At the other extreme there are those who say that it is quite all right for us to do whatever we like to animals. They say that God gave us such a right, since it is written in the bible (Genesis 1:26) that man has dominion over all creatures. If what is done to the animal may produce something of educational value, adds to scientific knowledge, or can help improve human health, they argue that it is worth killing animals or subjecting them to painful experiments. I believe that the unnecessary testing of animals is inhumane and unethical when alternative methods are available. The anti-vivisectionists say we should allow no experiments on animals and the animal utilitarians, or vivisectionists, claim that we can do anything to animals if it is for the ultimate good of humanity.
This essay will discuss how people deal with animals and what animal rights people should respect and protect. What have people done to animals? Humans hunt animals and use animals as the subject of experiments. Firstly, it would be unreasonable to choose to deprive an animal life to serve a non-vital human interest. For example, hunting.
Although humans often benefit from successful animal research, the pain, the suffering, and the deaths of animals are not worth the possible human benefits. Therefore, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products. First, animals' rights are violated when they are used in research. Tom Regan, a philosophy professor at North Carolina State University, states: "Animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment. .
“The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that their treatment has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."(Schopenhauer). I always wondered why some people are not so drawn to the consumption of meat and fed up with only one thought about it. Why so many people loathe of blood, and why so few people can easily kill and be slaughter animal, until they just get used to it? This reaction should say something about the most important moments in the code, which was programmed in the human psyche.
Such discoveries have gone so deep that but for them many would have died a premature death because no cure would have been found for the diseases that they were otherwise suffering. On the other hand, animal lovers and animal right extremists hold to the view that animal experimentation is not only necessary but also Cruel. Human kind is subjecting them to such cruelties because they are helpless and even assuming such experiments do bring in benefits, the inhuman treatment meted out to them is simply not worth such benefits. They would like measures, including enactment of legislations to put an end to using animals by the name of research. This paper takes the view there are merits in either of the arguments and takes the stand a balanced approach needs to be taken on the issue so that both the medical science does not suffer, and the animal lovers are pacified, even if not totally satisfied.
According to dosomething.org, “over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every ... ... middle of paper ... ...is major debatable topic going on today due to the moral and ethical objections. Groups like PETA have made it a trend to stop the torture of animals. I also think that today’s society has become addicted to testing against animals to find the answer to all of the problems. It has become a convenience to use animals as the alternative. I believe that we should respect animal’s life like we respect others.
Animal testing is brutal and deprives animals of very minimal rights. Testing on animals can lead to inaccurate results harming both animals and humans. Living in the conditions that animals in laboratories do, is scarring for life and experimentations are harmful and cruel. Animal Testing is not necessary and wastes expert scientist’s time and work on unethical experiments with inaccurate outcomes. Humans have become conscienceless, but we can change that by saving innocent creatures from unimaginable harm.
“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?’’ This quote by Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher and animal rights activist refers to the unjust treatments of animals and their helplessness towards the cruelty they suffer from humans. Animal testing should be banned because it is not proven that the product is safe even after being tested by animals, the living conditions lab animals are required to be in are not healthy for any animal, and newer technology can be used as a substitute for animal testing. As the dominating species, we have the upper hand in situations like this but if the roles were reversed and we were lab animals, we wouldn’t want people to be using us as their testers for products that could potentially kill us. Several makeup tests that are usually tested on mice, rats, and guinea pigs consist of tests for the irritation of the skin and eyes where chemicals are put on shaved skin or dropped into an animal’s eyes without any relief for the pain being caused to them. Also, a generally denounced lethal dose test is carried out on the lab animals where they are forced to ingest large amounts of a product’s chemical for scientists to conclude on what is the exact dose that can cause death for the people who buy the product.
A veil of ignorant point of view would completely neglect that harm humans are doing to the poor animals by experimenting on them as this perspective would only focus on the advantages of animal testing. The golden mean perspective would feel that animal testing is not right in all circumstances but sometimes experimenting on animals can be right as it can be beneficial for humans although harmful for animals at the same time too. References Berlin, Ann. “Animal Testing: Why it is Morally Offensive.” Animal Liberation Front.com. 13 Nov. 2006.
Animals Rights Is it fair that animals have to go through abuse neglect and torture every day over a simple fact that humans do not believe animals do not have rights? Humans use and kill animals for food or clothing. Because people or humans think of animals as property so they do as they please with animals Some people believe that animals should be treated in the same way humans are and have familiar rights, where others think that it is more important to use them as they desire for food and medical research. This Paper will discuss both points of view. With and explanation of animals, people believe it is acceptable for several reasons.