Many companies still say that animal tests are the most likely to hold up in court if a human is injured by a cosmetic or household product and, for that reason, they will struggle to hold on to animal-based research. We need to continue to to find new and improved alternatives so that we may preserve the lives and dignity of animals, but can also ensure the consumer of product safety. Many manufactures such as Avon, Revlon, and Estee Lauder have ceased animal tests. the fact that companies are supporting alternatives and reduce animal usage is a good sign but the fight is clearly not over. This project has educated my family and I to be more caring consumers and we will use are buying power to pressure companies into banning animal testing within the commercial market.
Without help from these organized groups (custom or animal rights groups) the outcome of the acts performed by any individual could weigh heavenly on everyone. Supporting PETA and other animal rights organizations to help stop cruelty to animals in laboratories fur trade, and entertainment will improve the quality of life for, and saves the lives of, thousands of innocent animals. Seventy million animals are maimed, blinded, scalded, force-fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, and other wise hurt and killed in the name of science. The majority of these cruel acts take place in research laboratories around the world, but with the help of PETA's efforts many experiments done in labs have been stopped. In one case, PETA'... ... middle of paper ... ...o buy or sell orangutans.
Support those companies, such as Avon and Revlon, which have stopped all animal tests and bear this logo by buying their products. Conclusion: Animals are living things, and sometimes in our position at the top of the food chain we forget that we aren’t the only things on this planet that deserves respect and the right to live. We can make the choice to save lives instead of take them. Simply by directing where our money goes we can decide wether to support life, or to support cruelty. Don’t let York and Jersey and their millions of relatives die in vain.
Gale (2013) states, “...the livestock industry accounts for 80% of the greenhouse gas emission, while the methane produced by cattle and their manure has a global warming effect equivalent to that of 33 million automobiles.” By working together to stop factory farming, people can save their environment. They will also have a cleaner air to breath ... ... middle of paper ... ...edia] do not tell us that chickens are the most tortured animals in factory farms and that most chickens have to stand on their own feces all day and end up getting litter burn from their manure … hens are often crammed together in cases so tiny that they do not get enough room to even lift a single wing—which then immobilizes them for their entire lives…” The animals do not even have space to move for their life. Living life only to be tortured and slaughtered alive is a really horrible thing to experience for the animals. It is obvious that factory farming should be banned. They used antibiotics on the animals and produces harmful meats to eat.
For reasons that will become clearer after reading this essay, vegetarianism seems to be an answer to the problem of water usage. With the increasing amount of land being used for farming to mainly feed animals used for food by us, comes increased soil erosion and leeching. Leeching is a term used to describe the process of the loss of nutrients from the soil, and the end result is sand that cannot support plant life. Vegetarians help to reduce the amount of farmlands needed to support animals. According to Robbins, in Diet for a New America, “Since 1967, the rate of deforestation in the U.S. has been one acre every five second... ... middle of paper ... ...nd most veal calves are subjected to confinement so severe that they cannot even turn around” (134).
A United Nations report states that land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops fed to livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") To meet the industry’s demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding. ("Facts about Pollution from Livestock Farms”) Scientists say that about 14% of the world’s greenhouse gases are released by said agriculture industries, which is a growing concern for climate change and global warming. (Silverman) The meat industry uses one-third of all the fossil fuels consumed in the United States.
The process of livestock farming is extensive and is responsible for the deforestation used to grow grain that feeds the animals, which releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. To make matters worse, 65% of nitrous oxide in the climate, a chemical 300 times as damaging as carbon dioxide, is derived from livestock farming as well. Fossil fuels are also used extensively in order to transport the animals and to produce their feed. The Environmental Protection Agency states that agriculture is a major contributor to climate pollution, more specifically livestock farming. The manure created from killing a... ... middle of paper ... ...g extinct at unsustainable rates such as the manatee and salmon.
What is it that gives us the right to torture poor and innocent animals just for the sake of our own benefits? The answer is simple: it’s our eternal need to be beautiful and healthy. We are selfish monsters who kill our best friends animals. Yes, for the last few decades there has been a serious debate over the use of animals in the medical field and the product testing, but it must not be called a debate, as only one side of it is true and it must be known by all people: and this side of the debate is called: stop the violence! “Animal testing saves lives”, “Animals experimentations prolong youth”, “Animal experimenting keeps us healthy forever” and so many other similar slogans which people hear on TV or read in the newspapers.
Testing on animals protects us humans from harmful unknowns that are in different products. However, there are some companies who take it too far and use immoral methods to see the outcome, like putting pen ink in rabbit’s eyes. Science has come up with alternative methods for companies to use so animals will not have to bear the harmful effects that come along with experiments. Right now, an animal is lying on a cold metal table and is wearing the new lipstick everyone has been obsessing over. Is it really worth having a poor defenseless creature suffer over our personal gain?
An estimated eight million homeless animals in the United States are victims of euthanization as a means to keep the population under control (humanesociety.org). Not just sick or old animals are subject to these humane deaths, but healthy, young ones that deserved a good home. Many veterinarians tell their clients to get their furry companions neutered, due to this over population. However, people use inadequate excuses such as breeding to leave their comrade intact. Thus, dogs and other animals should be neutered or spayed due to the fact that there are too many pets in the USA and neutering and spaying reduces many health risks known in animals.