Animal testing is cruel and inhumane

Animal testing is cruel and inhumane.
I have always felt strongly about animal rights, and animal cruelty. Growing up vegetarian, I was taught by my grandparents to value the lives of any being on this planet. We live in a society of capitalism that covers up the truth about creating products. People know little about animal testing, and I believe they should know more. Our world should see how cruelly animals are treated. Animal vivisection is the study, experimentation and research of any animal. The BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) estimates 100 million animals are used in testing worldwide. Between 10 million and 11 million were used in the European Union. The UK is the largest user in europe.
According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) The use of animals in experiments had vastly increased up 73% in the past 15 years. The animal subjects include mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds. There tends to be a lack of empathy for these animals. People would rather not know how a product is made, because seeing how these animals are treated is disturbing. Humans tend to have these animals as pets, and that is where the emotional support comes from. Imagine seeing your own pet being tested on, it would be horrific and devastating. The tests that occur can include; Forced chemical exposure in toxicity testing, oral force-feeding, forced inhalation, skin injections, skin burned off, spinal cords crushed, Genetic manipulation, Prolonged periods of physical restraint, Food and water deprivation Etc… The vast range of experiments can go on. Consent is something an animal is unable to communicate, and humans are rarely ever tested on without full consent. Animals have no way of saying no to these tests and experiments, therefore humans need to speak for them. Scientists should not be allowed to torture these animals. Not only is this practice negative for animals, but it is extremely expensive and time consuming.