Animal testing has been one of the issues that people are fighting overtime because of its moral. Even though some results of tests are successful on people, many people are still fighting for the animal’s rights. They believe that animals should have their own rights to live a free life where they belong, just like their species. In scientists point of view, animals have been one of the main subjects to test on, but a lot of them are currently looking forward to use and develop alternatives for the cruel act of animal testing.
To passers-by it looks like a normal shed, run by normal people. But inside this “normal shed” is a scene so horrific, it beggars belief that it has been legalised. Inside, cages upon cages of dogs are kept in squalid conditions, with barely any human contact. Puppies are wrenched away from their mothers at birth and are kept alone with only each other for company. Disease and illness are rife, leaving the dogs in pain and discomfort, and, in some cases this can lead to death. This hellish scene is disgustingly designated a puppy farm.
According to The Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, “many researchers have reported a direct relationship between a vegetarian diet and the prevention of and curing several illnesses, such as: hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart
The deeper I dig into animal abuse , the more I want to become a vegetarian. But it is not easy as it seems. The things that I have seen and read makes me sick to my stomach. To watch a hopeless cow, get whipped , is sickening. Watching baby Chicklets die in a big machine , brings tears to my eyes. Millions of animals every day die cruel deaths , and I no longer want to be an accomplice to the crimes. While it may be hard to retrain myself , I should and intend to just stop eating meat.
Many people challenge the rules for several different reasons. It’s always appropriate to challenge the rules when the rules are unfair, or against what you think is right. You can challenge the rules to make them fair and equal for everyone. Just how the two excerpts, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and Texas vs. Johnson, by the U.S. Supreme Court. These two excerpts explore the issue of when it is appropriate to challenge the rules. Challenging the rules can lead to positive or negative outcomes. You can change the rules for a good reason, or a bad one, but it’s always better to challenge the rules in order to make them more equal.
Imagine one minute running freely on the vast green terrain surrounding you, then the next locked up in a cold, hard, cage. It sounds horrible, right? Who would want to be locked up with minimal area to stretch your legs, and have people staring at you constantly? I for one, would hate that. I imagine that most animals locked up would share the same feelings. I personally, am against animals being caged. They do not deserve that kind of lifestyle and should not have to live with it just because humans pay money to see it. Animals are suffering greatly from being locked away. When an animal is bought, traded or given to a zoo, the animals rights are stripped away from them.
Going vegetarian can help preserve the limited land and water system that us humans take for granted sometimes. Factory farming along with free range farming are destroying the earth and its biodiversity. When people think of pollution like unnecessary CO2 emissions and deforestation of rainforests, they do not think about the animals being raised for consumption. In an article, “Concentrated animal Agriculture Is The Biggest
Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, water pollution, habitat destruction, and other issues (Center for Biological Diversity, 2014). How could this be? This is because about 94% of the US population are meat eaters and the industry does not tell you what happens behind their closed factory doors: the industry is the leading cause in both resource consumption and global warming, their meat can cause diseases that can be prevented, and the industry abuses their animals. Converting to a vegetarian or vegan diet might sound intimidating, or sound like we might not get all of the needed nutrients but there foods that vegetarians can eat to get what they need to get. Despite not eating meat on a regular basis there
The United States prides itself on being an advanced society and helping both its citizens and foreign nations. However, some of the biggest problems facing the world today stem from sources often overlooked or even purposefully neglected by the American government. One of these sources is animal agriculture. Animal industries such as those which produce meat, dairy, seafood, and eggs are some of the main contributors to environmental decay, health epidemics, and even world hunger issues. Although proof of this is abundant, it continues to be ignored. Instead, we continue to go around the main problem and struggle to find alternate solutions only to arrive at inefficient and costly attempts. If we want our nation to truly represent its values, however, something must be done. In order to help solve issues regarding health, hunger, and the environment not only in America but in the world, the mass production of animal products should be outlawed.
Animal rights is a very complicated issue. It’s not fair that they get tortured in a very inhumane way. Believe it or not that animals feel pain just like humans because we’re just a different species of animals. “Human demand for meat has led to a quicker production for demand, which means the meat industry production line doesn’t stop for anything, especially sick, disabled and not effectively stunned animals.” (Animal Rights) There are many cases of animals being mistreated and countless videos of them being tortured, getting kicked also bleeding to death. “Animals that are not stunned correctly are still butchered even when they are still conscious.” (Animal Rights) When eating meat, you’re “kidneys work 3x times hard than the kidneys of a vegetarian. There are some cases of retailers rejecting the meat because of the condition when delivered.” (Animal Rights)
Your friend’s dying screams rip through your ears as you shuffle down the cramped trench, abruptly another scream rings out and you know your own demise is imminent. This demonstrates only one horror that livestock encounters in slaughterhouses. However, you can liberate these ill-fated animals; by becoming a vegetarian you not only rescue animals from a ghastly life, but you also boost your own body’s and mind’s health.
As a deliberate deception, most companies sell food labeled as ‘sustainable’. This causes a widespread myth about where the food actually comes from. The Animal Welfare Institute conducted a study investigating twenty-five companies and only finding five with sufficient information. The other eighty percent had no official documentation to support what they claimed to be doing. Almost all food companies misuse their advertising slogans, messages, images, and packaging. There is no true reflection of the animal’s life cycle (Geer 7).
Imagine living in a society where slavery still exists. People of power take ownership of others of lower status, having complete control over this individual. Believe it or not, this is still happening today. Not all with humans, but animals, which are raised in overcrowding confinement in poor living conditions which prepare them for arrival in our stomachs. Many make the argument that consuming meat is natural and necessary for survival, but it’s not. Not only should we allow nonhuman animals to live a life free of suffering, we should also be aware of the effects eating meat has on our environment. The entire production process—animal to meat to consumption—has a direct correlation to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to global warming. Animal rights should have a seat at your dinner table so consumers become aware of the harsh impact their meat consumption has on the environment.
How often do you eat? How often do you feed your pets or livestock? How many times have you actually thought about WHERE your food comes from, or if it's safe to eat? These questions should also be on the minds of the members of our government!
Yesterday I was checking the news feed in my Facebook and suddenly stopped at the tragedy picture, the image which poor pigs were heading to a slaughterhouse. Many comments claimed that it would be great if we can consume meat without slaughtering those animals. Now, this imagination is on the way. In 1932, Sir Winston Churchill, the orator and the former prime minister of the United Kingdom, once envisioned that in 50 years from now on we would be growing edible animal parts with a suitable method to “escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken”. During that time, populace thought that his vision is such an airy-fairy perspective until now. Notwithstanding Churchill’s prediction is 30 years late, but on 6th August 2013, it was upon us. On that day, the first fresh cooked lab-grown beef burger was served by Professor Mark Post of Maastricht University. The procedure is that he uses a stem cell from a muscle tissue of the cow and plants it in a petri dish, coupled with trots a growth serum regularly. Till recently, the artificial meat project has grown step by step, but still couldn’t hit it big because apart from a side that supports this idea, the majorities assume that it is not the right solution. According to EU survey of the public, 54% of participants said no to the lab-grown meat while 6% said they would approve. In the meantime, this innovation ranked 21st out of 22 schemes in order of popularity for ‘the future applications of science'. Furthermore, some