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Endangered Animals - ... Covered in grey and white plumage, Both males and females look alike. Some related species of the African grey parrot, which is one of the largest in Africa, are the Festive Amazon and the Paradise Parrot. Varieties of plants, seeds, and nuts are consumed by this parrot. As they roost in large flocks, African grey parrots are gregarious animals, and can live for up to 50 years. Simple holes in trees all across Africa make up the nests of the bird. International pet trade, hunting, and habitat loss are the main threats to the population of African grey parrots....   [tags: National Geographic, 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 Difference Between Animals and Humans - ... He argues that there is this “cruelty-kindness view” in that he states “…we have a direct duty to be kind to animals and a direct duty not to be cruel to them.” (E, p. 536) This view seems to have a valid argument but his argument begins to fail as he blurs the lines of human and animal interests during his argument to support this. However, Peter Singer has some level of agreement but takes a different stance. Peter Singer’s argues that we should take a utilitarian viewpoint on how people should treat animals....   [tags: Autonomy, humans, animals]
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Animals in Biomedical Research - ... Another way they obtain is by purchasing dogs and cats from brokers known as class B dealers, as they acquire the animals at auctions, from newspaper ads stating “free to a good home”, or from a variety of other sources including purchasing animals from pounds or shelters for their research. Every day, many animals, including cats, monkeys, rabbits and dogs are forced to suffer and undergo painful experimentation. According to Baird and Rosenbaum, a rabbit’s sensory system may be studied in basic research; she may be used as a model for eye and skin disorders, or used in eye and skin irritancy tests for environmental toxicity testing (86-87)....   [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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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 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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Genetically Modified Animals - ... There must also have very little impact on the environment and the ecosystem. GM animals work by what they are used for in a certain situation. An example would be like GM mosquitoes. The scientist is using GM mosquitoes to destroy their own kind. By injecting certain male mosquitoes will a deadly toxin, they are hoping to introduce them into the wild so when they mate it will kill their offspring. This method is used to help keep the potential of catching malaria or dengue fever down. Other animals are genetically modified to help them become more disease resistant....   [tags: genetic modification, ethics, science, animals]
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The Influence of Domesticated Animals on Human Welfare - ... Domesticated animals in livestock production can, however, have a negative influence on human welfare. Ruminants such as cows and sheep produce methane gas (an end product of microbial fermentation in the gut) which ends up in the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas (The Importance of Livestock). Methane production from these ruminants may potentially have an effect on global warming (The Importance of Livestock). Also, runoff from production operations may contain higher amounts of nitrates and phosphates from manure and/or feed causing eutrophication of surrounding habitats (Kato, Kuroda, and Nakasone)....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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Animals - We all studied the extinction of dinosaurs in middle school. We know that, two hundred fifty million years ago, more than 90% of the planet species became extinct. There have been five major mass extinctions during the life history of planet earth. Scientists now agree that we are experiencing a sixth major extinction. The big difference between the older events and now is, “unlike earlier extinctions, this one results from the work of a single species, Homo sapiens. We are relentlessly taking over the planet, laying it to waste and eliminating most of our fellow species” (Coyne 1)....   [tags: Environment, Natural Disasters, Extinction] 801 words
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Animal Testing: Why are Animals Being Tortured? - ... This example explains the result from animals being experimented. To better understand this position, try putting yourself in an experiment and experience the pain from being experiments. Similarly, each year animals from the same type die. This is true because the example shows the cruelness of treatment we gave. Clearly, we can treat animals better than this by treating them and not experimenting them. According to the results 5,996 rabbits, 33,652 guinea pigs, and 48,015 adds up to 89,008( same)....   [tags: experimentation, animals, equality, cruelty]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 parasites results in great loss of blood through bleeding into the intestine.” Moreover, parasites infect their host leaving an escape route for bacteria and diseases to spread....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Animals vs Humans - ... Animal activist push technology alternatives more and more every day. Options like using computer models, bacterial test or ‘in vitro’ tests, all of which are less malignant and more humane. Now animal testing is only one of many cruel activities inflicted onto animals for human gain. Another unnoticed act of vicious neglect to animals is animal entertainment. People don’t realize it, but when taking an innocent visit to Seaworld or a circus, they’re encouraging the torture inflicted to those animals providing them entertainment for a few hours....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Rights]
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Should Animals be Used for Research? - ... Gericke, Corina, “It is difficult to predict whether a human will react identically or differently based on the results of experiments conducted on animals. The diseases animals contract are much different from ours. And since most human diseases do not occur in animals, their symptoms are simulated using model organisms and have nothing in common with the human disorder they are supposed to simulate.” Seeing as how they are animals and we are humans, important factors such as “lifestyle, genetics, drug consumption, stress, diet and environmental influences are not taken into consideration and therefore, proving the results misleading and irrelevant.” Gericke, Corina....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Abuse]
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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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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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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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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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The Use of Animals in Biomedical Research - Both in and out of philosophical circle, animals have traditionally been seen as significantly different from, and inferior to, humans because they lacked a certain intangible quality – reason, moral agency, or consciousness – that made them moral agents. Recently however, society has patently begun to move beyond this strong anthropocentric notion and has begun to reach for a more adequate set of moral categories for guiding, assessing and constraining our treatment of other animals. As a growing proportion of the populations in western countries adopts the general position of animal liberation, more and more philosophers are beginning to agree that sentient creatures are of a direct moral concern to humans, though the degree of this concern is still subject to much disagreement....   [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] 998 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 are that it assists researchers in finding drugs and treatments to advance health and medicine....   [tags: Animal Testing, Medicine, Cosmetics]
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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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Unethical Treatment of Animals - ... “Whether they come from China fur farms, Indian slaughter houses or the Australian outback, an immeasurable amount of suffering goes into every fur trimmed jacket, leather belt, and wool sweater.”(Animals used for clothing, PETA 1). Why is it that the life of an animal serves as a fashion statement. Animals are meant to roam the world as freely as humans. Why should they have to spend their lives in horrifying fur farms. These fur farms are nothing like Old McDonalds farm. These animals spend their entire existence in “cramped, filthy, wire cages” (Animals used for Clothing, PETA, 2)....   [tags: Animal Abuse, Negligence, Inhumane]
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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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The Use Of Animals In Research - ... The inhalation chamber is where the animals are kept as the chemicals are pumped into the room. The animals are observed for any side effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requires companies selling fluoride products to swab the teeth of about 200 rats with the substance that’s being tested for two weeks. In result, the animals are killed and their heads are put into an oven and baked for an hour. While both the EPA and the FDA require a fair amount of animal testing for the marketing of chemicals, vaccines and drugs other U.S....   [tags: Animal Testing Programs]
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Using Animals for Research - ... These changes include implementation of high fiber diet, use of unrefined whole food, exercise, and regularity in physical activities. (Razafindrabe). In medical genetics, the uses of stem cells help understand some forms of diseases that were not cured in the past. The stem cell research in animals help researchers to find treatment for people who suffered from spinal cord injury, blood disorder, neurodegenerative diseases, and some form of cancer. These stem cells can be manipulated to generate new useful cells to replace disease cells or to fight against cells that are causing diseases....   [tags: Medical Gentics, Animal Testing]
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Farm Animals Used for Slaughtering - ... There, all-vegetarian meals are served five-days a week, such as black bean quesadillas or tofu and Chinese noodles. (“New York school goes all vegetarian”). College campuses would have the option to make daily meals vegetarian, or certain days of the week vegetarian. Choices could also be passed onto the students, and they could incorporate plant-based foods when it is convenient for them. Healthful fruits, vegetables, whole grains, soy, legumes, nuts and seeds are vital food groups that are nutritious all while having the potential to be a delicious meal that children of all ages would enjoy....   [tags: Animal Rights, Animal Abuse, Slaughterhouses]
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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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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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Independence of Animals - Independence of Animals In the novel, “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, a group of animals in a farm takes over the farm from the men and makes it into their own farm where they can run however they want without humans. This book is very interesting because Orwell uses ironies and this story reminds me of Russian Revolution. This novel tells about animals’ struggling for freedom and independence. One of the main characters, a hoarse named Boxer, is incredibly strong, passionate, and loyalty. Among the animals, Boxer is the hardest worker no matter how the surroundings went....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 564 words
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Animals and Man - G.W. Leibniz asserts that humans are superior to all other creatures. Admittedly, Leibniz’s ideas on this matter are somewhat ambiguous, making it difficult to ascertain his exact position. In some instances within the Discourse on Metaphysics, he appears to hold that animals do not have souls. On other occasions, however, he seems to express beliefs to the contrary. For example, Leibniz first expresses doubt about souls of animals when he questions “if they [animals] have any [souls]” (Leibniz, 11)....   [tags: Analysis, G.W. Leibniz] 1638 words
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Animals endangered - ... It happens from human activities such as the industry and commercial operations may reduce the main sources for all who live in the earth water or air, some animals has left their home land such as dolphin. Until the seas are polluted they have to change their place or they will die also for some kind of whales. The numbers of whale are counted. “In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on....   [tags: environment, pollution, habitat loss]
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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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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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The Transformation of the Animals on Animal Farm - Throughout the course of the novel the lives of everyone – human and animal – on Animal Farm change dramatically. In the case of the pigs their lives get better and better but for all the other animals and the humans their lives take a turn for the worse, after a brief period of optimism for the animals. This change in lifestyle, perhaps suggests Orwell’s thoughts and feelings about communism as he uses all of the events allegorically with the Russian revolution, for example when Snowball is chased out by Napoleon represents in history when Josef Stalin had Leon Trotsky exiled from Russia....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 696 words
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Should Animals be Used for Medical Research? - Should animals be used for medical research. 1. Introduction The deployment of animals for medical research has brought heated debates from both the proponents and opponents each holding to their views in a tight manner. Those who are in support of animal research argue that it has been constituting a vital element in the advancement of medical sciences throughout the world providing insights to various diseases, which have helped in the discovery and development of various medicines that have brought an improvement in the qualify of living of people....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animals vs. Humans in Medical Experimentation - For centuries mankind has experimented on animals for a number of different reasons. Early experimentation with animals was originally born out of curiosity but eventually became a necessity to find medicines to cure viruses and a myriad of illnesses. If not for the existence of animals, humans would be left to experiment on themselves at a high rate which would create a worldwide moral dilemma. Such a dilemma could be dictated based on the question of who should be chosen for experimentation; should it be a particular race or class of people....   [tags: Biology, Animal, Testing, Ethics]
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Costello's Argument Against the Slaughter of Animals - a valid comparison. Why/Why Not. We have closed our hearts to animals, Costello concludes, and our minds follow our hearts (or more strictly speaking, our sympathies). Philosophy, (Costello argues) is powerless in its ability to push society in the right direction as it fails to engage with one`s sympathies. Ironically, the burden is placed on something other than one`s rational dimensions, in which philosophy so frequently refers to. Our sympathetic imaginations, to which poetry and fiction appeal more than philosophy, should extend to other animals....   [tags: Animal Rights] 824 words
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Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer - ... 87). Locked doors, in general doors are locked to keep whatever behind it secret. Factory farms having locked doors only reinforces what some of us already suspect. That they are engaging in activities appalling to the public. Their secrecy is seemingly sustaining their business. Consumers’ ignorance of the meat production business only encourages inhumane animal husbandry. Foer says, “the power brokers of factory farming know that their business model depends on consumers not being able to see (or hear about) what they do.” (pg....   [tags: Factory Farming, Animal Welfare]
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Cosmetic Testing with Animals is Cruel - The Cruelty of Cosmetic Testing on Animals   Each year, thousands of animals are brutally tortured in laboratories, in the name of cosmetic research. A movement to ban animal testing for cosmetic purposes has been gaining popularity, with many companies hopping on the bandwagon against this research. New alternatives have been developed to eliminate the necessity to test on animals. This is only a small beginning of what is necessary to end these immoral acts. Animal testing in cosmetics is useless and cruel, and can be accomplished by other methods of research to end the suffering of animals....   [tags: Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation]
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Experiments on Animals Should Not be Banned - Experiments on Animals Should Not be Banned (word count includes paper outline) Technology and animal testing have provided the human population with many advancements in the past century. Every opportunity to embrace these advancements should be used for the betterment of the human population. It is often an argument based on personal opinion, but once the facts are analyzed, the affirmatives of animal testing outweigh the rationale for banning animal testing. The study of diabetes, as well as other diseases, have benefited significantly from animal testing....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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Medical Testing On Animals - Medical Testing On Animals Medical testing on animals is a very controversial topic that touches almost every individual's life whether they realize it or not. 16 million diabetic people enjoy life they would otherwise not have if it weren't for the dogs, rabbits, and, fish that endured tests to help scientists discover treatments and produce insulin. Cardiovascular disease is high on the list of American killers. The procedures used to treat this affliction such as surgical techniques and theraputic drugs required the use of animal testing....   [tags: Pros Cons Animal Testing Essays] 1507 words
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The Importance of Research on Animals - The Importance of Research on Animals Research on animals is important in understanding diseases and developing ways to prevent them. The polio vaccine, kidney transplants, and heart surgery techniques have all been developed with the help of animal research. Through increased efforts by the scientific community, effective treatments for diabetes, diphtheria, and other diseases have been developed with animal testing. Animal research has brought a dramatic progress into medicine. With the help of animal research, smallpox has been wiped out worldwide....   [tags: Animal Research Science Experiments Essays] 978 words
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Animal Rights and the Dominant Worldview toward Animals - Our world today is becoming less and less aware of the pain and suffering being inflicted on animals. In outcome, animals are becoming even more and more tarred in society. Humans have and is continuing to handle animals as if they are some kind of material goods. This is considered as being immoral, as animals have their own lives, and they think, have feelings, can feel pain, require love, have families, and everything else that humans possess. The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948....   [tags: animal rights, treatment, humane,]
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Are Animals Worth It? - Are Animals Worth It. Thirty years ago, congress passed a law to protect animals that are at risk of becoming extinct. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 outlined the responsibilities of the government and citizens concerning these animals. It requires that every five years, species are evaluated, and it is decided whether they are okay, endangered, whose population is so low that it is in danger of becoming extinct, or threatened, who are not in as much danger, but whose population is small enough for concern....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Save the Animals - Save the Animals Ever heard the call of the wild. What about the wolf howling in the distant mountains. For most people the answer is no. This is because the wolf was eradicated from most areas of our country when the white man decided that he wanted to settle the west. Most of the extermination was because ranchers and farmers lost a good deal of livestock to wolves. Wolves were selected for extermination by the US government untill1976 when the government declared the Mexican gray wolf endangered in the lower 48 states....   [tags: Wildlife Essays]
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Rilke and the Animals - In the opening of Rilke's "Duino Elegies" the first mention of the animal is a as a creature that sees "at once how little at home we are in the interpreted world." (5) What are the sources of discomfort for humans and how are mere animals able to perceive it. The answer lies in the depths of human consciousness and its many constructs. I begin with the main points of Rilke's view of human consciousness and the implications this has for our way of existing such as our limitations. In contrast to the human consciousness I will describe the existence of animals and from this model show how Rilke suggests a consciousness attainable by humans that parallels with the animal consciousness....   [tags: Poetry] 1237 words
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The Rights Of Animals - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Animal rights is a catchphrase akin to human rights. It involves, however, a few pitfalls. First, animals exist only as a concept. Otherwise, they are cuddly cats, curly dogs, cute monkeys. A rat and a puppy are both animals but our emotional reaction to them is so different that we cannot really lump them together. Moreover: what rights are we talking about. The right to life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1763 words
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