Do Animals Have Rights. Animals Are Used To Test The Products

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Do Animals Have Rights

Animals are used to test the products that we use in our everyday life. Is it ethical or right to test our products on animals? If animal testing were not used, how would the safety of the products we use be insured? If animals were not used in medical testing, how would researchers come up with new medicines and vaccines? Different people have different opinions about this issue. Arguments abound for both sides.

In order to have an organized argument, there must first be an agreed upon standard by which the opposing sides of the arguments are judged. For the argument about the use of animals for laboratory testing, that standard will be the Word of God.

“And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures …show more content…

The use of the Bible as a standard shows that the laboratory testing of animals is acceptable when used to save or prolong human life.

The organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) defines animal rights as meaning the following:

"...that animals deserve certain kinds of consideration - consideration of what is in their own best interests regardless of whether they are cute, useful to humans, or an endangered species and regardless of whether any human cares about them at all (just as a mentally-challenged human has rights even if he or she is not cute or useful or even if everyone dislikes him or her). It means recognizing that animals are not ours to use - for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation." PETA ONLINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

PETA separates animal rights from another term "animal welfare". Animal welfare is stated as follows by PETA, "Animal welfare theories accept that animals have interests but allow these interests to be traded away as long as there are some human benefits that are thought to justify that sacrifice." PETA ONLINE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

PETA believes that animals should have a certain set of rights. However, those rights are not immediately evident. PETA acknowledges that the interests of animals are different than those of humans. In other words, a dog would probably not be interested in having the right to vote, but a dog would definitely be interested in not having pain inflicted on him or her

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