Do Animals Have Rights?

900 Words Apr 13th, 2015 4 Pages
Do Animals Have Rights?

Animals have rights, or at least they should. Animals are not for us to eat, experiments on, wear or abuse in any which way. It is cruel to treat animals like they are not living souls. Animals are not tools that we can use however we want. They too have hearts and brains like us humans. Therefore, animals have all the rights to live their own lives without suffering and free from exploitation (Why).
Animal testing is performed for the making of human products. Even after hearing about the millions of cases involving animal abuse, most animal abusing cases don’t even get reported (Animal). Over a hundred million animals are burned, skinned, beat, poisoned or abused in testing labs around the US. Dogs are the most abused and experimented on animals. The pit bull species is on the rise. In 2001 pit bulls made up thirteen percent of the dog abuse cases. In 2007 pit bulls became twenty five percent of the endangered dog species. Animals that are tortured for fur come from fur farms where they are kept in cramped cages and are killed around six months old. People place the animals in freezing temperatures so they would generate a thicker coat that can be used for the making of fur products. Even if the animals die while the process, their coats can still be used afterwards. Therefore, they show no mercy on how cold the temperature is in which the animals are placed in. In china, the number one fur producer, animals are skinned alive for their fur coats.…
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