Persuasive Essay On Animal Rights

Decent Essays

Gandhi once stated, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” The argument is not based on whether animals have rights or not but rather if they have certain rights or complete human rights. The American society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals aim to promote kindness and prevent torture among animals (James, 17). Animals deserve rights that allow them to live for their purpose. The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966 to guide research, experiments, and the treatment of animals (Animal Welfare Act Regulation Research). Activist believe animals deserve full human rights, although they do deserve rights, animals should be given certain benefits such as, healthy lifestyle, safe environments, and a cruelty free life. All animals should be guaranteed the privilege of a healthy lifestyle. Any type a living thing should be given appropriate food to sustain a nutritious diet. Animals need the correct food type so they are able to grow and benefit the human race. In the 1950s the Food and Drug Administration passed several hormones used for cattle growth such as, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and their synthetic versions (Steroid Hormone Implants Used for Growth in Food-Producing Animals). Animals are fed these hormones to help their growth, they are given these hormones to speed the production process for the consumer. Animals should not be given hormones to help growth status they need

Get Access