Human Animals Should Not Be Banned

1639 WordsNov 16, 20147 Pages
If you had the choice to live or die which would you choose? If you had the alternative to live in a cage or in a house which would you select? If you had the option to have experiments that caused you pain performed on you would you? The truth is that most of us would rather live, reside in a house and would not be a part of an experiment that caused us pain. However, most people accept the elements of the above conditions for non-human animals. Non-human animals should not be a part of destruction, pain, incarceration and underprivileged conditions that are caused by humans, yet they are. Letting non-human animals have rights has been an issue since before the 1800s and the issue still exist today. Now in today’s society, researchers have come up with alternative ideas rather than using animals for testing; many household and beauty products are becoming cruelty free as well. Animals have been being used as test subjects for centuries. In the 1600s, William Harvey used sheep to observe and study the blood circulartory system. In the following years, Stephen Hales demonstrated blood pressure measurements by using a horse and Antoine Lavoisier used a guinea pig to prove that respiration is a form of combustion (Early Animal Research). Perhaps one of the most well-known experiments was done in the late 1800s to early 1900s by Ivan Pavlov; he used dogs in his testing. His experiment is known as classical conditioning, he was looking at the dog’s salivation in response to
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