How would you feel if you were used to test drugs, held captive in poor living conditions, and abused on a daily basis? That is the life of an innocent, helpless animal that can do nothing about it. Animals deserve the right to live a happy and healthy life, just like humans do. Their rights are taken away in a number of ways including being physically hurt, living in unfit conditions, and being part of medical experiments. Animals are living, breathing creatures who are constantly treated as a piece of property.
The use of animals in experiments and research has created great advancements in science and medical research. But the use of animals is looked down on especially in the UK. “Opponents to any kind of animal research—including both animal-rights extremists and anti-vivisectionist groups—believe that animal experimentation is cruel and unnecessary, regardless of its purpose or benefit. There is no middle ground for these groups; they want the immediate and total abolition of all animal research. If they succeed, it would have enormous and severe consequences for scientific research.”(Festing, Simon, and Robin Wilkinson). Many researcher think that it would almost be dangerous to stop using animals in their research”The benefits of animal research have been enormous and it would have severe consequences for public health and medical research if it were abandoned”(Festing, Simon, and Robin Wilkinson)
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
Animal testing has been one of the issues that people are fighting overtime because of its moral. Even though some results of tests are successful on people, many people are still fighting for the animal’s rights. They believe that animals should have their own rights to live a free life where they belong, just like their species. In scientists point of view, animals have been one of the main subjects to test on, but a lot of them are currently looking forward to use and develop alternatives for the cruel act of animal testing.
Author Anthony Douglas Williams once said, “We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us,” (A-Z Quotes), but what most people fail to assimilate is that animals have given humans erudition on many subjects. Throughout history, animals have helped with advancements in science, contributing to new ideas to keep people safe and healthy. Moreover, they continue to help humankind every second of the day, and will continue to do so as science and technology evolve.
Imagine one minute running freely on the vast green terrain surrounding you, then the next locked up in a cold, hard, cage. It sounds horrible, right? Who would want to be locked up with minimal area to stretch your legs, and have people staring at you constantly? I for one, would hate that. I imagine that most animals locked up would share the same feelings. I personally, am against animals being caged. They do not deserve that kind of lifestyle and should not have to live with it just because humans pay money to see it. Animals are suffering greatly from being locked away. When an animal is bought, traded or given to a zoo, the animals rights are stripped away from them.
The Peta Ad is ineffective because it is trying to convince the reader to turn vegan but he's not giving a valid reason why since he is using child abuse as an example and he doesnt know the real meaning of it. For example in the Peta Ad it states, " Parents who allow children to eat meat are guilty of child abuse." This shows that they don't know the real meaning of child abuse because when you are being abused you are not happy but the children are happy eating meat. Child abuse is when they are harrassing the children and doing things against their own will but in this case they are eating what they like. Giving children meat is not child abuse because you are giving them what they are asking for, it would be child abuse if you do not feed
Animal Research is topic that is highly debated by several people, especially those in the medical and the vet world. Why is this such a debatable topic to individuals? Many people consider animal research to cruel and inhumane, and others believe that it is for the greater good to help find cures for humans. Ron Karpati, a former pediatrician and who is now a medical researcher, agrees that animal research is used for the greater good even though it inflicts pain on animals. Karpati wrote an article called, “ I am the Enemy,” and in this article he states several points that prove his belief on animal research.
PETA, an animal rights organization, has been known over the past several decades to post racy ads. In June of 2013, PETA launched an ad with the purpose of getting its audience to go vegan. The ad is a photo of a toddler with a lit cigar in his mouth with the quote next to it, “You Wouldn’t Let Your Child Smoke. Like smoking, eating meat increases the risk of heart disease and cancer”. The ad included “Go vegan!” in the bottom right corner with the organizations logo next to it. PETA is trying to send a message to its viewers to stop eating animals. The attention drawing ad evokes an emotional response, contains logical reasoning and is from a credible source.
In 1984, members from the Animal Liberation Front got footage of scientists working on head injuries. They were using un-anesthetized baboons for testing. These scientists were giving the injuries to the baboons themselves before trying to treat them. The Animal Liberation Front showed the government the tape and they stopped founding the experiments. Studies say around ten percent of the animals tested on each year do not receive pain killers. An animal welfare advocate, Jeremy Bentham says this "Can they reason? Nor can they talk? But, can they suffer?" They can suffer, they feel pain. Each year animals are shocked, poisoned, starved, and burned. They should ban animal testing for good.
Doesn’t it kill you to see a movie and see an animal get killed or just hurt in it? Good thing that’s all special effects. Back in the day, around 1966, movies didn’t always use special effects. Khartoum, a movie based on a holy war in the Sudan desert, directed by Basil Dearden and Eliot Elisofon, used horses a great deal, but did not use the special effects in order to not hurt the animals. Many horses died in the making of this movie, as well as others, even including a major hit, Ben-Hur. Today, there are many activist groups that fight for and about the unfair treatment and protection for animals in everyday life. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is one of these groups. PETA was founded in
Peta created an ad that would help the cause of overwieght children. In the ad it tells us that "Peta presents an image of child obesity that might want to make the viewer grab the burger from the child before she gets is in her mouth!",this here is letting us know that Peta is trying new ideas that would make people think about child obesity and how to prevent it from
Animal rights is a very complicated issue. It’s not fair that they get tortured in a very inhumane way. Believe it or not that animals feel pain just like humans because we’re just a different species of animals. “Human demand for meat has led to a quicker production for demand, which means the meat industry production line doesn’t stop for anything, especially sick, disabled and not effectively stunned animals.” (Animal Rights) There are many cases of animals being mistreated and countless videos of them being tortured, getting kicked also bleeding to death. “Animals that are not stunned correctly are still butchered even when they are still conscious.” (Animal Rights) When eating meat, you’re “kidneys work 3x times hard than the kidneys of a vegetarian. There are some cases of retailers rejecting the meat because of the condition when delivered.” (Animal Rights)
Argument for Animal Rights The argument for animal rights assumes that animals posses their own lives and deserve to be assigned rights in order to protect their wellbeing. This view insists that animals are not merely goods utilised only to benefit mankind
Non-human animals are given rights only because of their interactions with human beings. Without involvement with humans, animals do not deserve rights. It is through this interaction with humans that animals are even given moral consideration. We do not give rights to a rock simply because it is a creation of Mother Nature, similarly non-human animals do not have rights unless it is in regards to humans. As pointed out by Jan Narveson "morality is a sort of agreement among rational, independent, self-interested persons who have something to gain from entering into such an agreement" (192). In order to have the ability to obtain rights one must be consciously able to enter into an agreement, non-human animals are