In response to the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's (USDA) call for comments on the use of pain-relieving drugs for
animals used in testing, PETA submitted scientific recommendations to lessen
the suffering of animals during painful tests. In cases where modern, non-animal
tests have not been developed for the testing of veterinary vaccines, animals
can be subjected to painful, lethal experiments. The development of rabies
vaccines, for example, requires the injection of the rabies virus directly into
the brains of mice. In its final guidance, the USDA agreed with many of PETA's
recommendations, including that drug manufacturers be trained in best practices
for reducing the suffering of animals in cases where non-animal replacements
have not yet been developed for veterinary vaccine tests.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.