Animal Rights

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"We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do nut suffer less because they have no words." Sewelle, Anna. Black Beauty.(2000) Through the course of evolution both the animal and the human species have evolved; humans ironically taking form from prehistoric animals as well. As our body and mind have evolved we have separated from each other on this so called hierchy chain. The human species once a hunter similar to Paleolithic animals have now assumed the dominant role on this planet. Unavoidably there are obstacles such as disease, and pollution that we cannot overcome at this period in time; diseases and colds being the sole killer of almost a quarter of the life form on this planet. J.B.S Haldanes, "Some enemies of science" (1928) Persuades readers towards emotional, rather than ethical responses regarding the constant struggle in the right to use animals for medical, and physiological research (pp 225-230). In regards to Mr. Haldanes position on the matter, that rules and regulations required to be filled out for animal experimentation, "anti vivisectionists who are against all painful or possible painful experiments" (1 p 227) that apparently have no results for science as well as the lies on pain and suffering in animals stated by anti-vivisectionists need to be cleared up and made understandable. These laws and allegations must be permitted, and truthfully told for us as a people to succeed in science. J.B.S Haldane's Work's on science have sparked many controversial arguments with animal rights, and anti-vivisectionists regarding the fight on animal experimentation. Today in many countries as well as England in 1928 the procedure to obtain permission for animal experimentation is a long and horrendous procedure. In 1928, under the British Law Code "scientists had to obtain a license for virtually painless experiments" that are only permitted to be carried out in a small number of scientific laboratories. (2 p 226) Today in North America and England laws are being passed out by the dozen regarding the use of animals-specifically what type of animal, and for the type of scientific experiment. Due to these growing animal rights laws as well as a large number of anti-vivisectionists protesting, scientists are being debarred from a wide field of science. Arguably if these rules are not cut down and procedures are held at a medium or minimum, science regarding disease; that saves human lives, will therefore fall behind as we proceed into the future.

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