The issue concerning animal testing is quite disputable. There are many who protest practice of animal experimentation. The statistics is horrible indeed. It is believed that over 100 million of animals are tested annually. And it seems really terrible. At the same time it is impossible to avoid animal testing practice. It is believed that animal testing is used to save humans from diseases. Well, it is wonderful indeed. But the price is too high, don’t you think so? And one could hardly justify the practice of testing cosmetics. So called the Draize Test is used to test cosmetics. Tested animals are conscious. As the rule scientists test skin or eye reaction of cosmetics they are testing. Usually they use albino rabbits. I could hardly justify this type of testing. Fine, I’m ready to accept the practice in case there in no way to solve the problem. At the same time they test not only rats and mice as we used to think. Quite often they use cats, dogs, primates, rabbits. And to tell the truth the numbers of tested animals are shocking. Thus it is said that in 2000 scientists tested over 25 000 cats in the States.
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All owners of cats face the same question to which they answer differently. This question is whether to neuter your pet or not? In order to make a decision you need to understand which negative and positive results this process may cause. Moreover, you should also learn what this process means. Of course it will not be you who stands with scalpel in your hand, but nevertheless you should be aware of the experience your beloved pet is going through.
Neutering or desexing is the operation performed by a veterinarian to remove the reproductive organ of an animal. Either the whole organ or its considerable part can be removed. It sounds awful; however, the operation is quite easy and performs no difficulty at all. Besides, it will not take your cat long to recover from neutering – about a day after the operation for cats and a day or to longer for females. The whole process may seem unnatural, as the reproductive function is an essential part of life of all living beings. But the advantages of neutering make people use this method again and again.