Animals Have Feelings Too

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How many animals are used each year for animal testing? The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection believes there to be about 10 to 11 million experimented on in the United Kingdom, and the United States Department of Agriculture has tested upon 1,137,718 animals, not including mice or rats, in 2002 (Bidnall n. pag.). These statistics are only from two countries throughout this entire planet, which entirely surpasses prudency. Animals are not lesser than humans because they do not have the same intelligence, or a higher pain tolerance. Animal experimentation is unethical and should be banned. It is true, of course, that animals are similar to humans and it seems easier and more ethical to test upon them in our society;…show more content…
pag.). And even though other animals are believed necessary for research, they should still have the same rights as humans. “We can and do use alternatives at each step in our process of drug and vaccine discovery and testing, to refine our choices before we go into animals and people. The reality of developing novel therapies and vaccines for human disease is that prudent use of animal resources is a necessary part of the process of medical research to improve human and animal health” (Corey n.pag.). The Animal Rights movement was to show the people the extreme similarities between slavery, ‘women’s suffrage, and animal ownership. Humans are major contributors of ethnocentrism, the belief that a culture is inferior to one’s own. They create this idea that other animals have a lower life status than that of a human. The status of a human should be equal or lower than other animals (Clemmit

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