The Meaning of "Evil Behind Animals Rights" Essay

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Wyman 1 Misty Dawn Wyman English 1213-W03 Professor Melanie Tucker January 31st, 2012 The Meaning of The Evil Behind Animal Rights The text called, 'The Evil of Animal “Rights”', written by Alex Epstein and Yaron Brook, explains why animal testing is important and what animal activist groups have done to keep the testing from occurring. They explain the necessity of animal testing for man kind. The cures of different diseases and cancers, could all be created with the testing on animals-mostly rats and mice. The companies and labs doing these tests, like Huntingdon, which is mentioned in the text, are being harassed and interrupted in their process by animal activist groups, fighting for animal “rights”. According to the authors of…show more content…
They mention a story that was published in the Wall Street Journal about a series of violent events aimed toward Huntingdon and Huntingdon employees. Car bombings and beatings of employees occurred by these animal rights activists. When leaders of these animal rights groups were confronted with these acts of violence, they did not claim to have any connection with these crimes. According to this text, the authors mention that PETA's basic principle of animal rights is: “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment” (James 605).The authors follow that quote with the statement, “In order to do this, the animals must all be set free to roam the grounds as they please.” (James 605). If left up to PETA, there would be no more circus and no meat to eat. If it were not for the use of animals, man kind would not be where they are today. They wouldn't have survived over the many years that have passed. They used animals' skin for warmth, animals' meat for nutrition, and horses and cows for transportation. The truth about PETA, is that they do not want all animals to roam free. They want the population of dogs and cats to be reduced through spaying and neutering. They would like people to adopt animals from pounds or animal shelters, rather than buying from pet shops or breeders. They do claim to be the number one animal activist groups out there. Are they who they claim to be? What they don't advertise, is that
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