We, as humans, depend on animals for many things such as food and clothing, so where and when will this controversy end? There must be a compromise, but it is up to us to find the solution to this overwhelming problem. Animal rights activists contribute to the first position on this issue. They believe that animals sho... ... middle of paper ... ...r the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” It is therefore concluded, from this scripture and research, that animal testing is permissible as long as it is in our best interest and no additional harm is done. Abraham Lincoln summarized my point of view when he said, “I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.
A person’s worldview determines how everything he/she does, reacts, and treats others. Religion plays a big role in teaching what is right and wrong to do in life. If one’s beliefs taught them that dogs are food then the person is going to think it is okay to consume dog meat. Whereas the largest religion in the world, Christianity, the dog is known as a companion not an edible source. I was raised to believe in the religion Christianity.
Humans have a belief that animal rights are specified for domesticated animals and endangered animals, this belief is fairly universal. A billboard comes to mind of a spectrum of animals ranging from cats and dogs to a horse, then to farm animals an arrow at the bottom stating "pets--->food" (Radke,2016). The ad 's point was to make people begin to think about the definition of a pet and the ethical principles related to that. If we were to be practicing temperance then we would probably not have the massive meat industry we do currently. Instead, humans would use only what we needed and have more restraint, eating more plant based centered meals.
I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings (Chavez, 1999). Clearly, I'm not the only one against animal abuse; there's many people fighting to end this awful thing, we need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves (Montero, 2000). As Ghandi once said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” (Gandhi, 1937).
The main purposes zoos claim they serve are conservation, research and education. Certainly, zoos do take part in some part of wildlife well-being; however, the negative effects seem to massively outweigh the benefits. I believe all animals are sentient beings that deserve love and respect. Zoos manage to exploit and use animals to their own advantage and that is why I think they should be banned. One of the major claims that zoos make is that they take part in animal conservation and breeding of endangered species.
We would not subject this human to product testing and research but we feel it is all right to place animals in this position. A general defense to this is that the human life matters more than that of an animal, but what allows us to make that judgment. Singer addresses this defense by comparing the inequality placed on species to that of the inequality placed on races and sexes, hence his term "speciesism". For the majority of my life, since I remember having a specific viewpoint one way or another, I have considered my-self a person in favor of animal rights. It wasn't until I read A Utilitarian Defense of Animal Liberation that I realized my idea of animal rights was greatly understated.
Animal mistreatment happens in a variety of ways: how we treat animals used as food, how we treat animals for entertainment, how we treat animals for lab testing, and how we treat animals in the wild. “In the U.S. 64.5% of all dogs are victims of animal cruelty.” (www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/facts/) Animals should be given the right of being treated fairly. Animals have feelings just like you and I do. As U.S.citizens, we are given rights by our country that protect us in our everyday lives. There are many opinions of whether animals are entitled to similar rights.
What they eat and what they do is monitored by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). Animal experimentation uses many animals to test products that we don 't need to enhance our look. Instead of testing on animals scientists have developed a safer better alternative for testing on animals. They have invented a cosmetic skin that will take the place of animals in the cosmetic testing. Animal rights is a widely heard topic and will continue to be worldwide concern for many centuries to
Many countries around the world agree on two basic rights, the right to liberty and the right to ones own life. Outside of these most basic human and civil rights, what do we deserve, and do these rights apply to animals as well? Human rights worldwide need to be increased and an effort made to improve lives. We must also acknowledge that “just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures” (Dalai Lama). Animals are just as capable of suffering as we are, and an effort should be made to increase their rights.
The latter is in fact my ultimate dream job. I strongly believe that I have chosen the best career for my future, because I despise the fact that people abuse and use animals as tools for commercial profit such as in the cases of puppy mills, dog fighting or cock fighting. Additionally, I have always been profoundly passionate about other creatures, regardless of the species. Foremost, as stated by the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA), the non-profit organisation rescued roughly 27,200 injured, neglected and abused animals in 2015. Regretfully, cases of animals being beaten, burned, poisoned or stabbed to death are not infrequent.