• Question: what do you think of animal abuse?

    Asked by ring354ham to Savannah on 13 Jun 2019.
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      Savannah Clawson answered on 13 Jun 2019:

      Animal abuse is a horrible thing and why anyone would want to harm an animal is beyond me. I understand that this might be seen as hypocritical when I sometimes eat meat and for this reason (plus environmental reasons), I am trying to cut meat out from my diet. We had another question the other day about animal testing which I think is a bit more complicated. I don’t think we should test on animals for non-essential items like cosmetics but I think that it is sometimes necessary to test on animals for medicines. If animal testing is necessary in these cases, I think it should be done in the most humane way possible and there are lots of procedures in place in science to make sure that this is true.