All About Animals Used for Experiments

Rabbits

Rabbits

Bunnies are one of the most adorable animals on the planet! Their soft, fuzzy bodies and long ears are enough to melt your heart. They are very social, enjoy snuggling up next to one another, and love their families, just as you love yours. They also have individual, unique personalities and love to play, chew, and dig.

White Baby Rabbit (Bunny) With Blue Eyes

Sadly, more than 241,000 bunnies are abused in U.S. labs every year. Rabbits used for experiments are kept in tiny cages and never get to see sunlight or breathe fresh air.

Some of the painful experiments that rabbits in labs endure include having dishwashing liquid, drain cleaner, and other harsh products dripped into their sensitive eyes and having damaging chemicals applied to their soft, pink skin—all while receiving little to no pain relief. After the tests are finished, these sensitive creatures are killed and studied.

These horrible things that are happening to bunnies are unnecessary because modern, humane, effective alternatives for testing products exist. For example, there is 3-D tissue that can replicate human cells. Many tests are faster and more accurate at predicting human reactions than testing on rabbits.

Close Up of Cute Rabbit Outside

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