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Robotic Pets and Animals - In this paper I will argue robotic pets will be able to, and should be anthropomorphized like animals and will be able to take the place of pets in the lives of those unable to have pets. Anthropomorphism is the interpretation of something that is not human, as having human characteristics. This can also be called personification. Anthropomorphism was originally used to make the gods of religions more human like, but has since spread to anything non-human, such as animals, weather, or landforms....   [tags: Anthropomorphized Animals, Robot Animals]
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Animals In Our Society - “Much as we might want to understand animals at a level deeper than pop culture, we can only understand them in terms of our own experiences, language and emotions, and interpreted within our social, historical and cultural contexts. The only way we have of understanding animals is to recognize that ‘when we gaze at animals we hold up a mirror to ourselves’ (Corbett, 176). Animal messages are brought to us by the pop culture industry, whose job it is to create, disseminate, and sell meaning. In most cases, they aren’t selling you a moose, but what a moose means to you for example – the characteristics and qualities that you and most people associate with the species....   [tags: Marketing Animals]
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The Mistreatment of Circus Animals - ... Circuses travel on average eleven months a year. The animals are chained in the boxcars or are transferred to holding pens until moments before they enter the performance ring. Before entering the ring, the animals are violently beaten to remind them of their training sessions and the fear and intimidation that have been ingrained into their souls (Last Chance for Animals, 1). Ringling Brothers Circus has a “retirement” farm for their circus elephants. They claim that it is safe and they are cared for; however, the farm is not open to the public eye....   [tags: animal abuse, protection of animals] 1571 words
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Animals In Captivity - Animals In Captivity Wild animals are known as “wild” animals for a purpose. If wild animals were intended to be kept shut up in a jail, also known as a zoo, then what exactly is the point of contacting them wild animals anymore. Zoo authorities use many justifications to back up their place that having wild animals in captivity is necessary, but those justifications are neither moral nor necessary enough reasons to deny animals of their organic right to independence. Even under the best of conditions at the best of zoos, captivity cannot even begin to evaluate up to wild animals’ organic settings....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]
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The Difference Between Animals and Humans - Animal rights are an important topic to discuss and review. The trouble is the vast diversity of how people see humans and animals and how they are different and yet the same. Animals are in every aspect of our lives in how they are utilized to make our lives easier, to sustain us, or as a pet. Unfortunately, the line of animals and humans blurs as the widely known belief that we are a derivation of an animal and we should treat them as we would ourselves. This viewpoint, however, can be taken to an extreme as we see pets that can be pampered quite a bit....   [tags: Autonomy, humans, animals]
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity - Animals should not be kept in captivity for any reason unless they have been harmed and need to receive treatment but they should be released as soon as they are healthy and capable of taking care of themselves again. The use of a captive animal for research, education, or entertainment is just wrong no creature deserves to have their life taken away for our benefit. Would you want to be captured and put in a tiny box or a fake little ecosystem, or abused and tortured because apparently that’s the only possible way to train an animal....   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
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Comparing the Digestive Systems of Animals - ... Cecotropes, small round moist pellets, are produced by the rabbit’s caecum. The rabbit eats these as soon as they emerge. This is also an evident action in a multitude of other mammals—feces are eaten to receive another nutrient-rich food. A rabbit has a huge appendix, which is not evident in a cat. This is used for digestion. Cat (Felis catus): Cats are carnivorous, unlike rabbits. They require a much larger intake of protein and fat, which is found in meats that the cat consumes. As with the rabbit, the cat’s digestion begins at the mouth....   [tags: carnivorous and herbivrous animals] 1019 words
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Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals? - Starting thousands of years ago, zoos attracted large crowds around the world (Fravel). Because of that, everyone today has seen, been to, or heard of a zoo at least once in their lifetime. However, people are missing valuable information that they need to know about zoos today. Do the zoos really do what most people think. There are 2,400 animal enclosures licensed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, however only 212 are under strict requirements from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA); keep in mind that those numbers only involve the zoos in the United States (Fravel)....   [tags: animal conservation, animal behavior, animals]
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Therapeutic Use of Animals Description - Animals may be incorporated into the treatment process to facilitate the attainment of calculated goals and objectives. These goals and objectives may be physical (fine or gross motor skills), social (casual interaction), intellectual (recreation education), or emotional (anxiety reduction) in nature. Animals involved in these interventions have undergone rigorous training and assessment processes and are accompanied by trained handlers with dedicated knowledge of the profession (Powell, 2012). Potential Target Groups Research demonstrates that the therapeutic use of animals may be beneficial to a wide range of individuals....   [tags: therapeutic animals, recreation therapist]
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No-Kill Shelters Rehabilitation for Animals - ... This dog didn’t have the opportunity to be fix into a good animal and be ready to be adopted. They are different ways to prevent an animal becoming dangerous but also to rehabilitate treatable animals.The No-Kill Rescue Shelters have programs to help out the animals such as foster homes. Most No-Kill Shelters have different programs to help out animals, because every shelter is run differently. When I go to Bunny Bunch, they have foster homes and a program called “ Angel Fund”. By donating to Angel Fund, the shelter will provide the bunnies that are sick, injured or that are in bad conditions, to get better, by taking them to the vet for medications....   [tags: rescuing animals, dangerous] 884 words
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Usage of Animals in Biomedical Experiments - ... Never the less ,it is worth mentioning that exposing animals to certain diseases such as heart diseases or even cancer has helped scientists find means of treatments for these diseases in humans which resulted in improving the quality of human life and increases life expectancy. Statin is an example of on medical products that, thanks to animal testing, has saved the lives of millions of people. Not to mention many other benefits that neurologists could get to have better understanding of many diseases though unidentified in reliable statistics (4)....   [tags: animal abuse, inhumane treatment of animals] 1184 words
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Save the Animals: Say No to Animal Experimentation! - Most of the medications that we in market today have been tested and proven effective for animals before prescribing them to human beings. However, would it feel good to know that every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are captured from the wild and die just because of these said experiments. For many years now, scientists have been using animals for their laboratory experiments to produce new medicines. Although scientists have been using this process for many decades in the field of medicine, it is still a controversial issue for those who are pro animal experimentation and against animal experimentation....   [tags: Animal Experimentation, Animals,]
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Animals in Biomedical Research - “How can otherwise decent citizens do these things. How can they become so insensitive to what they are doing. Don Barnes, who spent sixteen years as a biomedical scientist experimenting on animals, and now heads the Washington, DC office of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, calls the state in which he used to do his work 'conditioned ethical blindness'” (Singer and Gruen 78-80). As a former vivisector, Barnes worked with monkeys and would cut them open while they were still alive. With a primary interest of biological science, vivisectors performed experiments on living animals to advance the understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology....   [tags: Ethical issues, experiments on animals]
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Innate Behaviors in Animals - Ever wonder how animals know so much. It’s simple. It’s all according to how they act and what they know. When an animal is born it has instincts. These instincts help the creature survive and cause them to behave certain ways. This is called Innate behaviors. Although, some things animals have been taught. Unlike Innate behaviors whereas it comes from the genes, other behaviors have to be learned. They are called Learned behaviors. Together, Innate and Learned behaviors can prove that animals are smarter then most people think....   [tags: Innate behaviors, animals, ] 709 words
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Types of Animals on Earth - ... This is similar to birds and reptiles. On the other hand, all other living mammalian species, including humans, are in the subclass Theria. They have in common the fact that they give birth to live young. Therian mammals apparently did not evolve from the Prototheria. The relatively primitive prototherian reproductive system evidently evolved after their evolutionary line separated from the other early mammals. The next type of animals to be discussed is reptile. The modern reptiles representing only a small part of those present in ancient times....   [tags: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, life, animals]
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Effects on Animals in Zoos - Have you ever felt sorry for animals in a cage. Animals are held captive all over the world; approximately over 1,700 species of animals are in a zoo. The effect of an animal being in a zoo can vary; some animals end up dying, while others are left there in a cage with nothing to do. Zoos have been around since about 1250 B.C, most leaders would use animals as entertainment and for fighting. For example, bears and bulls were chained together and fight another. Over four hundred bears were killed in one single day....   [tags: Zoology, Wild Animals, Captivity, Animal Death]
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The Influence of Domesticated Animals on Human Welfare - Ever since animals have been domesticated, they have been very instrumental in providing humans with a plethora of benefits in multiple areas such as agriculture, medicine, and industry (Transgenic Animals). Today, animals and their products are used for almost everything from food to clothing to products we use on an everyday basis. Some argue that animals should not be used as much as they are being utilized; however the use of domesticated animals propelled humans from a nomadic species to a more civilized people....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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Wild Animals Should NOT Be Kept in Captivity - It is said that in order to protect the wildlife, we need to be educated about the wildlife that inhabits our planet. As humans, and the superior species on Earth, we put exotic animals, aquatic and terrestrial, in zoos or aquariums where people can go to see them to learn more about them in order to protect them. It just so happens that by putting these animals into captivity, we are causing more damage to them, just as damage is occurring in the wild and more species are becoming extinct. Animals should not be held in captivity; it does not save them from going extinct, but helps kill them off....   [tags: Wild Animals in Captivity]
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Peter Singer's Views on the Killing of Animals - ... This means that every being can suffer, therefore there is no excuse for the suffering to not be taken into account. Even if the suffering is different, it does not change the fact that it is suffering. He adds that an object that cannot suffer or have any feeling whatsoever, is not included. This may mean that an object that is not living cannot be compared to an animal. In addition, Singer recognizes that it is better for scientists to experiment on animals than on humans. He says, “Normal adult human beings have mental capacities that will, in certain circumstances, lead them to suffer more than animals would in the same circumstances” (Singer, 59)....   [tags: equality between humans and animals] 1301 words
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Animals Should Be Kept in National Parks - Would you like to see animals behind bars or have a great communication with them face to face. People now set up national parks in order to protect edge species, which are facing extinction made by human development. In the other hands, people set up zoos for animal study but more for entertainment. Because of several reasons, animals should be kept in national parks instead of zoos for the sake of animal protection. There are some facts about them to help understanding and comparing their work and function....   [tags: animals, extinction, zoo]
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Contribution of Genetically Modified (GM) Animals to Neuroscience Research - Introduction Development of genetically modified (GM) animals was possible thanks to advancements in molecular genetics that took place in 1970’s and 80’s. Until then, the function of genes could only be studied through spontaneous mutations and observation of inherited characteristics. GM animals are now an invaluable tool for exploring physiological and pathological processes, and they allow for determination of gene function in living organisms (Brussa 1999; Dunn et al. 2005). GM animals are widely used across all fields of biomedical sciences....   [tags: GM Animals]
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Industrialized Cruelty to Animals, Influenced by Humans - With the vast history of human use or some refer to this as “humane” treatment to animal species could have emerged or advanced for many reasons, one being the increasing cultural acceptance we have now for animals. Yes, society might be more disconnected now than ever, before with the animals that share our environment, especially when it comes to industrialized treatment or the mass production bond none may share. Yet, without the attention to historical human-animal bonds, we will never understand our present relationships with animals....   [tags: renaissance, antiquity era, domestic animals]
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Elk: Magnificent Animals - ... He tricks the rabbit into thinking the rabbit had killed an elk in his trap. When the rabbit came to check his trap he saw the “dead” elk and ran to home to tell his grandmother of the news. When the rabbit came back the elk got up and left. This is a prime example of anthropomorphism because neither the rabbit nor the elk has the ability to speak, and a rabbit is unable of catching a elk in a trap as such he used. By having the elk trick the rabbit, the Sioux were basically teaching the virtue of not crying wolf....   [tags: prey animals, population] 598 words
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Animal Welfare: Banning Wild Animals from Circuses - In accordance with the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012, a travelling circus is defined as ‘a circus in which travels from place to place for the purpose of giving performances, displays or exhibitions’ and ‘a circus as part of which wild animals are kept or introduced (whether for the purpose of performance, display or otherwise). The circus is said to have originated in the 1700s, with a one-time Sergeant Major in the 15th Light Dragoons, Philip Astley performing on horseback, demonstrating equestrian expertise in London based shows, (Broonman & Legge, 1999; Stoddart, 2000)....   [tags: traveling circuses, wild animals]
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Genetically Modified Animals - This assignment is going to be focusing on genetically modified animals. Genetic modification of an animal is where you alter its genetic material by adding changing or removing DNA sequences. The aim of this is to make animals that are more disease resistant and enhances the growth. According to EFSA website it says, “GM technology has already been used for plants and microorganisms. They are used to create new food in the agriculture world. As far as GM microorganism they are created to produce enzymes....   [tags: genetic modification, ethics, science, animals]
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Endangered Animals - Many people say they care about endangered species, but what do they actually do to help. Some people, like the ones that work for WWF (World Wildlife Fund), decide to take action. “WWF is building a future where human needs are met in harmony with nature,” (worldwildlife.org). The organization helps both the environment and endangered species. Not only does WWF lets you adopt endangered animals symbolically, but it also does many things to help empower communities and promote conservation. Since climate change is becoming a larger problem each day, WWF helps underdeveloped communities cope with the problem, live more sustainably, and take action against it....   [tags: National Geographic, Animals]
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Better Treatment of Animals Will Help us to Remain Human - Every day in countries around the world, animals are fighting for their lives. They are enslaved, beaten, and kept in chains to make them perform for humans' "entertainment"; they are mutilated and confined to tiny cages so that we can kill them and eat them; they are burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in the name of "science"; they are electrocuted, strangled, and skinned alive so that people can parade around in their coats; and worse. (PETA) Every year, millions of animals are suffering slaughterhouse and painful procedures for the clothing of humans....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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The Problem of Stray Animals and Its Effects on Humans - 1. Introduction Human beings, ever since its creation has never been alone on the earth. As we all know we share this planet with lots of different species of living creatures, such as animals, and plants. But even though we name ourselves the superior species due to our ability to think, make decisions and choose how we want to live our lives, we start to grow. Our growth ranges among many different aspects, such as infrastructure and lifestyle. This led to us somehow neglecting the fact that we are not alone in this planet....   [tags: animals, human, stray] 1071 words
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Issues with Gentically Modified Animals, Food and Organisms - Animals that have been genetically modified have adopted the name “pharm” animals. It is a mix between the word pharmaceutical and farm, and shows what the animals are used for. Such as the goat that was mentioned earlier, there are several other animals that are considered “pharm” animals. Many reporters, critics, and researchers alike all use this term to describe their dislike for the way that these animals are being used. “It is a mechanistic use of animals that seems to perpetuate the notion of their being merely tools for human use rather than sentient creatures.” A reporter from the Humane Society of the United States says in its position paper on the use of GM animals (Pollack)....   [tags: pharm animals, biotechnology, gmo]
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Better Treatment Regulations Protecting Slaughter Animals - ... Slaughterhouses’ attempts at numbing the animals, though, often fall short, and each day hundreds of chickens are dunked alive into scalding de-feathering tanks and cows are still conscious while they are cut open. Arguably, the slaughter is not even the harshest treatment received by the animals; their entire lives, lived in captivity, are worse. Livestock raised for slaughter do not live the life that animals were put on the earth to live. They will never be able to raise their own families, graze the fields at their leisure, and many will never even see sunlight....   [tags: poultry, treatment, animals, harsher] 794 words
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Protect Animals, Not Death Row Inmates - Should we protect the rights of guilty humans or innocent animals. A commonly debated topic in America today is whether we should use death row inmates or animals as test subjects for products that could potentially cause harm to the subject. There are many good points why both are wrong, but if one life can benefit the entire population, then surely we can all agree that taking that life is worth the risk. Using death row inmates as test subjects could be a bigger help to the human race instead of using animals....   [tags: Guilty Humans, Innocent Animals, Debated Topic]
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Animals In Buddhism - When my family first arrived in the dirty city of Bangkok, one of the first things my little sister asked me was “Why are there so many dogs everywhere?” Being the dog lover that she is, she was extremely disappointed to learn that these dogs were not only nobody’s pets, but that she also couldn’t pet them unless she wanted to get some weird fungus or sickness on the first couple days of her vacation. As I explained to them that the reason for all the dogs was because Thailand is mainly Buddhist and it is not in their fashion to kill these dogs, they still had a hard time accepting this fact seeing how miserable many of them look....   [tags: Animals Buddhism Karma] 1918 words
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Performing Animals: The Ill Treatment of Performing Orca’s in Captivity - Immanuel Kant, an 18th century philosopher argues that human beings have an intrinsic worth that makes them valuable above all else, especially animals. In his argument, Kant postulated the soul as necessary for giving unity to the human person and found that it is not the human body that gives human beings their dignity, but their rationality and their status as rational beings and moral agents. Animals in Kant’s state of mind are a means to an end (the end being man) and overall have no importance....   [tags: rational animals, orcas, immanuel kant]
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My Response to Jeremy Rifkin's "A Change of Heart about Animals" - Jeremy Rifkin in the article " A Change of Heart about Animals" argues on the fact that as incredible as it sounds, many of our fellow creatures as like us in so many ways. For example, in a movie named Paulie a young girl that suffers autism gets attached to a parrot. The girl struggles to talk but she just can't. Time passes by and then the girl starts talking because the parrot helped her. An incident happened so the little girl's parents decide to let the parrot go. The parrot ends up in an animal testing lab but somehow he managed to escape....   [tags: Jeremy Rifkin, Change of Heart about Animals, anim] 541 words
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Animals in Georgia - Animals in Georgia Parasitism is a dangerous problem because it causes disease in animals. These diseases in animals can be contagious to human beings; therefore animals harm the ecosystem by spreading bacteria, and pathogens. According to Baucom, and de Roode (2011), tolerance or resistant mechanisms in animals could reduce the growth of parasites. Diseases and bacteria are not only the problems with animals, as human population increase, animals and humans comes in conflict with each other. However, the conditions and climate of Georgia can affect some foreign animals....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Animals in Entertainment - The world is constantly trying to invent and find new forms of entertainment. This being said, people often find pleasure in watching animals. When thinking about how animals are used in the entertainment industry, it seems that in most cases they are being mistreated. Owners of such animals that are neglected lack the care and knowledge to provide for them. This is a social issue because not only do we use animals for our own enjoyment, but we uproot them from their natural habitats and take them away from their families....   [tags: mistreatment, animal cruelty]
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Animals for Testing - ... The drug could end up proving to be extremely helpful to humans. One example of this is the drug Lipitor. It failed during animal testing but was later proved to be effective in humans. If we would test medications in humans first, we wouldn’t have to worry to see if they will work or not. We will know for sure. Testing on animals isn’t reliable. In a recent study, 88% of stillbirths and 61% of birth defects were found to be caused by drugs that were passed by animal testing. Right now, expecting mothers could be unknowingly harming their babies by taking medications passed by animals that aren’t safe....   [tags: cruelty, inhumane treatment, animal rights] 747 words
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Domesticated Animals and Wild Animals - From the reported bite reports, domesticated animals far outnumber wild animals in reported potential exposures to the rabies virus. About 95% of the bite reports resulted from companion animals, with dogs recorded as causing the most potential exposures. This is a clear observation that majority of the potential exposures resulted from human contact with cats and dogs. Unfortunately, the compliance with rabies vaccination requirements from pet owners is not on a satisfactory level to ensure that spill over does not occur and put people at risk of contracting rabies....   [tags: rabies virus, bite reports] 1227 words
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Should Animals be Used for Research? - We have all heard statements and read labels saying “against animal testing”, “animal cruelty-free product” and “no animals were harmed in the making of this movie…” Yet still to this day many companies continue to use animals for product and drug testing. Evidently, animal testing is a very controversial issue in the science and animal advocacy communities; as it serves as a safer and cost- efficient way to test new medicines and product lines. However, many will argue it is an unethical and inhumane way to treat animals, as science has made tremendous strides in evolution and can change their methods....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Abuse]
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Boycott Circuses That Use Animals - Boycott Circuses That Use Animals A world where entertainment doesn't stray far from cruelty to animals is a battle the human race continues to fight. As we build the foundation to our lives we fail to consider the impact of these actions towards the animals involved in circuses. The treatment towards animals in the circus is unethical. Animal cruelty in the circus is seen as a norm because many are unaware that these innocent animals are subjected to cruelty for the sake of entertainment. Animals in the circus are kept in captivity violating their right to be free, they're subjected to abuse by being imprisoned and forced to perform for amusement and profit; Circus animals are protected by...   [tags: Animal Cruelty, Animal Treatment]
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The Use of Animals in Research - In March 1980, there emerged a group called PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This group, founded by Alex Pacheco and Ingrid Newkirk, fights against the use of animals for research. PETA became a well known name between 1981 and 1990 when they went up against IBR, Institute for Behavioral Research. In the book Monkey Business, the story is told of the ten year battle between PETA and IBR. “Through it all, the Silver Spring Monkeys would remain the most important symbol for the growing animal rights movement” (Guillermo 12)....   [tags: Animal Rights] 815 words
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Cosmetics Testing on Animals, Is It Necessary? - ... Other times the animal dies because the testing freaks them out and they go crazy and no one can calm them so they have to put them down. Cosmetics tested on animals should be banned because they use exotic animals, it is dangerous, and costly. When scientists have exotic animals, they may or may not realize that they are taking from their natural habitat. When exotic animals are torn from their environment, it causes them to have many difficulties in life. So is cosmetic research really worth destroying an animal’s personality....   [tags: animal abuse, exploitation, medical research] 541 words
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The Controversy of Testing on Animals - The Controversy of Testing on Animals Facilities that use animals for teaching, experimentations, surgery or testing purposes are known as research facilities. Currently, there are twelve animal research facilities in the state of Alabama ("General Information on Animal Research"). There are many different reasons why animals are used for research. Animals are used to test the products used in cosmetics, for biomedical research, for military defense and food production. Many people including the general public, scientists and government officials do not necessarily agree to the terms and conditions to which these animals are used for testing The optimistic viewpoints for animal testing ar...   [tags: Animal Testing, Medicine, Cosmetics]
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Animals for Research and Experimentation - ... We now have alternatives such as bio-engineering and computer modelling that can provide us better, more accurate results than animal testing. It's also a much faster and cheaper method. Would you allow testing products, etc. on human babies or those mentally disabled because they have lower IQ than the average adult human. Obviously not because it's not ethical. Then how is it that it's okay to test on animals. Yes they may have lower IQ than us humans but that does not make it okay. They feel pain, fear just like us....   [tags: animal testing, animal abuse] 669 words
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It Is Acceptable to Use Animals for Resarch - There has been always a debate on the use of the animals in the biomedical research and experimentation. They are being used in this field for centuries now and have proved very beneficial and contributed in medical research far more than expected. With use of animals in research, the medical field has greatly advanced. But in these experiments a large number of animals are killed and animals have to suffer a lot of pain and distress. Considering these pros and corns the question arises, should animals be used in experimentation....   [tags: Animal Rights, Ethical Science]
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Experiments with Draize and LD50 on Animals - Animal experimentation has many ways that they test new drugs or new products on animals. For example, “LD50, forced - fed, forced to breed poison or toxic, and eat poisonous products to find out” what will happen to them (Park 13). Some animals will die quickly while others will take some time, in that period of time they will suffer since there insides are being discomposed. Animal testing is a place where animal bodies are being tortured in the most notorious ways. The Draize and LD50 are the most common use and cruel experiments (Siegel-Maier)....   [tags: animal cruelty and abuse] 861 words
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Moral and Ethical Obligations to Animals - Morality is a naturally occurring, global, psychological effect many believe is based on a human’s ability to empathise, it is thought the uncomfortable feeling of seeing another suffer pushes us to prevent the suffering. It can be viewed as the governing principal that allows us to know the difference between what is right and wrong, it drives us to act in a way which allows other beings we exist with to have a positive experience, preventing suffering. This is why irreprehensible acts such as mental abuse, physical and sexual assault and murder are considered just so irreprehensible....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Rights of Testing on Animals - Animal testing can harm many different species of animals for our selfish needs of being safe and no harm coming to humans. Many animals are at risk when scientists test on them for products animals do not have the necessary need for them. Health problems, testing, alternatives and student surveys, and rebuttal make testing very wrong in every point of view. An animal’s daily life in a testing room is very stressful and life risking every second. Even with the Animal Welfare Act protecting many animals “95% of animals used in experiments are not protected by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which excludes birds, rats and mice bred for research, and cold-blooded animals such as reptile...   [tags: science, animal abuse, ]
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The Use Of Animals In Research - People believe that animal experimentation can be cruel and disgusting, but it is a very helpful task that needs to be done to test the outcomes of various medications. The history of animal testing dates back to the Greeks in the 4th and 3rd centuries B.C., with Aristotle and Erasistratus, who were among the first to preform experiments on living animals. It is estimated that more than 14 million rats and mice and 1.4 million other kinds of mammals are used in research each year. These experiments can be painful, damaging, and deadly to the animals used....   [tags: Animal Testing Programs]
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Are Animals Being Hunted to Extinction? - Although many people think that animals are being hunted to extinction, without control of animal this could become overwhelming and cost a fortune. Many people kill animals for protection and clothing and these practices have been carried out for centuries. Many people think that hunting is inhumane and unessential, but animals are killed for a reason, whether it is over population in neighborhoods, protection of cattle, or money. Hunting animals helps control the population of certain species, such as deer, in areas where they may pose a threat to humans....   [tags: controling certain animal populations]
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Cruel and Inhumane Treatment of Animals - Animals aren’t actors, circus clowns or prisoners. So, how come it’s okay to force them to perform confusing tricks or travel across the country in cages and trailers. Why are they exploited for human amusement. Unfortunately, some of these animals even lose their lives from incessant physical punishment and abuse. Animal suffering can be seen in many forms of entertainment including rodeos, circuses, and zoos. There are around eight hundred professional rodeos and a number of smaller ones in the United States each year (Francione 25)....   [tags: animal rights and exploitation]
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Animals: Companions, Not Research Tools - Animals are used for companionship and entertainment. They are also used as tools for medical research. There is an ongoing debate about whether animals have rights and moral status. Wilson (2010) asks, “What place should non-human animals have in an acceptable moral system?” (para. 1) There is also debate in the medical community about the effectiveness of using animal models in place of humans. According to C. Ray Greek & Jean Swingle Greek (2000), “… animals are not isomorphic with humans.” Isomorphic is the scientific name for the “one-to-one correspondence between all elements in two or more living systems.” (page 89) There are other methods of research available....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Suffering of Animals that Are Factory Farmed - In the article "Most People Are Unaware of How Much Suffering Factory Farming Causes Animals," Iris Sinilong presents the dark realities of factory farming, which remain largely unrepresented by media outlets. In today's culture, eating meat is not only considered the norm, but it is portrayed as being necessary for our survival. Sinilong notes that before the 1940s, meat was generally eaten only on high days and holidays. It was not until shortly after that, when the benefits of injecting animals with antibiotics and vitamin supplements became known, that the consumption of meat “became more prevalent.” On a daily basis, advertisements endorse eating meat....   [tags: meat industry, animal abuse] 537 words
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The Unethical Treatment of Animals - “Man is the highest rated animal, at least among all the animals who returned the questionnaire (Brault, 2009).” For years humans have been using animals for experimentation, food, clothing, sport and entertainment, manual labor, and let us not forget man’s best friend. The unethical treatment of animals can best be resolved by deontology contrasted with ethical egoism. Being human indicates the feeling of pain, pleasure, fear, and love; if animals can display these emotions, are they not human....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Slaughter of Animals and the Law - Slaughter of animals is regulated by law and because of the growing concern for consideration of animal suffering, the process of stunning has become obligatory in the European Union since 1979 in order to avoid unnecessary suffering. However, most of the member states have made exceptions regarding religious slaughter in order to satisfy the Islamic and Jewish communities and their traditions. In the United-Kingdom, the stunning of animals before slaughter is required to avoid unnecessary pain and is regulated by both European and national law....   [tags: animal suffering, inhumane, cruel]
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Medical Testing on Prisoners, Not Animals - Medical testing is a common thing. Everybody knows the importance of it. The thing is not everybody knows how a lot of the experiments are conducted. For the people who do not know animals are abused and mistreated for the sake of medical research every day. Even though animal research has played a key role in the advancement of medicine it is still inhuman, because only 6% of animals are used for medical testing. (About My Planet) Prisoners should be used in the place of animals for the advancement of medical history....   [tags: Science Experiments, Animal Testing]
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Farm Animals Used for Slaughtering - Billy and Buck, a hog and a chicken, live on a farm and are destined to become dinner for several families. They have plenty of wide and open space to graze, healthful grain and grass to munch on, buckets of fresh water and everything that they could possibly need to be happy. America has portrayed this as what farming animals is like, however this could not be further from the truth. Billy and Buck live in a factory farm, a huge industrial operation with thousands of other animals who are injected and fed hormones and antibiotics....   [tags: Animal Rights, Animal Abuse, Slaughterhouses]
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Use of Animals for Research - ... People who are born with a mental illness or impairment do not ask to be born that way. Just like animals don’t ask to be born to be used in research and testing. People who have an illness or an impairment may not be able to express the pain or suffering they are feeling, just like animals aren’t allowed to express the pain and suffering they are going through. As English philosopher Jeremy Bentham wrote in the 1700s, "The question is not, Can they reason. Nor, Can they talk. But, Can they suffer?” How are scientists and/or researchers supposed to help benefit humans if there aren’t animals to test or preform procedures on, you may ask yourself....   [tags: animal rightes, cosmetic-medical research] 1392 words
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Do Animals Go To Heaven? - For millennia, the human race has attempted to figure out the meaning of life and what is waiting for us after, by way of religion, science, or conjecture. In the case of religion, the boiled down version of Christian belief is that when you die your soul goes to heaven. Therefore, for someone or something to go to heaven it must possess a soul. To say someone has a soul is to say that they have a deeply felt emotional nature, cause of individual life, or moral force. When we are little and a beloved pet dies, most parents will say something along the lines of, “(s)he is in a better place” or “(s)he is in animal heaven.” Being children, with powerful imaginations and the ability to question...   [tags: Animal, Death, Afterlife, Heaven]
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Using Animals Symbolically by Using Poetic Devices - Using Animals Symbolically by Using Poetic Devices I will be discussing the ways in which the poets use animals symbolically by using poetic devices. The three poems that I have chosen are “The Tyger” by William Blake, “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Lastly, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Alfred Lord Tennyson has used an image of an eagle to give the reader an image of a man standing on a cliff top waiting for his world to fall around him. He is in a desolate area; there is no society near him “ringed with the azure world....   [tags: Poetry Animals Poems Writing Literature Essays] 639 words
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Promoting Veganism to Protect Animals - Breeding sows are confined in gestation stalls, pigs have their tails cut off without anesthesia, calves are tethered by their necks in veal crates, and egg-laying hens are debeaked and kept in cages too small to spread their wings in; in a factory farm, animals are treated as commodities. This vivid imagery depicts the facts pertaining to animals. The search for solutions has focused on two paths; one reforming the system and instituting more humane standards, and the second promoting veganism so that fewer animals are bred, nurtured, and slaughtered....   [tags: animal practices, egg-laying] 1334 words
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Animals' Right to Life - For decades, animal rights activists have attempted to advocate the notion that animals, as with humans, have an implicit right to life. Such premise is reasonable and often easy to accept, especially where everyone that owns a pet knows the great sensation it is to get home after a stressful day at work and be received by your playing dog or cat. For many, it is easy to recognize that dogs and cats for example, are living and sustainable animals, and therefore, that all animals have the right to live....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Aesthetic Value of Animals - will argue in favour of Russow’s claim that the aesthetic value we have for a species is actually the aesthetic value we have for individuals of that species. Aesthetic value cannot apply to a species because the term species is just a word to categorize the individual members within it. Just like it would be wrong to apply aesthetic value to the word impressionist painting, instead you would apply the aesthetic value to individual works of art that fall into that category. Therefore when speaking of why we must morally protect a species, it is for the aesthetic value of the individual animals and not the whole species....   [tags: zoology, animal science] 680 words
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Animals Used in Research - ... Animals have “inherent value If the animal feels pain just like we do doesn’t that animal right to live a life free of pain, non-confinement and torture.” (Singer pg. 257) Animal rights calls for what is called “an equal consideration of interest.”(Singer pg. 257) What this is if an animal can feel pain, that pain matters as much as it does when people feel pain, their pain is no less real than ours. The late 19th century German philosopher Author Schopenhaur wrote that “animals were entitled to live their lives with a due measure of freedom.”(Reagan pg.301) In 1966 President Johnson singed the Animal Welfare Act....   [tags: animal abuse, animal rights] 1448 words
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Negative Impact of Animals - Parasitism is a dangerous problem that causes diseases in animals. Over time, the most successful parasites are the protozoa, the helminthes, and some of the arthropods (Olsen 1962). These parasites were successful because they move from one host to the next, and some of these parasites, such as the arthropods, feed on blood and tissues in animals and humans, and deprive nutrients from their host. Often this loss of nutrients will result in severe internal organ bleeding for the host. For example, “When parasites, such as hookworms in man or trichostrongyles in cattle and sheep, affect the entire population, the effect of the disease is masked and often not recognized…the injections of these...   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Cruel Experiments on Animals - ... It has come to a point where cosmetic companies are placing labels on their products that ensure “cruelty free” and “not tested on animals” to persuade the buyer to purchase their product. some manufactures actually hire an outside company to do the cosmetic animal testing for them and later on buy the results. (LoveToKNowMakeup). Why are animals being Tested on household and cosmetic products. well, according to the book “Animal Rights” by Currie-Mc.Ghee, L.K animals are used in scientific research because their biology is very similar to humans....   [tags: animal experimentation]
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Ethical Actions Towards Animals - Mahatma Gandhi once said that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way animals are treated.” One would believe that animal’s rights would be a vital concern to the United States government since thirty nine percent of the American population possesses pets. Instead, there is a debate of whether or not animals should have rights, such as the right of humane treatment, and the right to not be exploited for human purposes. Moreover, there is a greater debate of whether or not animal rights should be enforced earnestly by the government....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Should Animals Have Rights? - Should animals have rights. They can almost be compared to humans due to the fact that they have a heart, they can walk, and they can communicate with others. However, animals don’t necessarily kill humans for food like we kill them for food. So, in many minds, animals are not comparable to humans. But, should animals still have rights. Is it really morally acceptable to kill animals for food. Some people believe that killing animals is unacceptable. They believe that violates animal rights if such rights existed....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1090 words
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Upgrading Sanctuaries for Animals - Most of today’s animal shelters are not safe, they are not clean, and they are hurting the environment we are living in. If we care about our pets, we can at least give them an environment where they feel like they are loved, feel safe, and will be cared for every day. Many animals die every day because of harsh living conditions and poor medical attention in shelters. These places are nothing but death traps for these helpless, uncared for, animals. Don’t you wish you could just sometimes provide them some comfort all on your own....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animals Have Rights Too - Most human beings are inherently speciesist; meaning that they believe one species is superior to another. (Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009. 6. Print.) It can be argued that this is just an expansion of the hardship of human equality, and just as we were once desensitized to others race or gender, we are now doing the same to animals. In addition, we don’t give much thought to what goes on beyond our own little bubble. We don’t care how our food got there; we just want it....   [tags: Animal Rights] 493 words
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Using Animals for Research - In search for happiness and wellbeing, humanity has made advances in technology development, security, communication, and medicine. Most importantly humanity are looking to further medical research by understanding the source of diseases to efficiently implement prevention and treat inherited and acquired diseases. Generally, current diseases have been understood by researchers and medical professional. However effective treatment for certain pathology affecting people are not readily available because of the lack of well founded research and safety concern....   [tags: Medical Gentics, Animal Testing]
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Do Animals Have Minds? - Humans have for centuries pondered on the mind, its existence, its beginning, it’s limit, it’s substance, and fought many different arguments against them all. But how do we know if any animals have a mind. Is intelligence unique to humans. Professor Donald Griffin has pointed out that “consciousness is not a tidy all-or-nothing entity, it varies with age, culture, experience and gender. And if animals have conscious experiences, these presumably vary widely as well.” If humans have minds, it must be possible that animals also have minds....   [tags: zoology, animal psychology] 765 words
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Joy of Killing Animals - It is a beautiful, crisp spring morning, and there is not a cloud in the sky. Tommy, an avid hunter, decides to take advantage of the weather and go hunting. Quietly, he finds a spot in the woods and settles. He takes in the scenery. Hunting has become one of his favorite activities on the weekends; he doesn’t eat any of the animals he kills, but he enjoys the thrilling feeling that runs down his spine as he takes down a big buck. Suddenly, Tommy hears a rustling in the leaves. A sudden noise has alerted his senses, and he spots a squirrel scurrying up a tree....   [tags: Illegal Hunting, Animal Abuse]
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Do Animals Have Thought? - Staring my dog in the eyes after she had grabbed a muffin on my kitchen floor, I see her head cautiously tip to the ground, and her jaw release the little treat. I smile and lower my scolding finger, only for her to mischievously grab the muffin off the ground once more, and bolt into the backyard to finish it off before I have a chance to stop her. That was a clever move of deception on her part, and it is everyday interactions like this one that lead me to the bigger question I want to address....   [tags: animal cognition, wild minds]
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One With the Animals: Symbolism of the Animals in The Wars - ... As the war goes on, the reader notices the appearance and thought of Rowena and the rabbits slowly disappearing. “Out of the corner of his eye, he saw a rabbit beside the road. Then he heard a rush of wings. Something exploded. The rabbit disappeared.” (Findley 179) This was the last time Robert sees a rabbit, signifying the innocence once seen with his sister and her love for the rabbits, becoming forever lost within him. “Everything was in there- including the picture of Rowena. Robert burned it in the middle of the floor....   [tags: Timothy Findley's novel]
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Captive Animals - Everyday, while people are living their comfortable lives, animals are getting closer and closer to being wiped out. Animals live in fear of poaching, habitat destruction, and many more dangers that people could help control. People may have the ability to stop these issues but few care, they would rather sit back and watch as millions of animals die each year. Zoos are taking the lead in conserving endangered animals by acting as sanctuaries and giving animals the protection they lack in the wild (“Zoo”)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The "Language" of Animals - Tweeting, crowing, braying, and barking are forms of communication that certain animals use. Are the sounds of animals considered language. For this writer this question was a hard one because communication has always been considered language prior to this class experience. The definition of language would cause the answer to this question to be a resounding yes. Language is defined as being not only communicative but also arbitrary, structured, generative and dynamic (Willingham, 2007). If one were to observe animal’s long enough such as birds, or dogs, it can be noted that the birds sing songs that are used to alarm, just as dogs bark to communicate to other dogs in ear shot....   [tags: Zoology]
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The Rights of Animals - ... It is an imagined order which takes our species' traits personally and depersonalizes other individuals as we wish and casts them as extras in this script we've written. By ignoring the negative rights of these beings who share our ability to experience pleasure and our desire to avoid pain, we dismiss the single most significant characteristic to consider if we want to speak in any meaningful way about rights and equality for any being. Long gone are the days when it might be reasonable to simply assume other species of animals are automata....   [tags: food, suffering, freedom] 647 words
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Rodeo Animal Safety - Rodeo is a sport with long American traditions and loved by many spectators and participants. Past history has shown that rodeo needed to make way for a new era of riders and trainers with a larger emphasis on the welfare of the animals and not be discontinued or banned entirely. Today’s rodeos do not present a danger to the animals because the animals are well-cared for and protected, rodeos have strict rules and the stock are treated as prized animals. There is a very important distinction when dealing with animal welfare and animal rights....   [tags: Animals]
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Should Animals be Used for Scientific Research? - Every year, millions of animals experience painful, suffering and death due to results of scientific research as the effects of drugs, medical procedures, food additives, cosmetics and other chemical products. Basically, animal experimentation has played a dominant role in leading with new findings and human advantages. Animal research has had a main function in many scientific and medical advances in the past decade and is helping in the understanding of several diseases. While most people believe than animal testing is necessary, others are worried about the excessive suffering of this innocent’s creatures....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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