4. The French developed guillotines during the French Revolution as a more humane way of killing, though it was later discovered that the one being executed was still conscious after the head was separated from the body.
Throughout history, animal experimentation has played an important role in leading to new discoveries and human benefits. However, what many people tend to forget are the millions of animals that are tortured or killed during the process of these painful, deadly experiments. Many people seem to misunderstand animal nature and the laboratory procedures and techniques that are executed on the animals. The procedures are cruel, unreliable, and harmful. Luckily there are more humane alternatives that have also proved to be less expensive.
5. Impact Devices (Batons) Explanation: The use of impact devices includes batons, police dogs, mace, bean bag rounds, and riot shields. The areas of target are the legs, arms, or any “impact” muscles. Again, this use of force is to make apprehension safe.
Through the infliction of burns, wounds, and side effects, researchers examine the animal to study the healing process, and the infliction of pain to determine its effects and remedies.
Animal Abuse Murder and abuse cases never fail to startle society. Moral codes are flouted with unmatched rigorousness by these indubitable egregious crimes. Sufferers in these cases are often people. Nonetheless, these callous obscenities should not be seen as less important when animals are the victims. Animals undergo horrendous abuse due to barbaric individuals, greed, and unnecessary lab testing.
A. Officer Woodward use of Taser in Probe Mode The Court in Bryan v. MacPherson stated that when the officer used the Taser with the probes, aluminum darts tipped with stainless tell barbs connected to the Taser insulated wires, toward the target at a rate of over 160 feet per second. MacPherson, 630 F.3d at 824. The Court noted that once a person is struck, the Taser delivers a 1200-volt into the individual’s muscles, making the impact powerful. Id. at 824. The electrical impulse instantly overrides the victim’s central nervous system paralyzing the muscles throughout the body, rendering the target limp and helpless making the person experience excruciating pain that radiates throughout the body. Id.; see Draper v. Reynolds, 369 F.3d 1270, 1273 (11th Cir. 2004); see also Lewis v. Downey, 581 F.3d 467, 475 (7th Cir. 2009). Although the uses of Tasers by law enforcement can help defuse a dangerous situation, the force must be justified by the governmental interest
Millions of animals After, another belt takes them to where a worker cuts their throat and allows them to bleed out. Some animals are hung up side down by their back legs and move through the processing line where their necks will be cut one by one (Dugan). Sometimes one of these methods will not work and the animal will be disassembled while still conscious.
Horse slaughter is not humane euthanasia, while, euthanasia is defined as a gentle, painless death provided in order to prevent suffering, slaughter is a brutal and terrifying end for horses (“Horse Slaughter is not Euthanasia”). It is very shocking to hear all the awful things that horses go through in the slaughter process. When the horses are herded through the plant to slaughter, many workers use fiberglass rods to poke and beat their faces, necks, backs and legs as the animals are shoved through the facility into the kill pen (Horse Slaughter “). The USDA recently released photos of horses with broken bones protruding from their bodies, eyeballs hanging by a thread of skin, and open wounds, all taken at former U.S horse slaughter plants. This does not sound like animals that people love and have used as companion pets for many generations ( “The Horse Fund”). Former inspector has stated that horses are only stunned for 30 seconds, long enough to be hung up by a hind leg (“Jeras”) .The horse is still fully conscious at the start of the slaughter process, during which he or she is hung by a hind leg, his or her throat slit and body butchered. Death is the final step, is excruciating (“Horse Slaughter”).How does it sound okay to butcher an animal before it is even killed? Horse slaughter is a threat to human health because horses are given hundreds of drugs during their lives that have not been approved by the FDA for use in animals intended for human consumption (“ASPCA”). Horses are given medications , prescribed by vets that allows them to enter the human food chain, but yet people still consume it (“The Horse Fund”) . The slaughter process is also inherently cruel, as horses are difficult to stun properly and may be repeatedly injured or stabbed during the procedure(“How to Help a Horse”). Each year more than 100,000 American horses - working, racing and companion horses and even children’s ponies - are
Looking back at the first laws regarding protecting farm animals, I went to the Animal Welfare Institute Organizational website and found the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. To explain this, in 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the first federal Humane Methods of Slaughter Act that, “requires all packers selling to the US government to provide anesthetization or instant stunning by mechanical or electrical means prior to the killing of the cattle, calves, horses, mules, sheep, swine and other livestock, except in the case of kosher slaughtering” (AWI,2017). This law applies to livestock killed at federally inspected slaughter plants and at state-inspected plants but it does not protect chickens, turkeys, ducks, rabbits or animals killed on a private farm. It is a step in
After being fed daily with antibiotics, the chicken are big enough to go off to the slaughter house. The only federal law in the United States, which first enacted in 1958 is the Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act (HMLSA). That law was to protects farm animals and requires that the animals be rendered insensible to pain before they are slaughtered to ensure a quick, painless death” (Miller, 2010). Even though the chicken are shackled upside down and pass through an electrified water bath that is intended to immobilized them before their throat are slit, the process is so fast and ineffective that the chicken are still conscious when they are having their throat slit, their misery only end when they hit the
Death penalty is also known as capital punishment or execution. Societies from all over the world have used this sentence at one point in history, in order to avenge criminals. Most common reasons for being sentenced to death were war crimes, war treason, murder and espionage. Back then, the capital punishment was almost always accompanied by torture, and executions were public. The most used execution method was by hanging. If an inmate chooses the electric chair it takes anywhere between 2 min and 15 minutes. The criminal receives a jolt between 500 and 2000 volts for every 30 seconds, attending doctor waits for body to cool after each bolt and check if the heart is still breathing. While in some societies, violent death penalties are still being employed – like shooting, hanging, electric chair and gas chamber – in most countries, these have been replaced with a painless method – the lethal injection. When the person is put to death for the death penalty they use a lethal injection execution, in most cases. Sodium thipal makes the person go deeply unconscious but unable to feel himself being paralyzed from the “pancuronium bromide”. On death row an inmate waited an average of 15 years between sentencing and execution but a quarter of inmates die on death row from natural cases. The time has come to make punishment fit the crime, too oppose lethal injection, but not because these untried new drugs might obituary cause pain, but cause confusion, lethal injection conflates
Kinetic energy and electric weapons are less-lethal weapons that are used by law enforcement officers today. Kinetic energy is used by specially developed firearm rounds that are designed to incapacitate a suspect non-lethally. The specially developed firearm rounds include rubber, wax, plastic, and beanbag tipped projectiles. For example, if law enforcement officers encounter a heavy set suspect with a knife that is unwilling to comply, they can fire at the suspect with a beanbag shotgun to knock the wind of the suspect in an effort to detain him/her. Electric weapons include stun guns and stun batons which use electricity to immobilize their targets (Grant, 2008). For instance, if a suspect that poses a threat is not following orders given to them by law enforcement officers then the stung gun can be used which ultimately stiffens their muscles rendering them unable to move. Therefore, kinetic energy and electric weapons are less-lethal weapons that are used by law enforcement officers today.
The video showed “…downed cows shot in the head several times and still struggling and kicking as workers walked away. Workers appeared to be suffocating some downed cows by standing on their mouths and nostrils.” (Nidever) Cows are required to be stunned with a pneumatic gun before slaughter so they are rendered unconscious. However, there were many cows thrashing around while going to slaughter.
The next question in the abuse of animals that Singer and Mason were concerned about was the castrating of the animals without any anesthetic. Wayne explains that they are cut immediately after birth, (10 days), "Consumers drives that". He goes into details to explain the taste that is one very likeable. But still in my opinion this not reason enough for the animals to be put in such pain without anything to help numb the process in the process. However I do understand that the reason they are castrated is for the health of Americans when eating the meat, but the animals endure much pain for this process. However the question from Singer and Mason is still would there be any other way of this process, Wayne explains how up to the age of 22, how his visits to the dentist was without any pain medicine.
3. Techniques and weapons: a. Physical -Striking with hands or feet, baton, pain compliance holds, water cannon, pressure point, beanbag round, plastic bullet, rubber bullet, sticky foam