are their responses.
Camden: “No, because it’s stupid.”
Sam: “No, because they are just like human beings. Would you test your son?”
Aria: “I think no. Because it is unfair to them and they die in the labs.”
Mrs. Ramsey “NO!!! Because they have ways they can test products in other ways- they don’t have to put cosmetics in a rabbit’s eye- they can get the same results in different ways.”
Dennis: “No, because to test products- they can die and get poisoned, either way! Like, they will get hurt, they should live in the wild.”
Luke: “Yes, then we know if it works or not. If they die, it doesn’t work….. I don’t care if they live!”
Damian: “No, it is animal abuse.”
Justice: “No, they can get an allergic reaction.”
Kaelin: “No, because if they are testing a certain animal it is in danger and can possibly kill it.”
Maya: “I think no because if you are testing a certain animal and it dies if you didn't mean it that would be bad.”
Timmy, Zeb, and Koel: ‘NOOO!!”
Kayla and Cayenne: “No, it could be harmful.”
Ms.Eline: “Yes. I think the products would be important… I’m guessing that they are medical products, not cosmetics or anything like that.”
Tyler: “No, it is abuse and animals should not be treated that way.”
Sophie E: “No, it’s cruel to the animals.”
Alek: “If the animal is a snow leopard, yes. Because I have a stuffed snow leopard named Pi-Pi, and he is really cute!”
Natalie: “No, cause it is not fair to the animals.”
Savana: “NOOO! Because, like, it can ruin the animal’s life… If you are an animal and you were tested for cosmetics how would you feel?”
Athena: “Absolutely no!”
Marcella: “Absolutely no because they normally have to kill the animals. How would you feel?”
Our opinion: We think companies shouldn’t test their products on animals. It’s just unfair to use animals and risk killing them just for the consumer’s likes and needs. Animals have hearts and souls too, even though animals can’t speak our language and cannot say that it is unjust. We can test the products through scientific research instead of risking animal's lives. The overall opinion was no.