In Vitro Meat

1102 Words Nov 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Will you be their voice?
Lloyd biggle Jr. once stated “Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own, because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.” Think about what that quote means. Is any persons’ life more important than that of an animal? Would you be willing to speak up for them? Are you up for the challenge? You might not be, but we shall see if I can change your mind after reading this.
Humans have long used animals for a variety of purposes. For hundreds of thousands of years, people have hunted for food and clothing. Between 10,000 and 18,000 years ago, humans began to domesticate animals such as dogs,
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those are the animals that need a voice. Those are the animals that gave their all to their owners and got nothing but meanness back. These are the animals that should be stood up for, loved, and taken care of in the most humane way possible. The concept that animals have rights is relatively new. The first animal-protection law in western civilization was adopted in 1641 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. This law made it illegal to exercise any Tyranny or Cruelties towards any brute Creature which are usually kept for man's use. However, the rest of the western world continued as before. Indeed, during most of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, many experiments were conducted using living animals. This was largely because of the new idea that scientific conclusions had to be based on observable facts and because the dissection of human bodies and the use of living people in medical experiments were illegal. In 1789, the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham became the first to say that animals have rights. According to Bentham, animals suffer pain just as humans and thus deserve the same freedom from pain.

The animal welfare act was signed into law in 1996. It is the only federal law in the united states that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. By definition animal rights are rights believed to belong to animals to live free from use in medical research,
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