Hi my name is Rhea, I am 11 years old and my exhibition inquiry is Animal Lab Testing.
I chose this topic because I am very passionate about Animals and prevention of animal cruelty. I know a lot about animal cruelty but I didn’t know anything about animal Lab Testing. So then I decided I wanted to learn more about Animal Lab Testing which now I really want to help preventing
Central Idea: Human activity can affect the welfare of animals
Lines of inquiry:
- Reasons for animal Lab testing
- The impact of testing on lab animals
- our responsibility towards the welfare of animals
Transdisciplinary Theme: How the world works – The impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment.
Key concepts: Responsibility Causation Form
Learner Profile Attributes: Knowledgeable Communicator
UN Sustainable Goals:
The UNSG that I picked was Life on land which is Goal number 15. Because my inquiry was Animal Lab Testing and Goal number 15 is about life on land.
Approaches to learning:
Research skills – Synthesizing and Interpretation, Creating
Communication skills. listening , writing
During my research I found interesting – Several different types of animals are used in animal testing but the most common include mice, horses, fish, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, birds, cats, dogs, mini pigs and non-human primates (in some countries monkeys and chimpanzees).
It is estimated that over 115 million animals are used in animal lab testing every year. This number is not exact because only a small portion of countries publish data concerning animals in labs and research so the number is unknown. A good example of this is that 90 percent of the animals that are tested in the USA are excluded from the statistics that are published from the US department of agriculture so the official number from the USA is very underestimated.
More than 12 million animals are tested within the European Union in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom alone more than 3 million animals are tested on every year. This number excludes animals which have been specifically bred for testing, but are surplus from other industries. These animals still suffer and are deprived of their life but still they are not included in the British statistics.
Primary Sources used: Ms.Praveeta interview
Secondary sources used: Websites, videos, articles
Things I made to Help spread awareness
This is the bookmark
to spread awareness
about Animal Lab
Here is a link to the website I made to spread information and awareness about Animal Lab Testing. https://sites.google.com/misp.org/animal-lab-testing/home
Here is a link to the Poem I wrote about Animal Lab Testing.
Action I am going to take – I will look at the label on any product I buy to see if it has been tested on animals or not and if they are then I will try to avoid them as much as I can;. I will also try to spread awareness about Animal Lab Testing and I will donate money to companies that are trying to prevent Animal Lab Testing like Freegles.
Our Responsibility towards preventing Animal Lab Testing –
- Check the labels of products before buying to see if they used animal lab testing
- Spread awareness about animal lab testing so more people know about it
- If you have any products from companies that participate in animal lab testing, finish the product and don’t buy it again.
If we all pitch in with the help of these 3 tips, hopefully animal lab testing will end for good.