Animals are living creatures they need food, water, and to be taken care of or they could die. People take advantage of animals because people look at them and think since they are not human their lives are not important. When we think they are not worth anything people start neglecting animals. Animal cruelty is everywhere even in the country where the animals are raised for food. People beat, torturer, and even give animals drugs to make them high.
One of the most touchy aspects of our relationship with animals is the use of animals in laboratory sciences. Some manufactures of cosmetics and household products still conduct painful and useless tests on live animals, even though no law requires them to do so. Some people, called anti-vivisectionists, are at one extreme in their concern. They want an abolition of all experiments on live animals. At the other extreme there are those who say that it is quite all right for us to do whatever we like to animals.
Humans can defend themselves and stop the pain, but the animals get strapped down and cannot move. It is better to have tests run on animals because animals will help find cures faster. Animal testing must be banned for unnecessary tests because a lot of animals are dying for no reason. Ninety-four percent of animal testing is done to determine the safety of cosmetics and household products (Animal Testing 1). That only leaves six percent for medical research (1).
Humans need to stop thinking about themselves as a superior species to other animals. They have to start thinking about how we can stop the cruelty that they inflict upon animals day after day in experiment after experiment. Tom Regan, a well-known animal rights activist, wrote, "the fundamental wrong is the system that allows us to view animals as our resources, here for us- to be eaten, or surgically manipulated, or exploited for sport or money" (Regan 14). Nothing could be more true than this fact; man considers itself such a superior species that all others were put on earth for his convenience. It is this type of thinking that has gotten humans to the place where we are today.
Kids believe what they’re doing is reasonable because they saw the news or a television show killing animals or abusing them in the shelters. Animals like house pets have feelings and some can even have human characteristics. Animals are alive and they can feel like we can but they can’t talk so why is it acceptable for shelters to mistreat them or to kill them for basically no reason at... ... middle of paper ... ...l the nonhuman welfare groups and animal shelters came together around the United States, the amount of animal killings and abuse in the shelters would dramatically decrease. The more animals we save from shelters the better chance that animal will find a home with a family. In conclusion, saving animals from the animal shelters will benefit kids and also give animals a chance to find a family that they can belong to.
I believe that we should respect animal’s life like we respect others. The only way we can look at animal rights is to see them as human. Just because they cannot communicate with us humans, doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve the same respect as humans. They have the same 5 emotions as humans, and have families of their own, yet the scientists that do animal testing treat them like they are nothing. The alternative methods of animal testing should replace the animal testing experiments the instead of millions of animals suffering.
Shouts of protests and riots are heard on the streets, labs and medical equipment are being burned and destroyed and innocent animals are left hanging in the wake. While animal rights organizations fight for more “kinder, gentler” ways to treat animals, animal research advocates strongly believe that animals unlock the key to curing and ailing diseases. Two sides to pro activists include both animal rights advocates and animal welfare advocates. “Animal rights means that animals are not ours to use for food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation. Animal welfare, on the other hand, permits these uses of animals as long as certain humane guidelines are enforced” (Frequently).
Both of these organizations fight for the rights and well-being of animals. They help to inform people of the terrible things that are happening to animals every day. If people would like to help out with the safety and well-being of animals, they can sign up to receive information and/or emails from these groups at their websites. Animal cruelty needs to be stopped because it is inhumane, unjust, and there is no need for it. 1653 words
Animal Abuse Animal abuse is causing harm to all different types of species, from using them to experiment on, intentional abuse, and hoarding. Laboratories claim to not harm most animals, but it is clear they are harmed from past evidence. Intentional abuse not only affects the animal, but also the person doing the crime. Hoarding is also abuse due to the conditions the animals are in. Hoarders are people in which own many animals, which they cannot take care of.
The good is overlooked and the bad is exploited. Although many people think that animal research is morally wrong, animal research should continue because it is critical to continued progress in human health and alternatives to research animals are not available. Animal rights activists feel that animal research is immoral. They do not see where we as human beings see or feel that we are the dominant species. They often assert that research with animals causes severe pain and that many research animals are abused.