Abuse towards animals is recognized by many in the commercials shown on television, including the Sarah McLaughlin song and the pictures of animals starved and
Opponents know that although the AWA covers animals and allows them too be used for testing, not all animal are included in the approval. Animals such as birds and fish are not covered because of the difference in internal organs. Due to the disobedience in companies, millions of animals are used for testing although they are not covered. Testing on animals is limited but isn’t even respected. They go away from the rules and make their
Although animal testing in the United States is regulated by the AWA, this act does not supervise experiments on animals; thus, many animals are abused. While acting as
If the argument is that animals are being used for testing medicines because they are similar to human beings, shouldn’t the logic follow that because they are so similar to human beings and in need, we should care for them as well. Although, this is generally not the case. Researchers justify their experiments using the Animal Welfare Act or AWA saying that because of this act there are laws in place to stop the mistreatment of animals. Unfortunately, for some animals used in experimentation such as rats, mice, fish, and birds which make up roughly ninety-five percent of all animals used, they are not protected under this act. According to the Animal Welfare Act in 2016 they covered 820,812 animals (APHIS), which means there were about twenty-five million animals that were not covered by the AWA. Because of this lack of coverage, these animals are more likely to be abused and mistreated since they lack basic protection. Due to the new guidelines in the UK researchers like Thomas Genarelli won’t be able to continue their abuse.
Most of the animals use in research are not protected by the Animal Welfare Act. Those animals like birds and mice are not protected because for the federal law, these animals are not in the animal category. The worst part of this is that those animals that are not protected are the ones most often used for testing. This animals are tortured in many ways and law does not do anything to protect them. In fact, even the animals that are protected by the AWA are harmed. They are exposed to a lot of harmful procedures. It have been cases were the same animals harm their selves due to all the stress they have to pass by. Imagine how much stress one need to be to be able to cause pain to itself.
Peta investigation found a farmer killing injured turkeys by beating them with a metal rod, leaving them alive and tossing them aside to slowly die. The industry deemed this act as legal and ignored the farmers beating the turkeys. Many turkeys were taken to the slaughter sick and half dead for being loaded on the transportation truck and given no water or food and traveling through unforeseen weather conditions. The final words of Alec Baldwin from the PETA investigation is when you sit down at your table, become a vegetarian for the sake of all the animals in the world. The problem with the animals continue to be abuse are people turning their heads to the abuse. The profits from the animals are more important than their treatment.
Imagine this; You are wearing blinders next to your eyes, like the horses that pull the Amish buggy. You can’t see left, you can’t see right, you can only see straight forward to your set destination. This is how I imagine PETA and its followers when they wrote their most recent article about the FFA and their views about it. They only saw one view of the FFA and that was the only way they promoted it. You would think they would be thanking the FFA for all they do against animal abuse and their work of promoting animals as more than just “food” or a “project”
The fact that viewers were exposed to such cruel scenes of animal abuse and knowing that this is what we’re eating, became very displeasing; it causes the viewer to bring about a concerned sorrow for
Movies, TV shows, circuses, and illegal gatherings in an old car garage are all places that animal abuse has taken place for the entertainment of humans. Since the 1900’s movie producers have been using animals in their productions (Dugas). Inhumane and unnecessary, are just two words that describe animal abuse, the use of animals for human entertainment is cruel and injustice.
Animals endure so much pain and suffering when being tested on. In some cases, animal testing can be deadly or lead to serious side effects that will forever stick with the animal that was tested on. Animals hardly ever, to never benefit from testing. In research and testing, animals are subjected to experiments that can include everything from testing new drugs to infecting with diseases, poisoning for toxicity testing, burning skin, causing brain damage, implanting electrodes into the brain, maiming, blinding, and other painful and invasive procedures (NEAVS). It can include protocols that cause severe suffering. Also, can’t forget about the restricted living conditions where animals are forced to live in an unhealthy habitat out of their own element during the testing period. Animals in labs suffer not only pain from protocols, but also severe stress from day-to-day laboratory life. They spend their lives in barren cages, unable to make choices or express natural behaviors. Most never experience fresh air or sunshine, only bars and concrete. Although most think that the Animal Welfare Act protects animals from abuse, it is a common misconception that the AWA protects animals against abuse and harm in the laboratory or in other areas of commerce. This is not true. According to the National Anti-Vivisection Society the AWA regulates the use of animals in research and outlines standards for their care, it does not protect
The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is the only federal law that gives protection to warm -blooded animals in research laboratories. Under this law, it is the researchers’ job to make sure that they provide these animals pain relievers, provide them with the best veterinary care, housing, and food. This law only protects ten percent of the lab animals. The rest of the ninety percent of animals in labs aren’t protected: rats, mice and birds. This means legally the researchers do not have to provide these unprotected lab animals with decent care at all. Researchers can choose to treat these unprotected animals however they want and with as many rats, mice and birds as they please. Knowing how unfair the Welfare Act is towards the many lab animals it should be protecting, the voters should inform and show concern to their legislators in order to stop the mistreatment of these animals. The Animal Welfare Act should protect all animals being tested in research laboratories.
Every year, more than 100 million animals are poisoned, crippled, burned, or abused in United States labs alone. The Animal Welfare Act, or AWA, was passed in 1966 and is the only federal law in the U.S. today that regulates animal treatment in research. That being said, the AWA is not heavily enforced. Additional, the regulations it includes are extremely minimal and do not protect any type of reptiles, amphibians, rats, mice, or birds, meaning that more than ninety percent of the animals being tested on are still submitted to painful and torturous tests. These tests often result in a lifetime of pain and damage because after the tests, the animals are placed back in their cages without any medical treatment and are often used in further
Animal Cruelty is a problem that many ignore. People are oblivious to these animals and the negligence their owners show. Animal cruelty is an underlying problem in today’s society, and the only way to counteract these problems, is for this generation to do something about it.
Introduction: I remembered how throughout my life I respected and admired people that tried to help animals in need. I remembered how I felt when I saw first-hand the result of abuse. I remembered how I wanted to help those poor animals that were being treated so cruelly. And for all that I remembered, I decided that the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) was the interest group I felt strongly for and chose to research.