Animal Rights Argumentative Essay

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Animal Rights Some people assume that just because animals cannot speak that they cannot feel pain. It is not okay to torture living beings that have their own thoughts and breathe the exact same air us humans breathe. It is unjust and selfish to stand by and take no action while everyday hundreds if not thousands of innocent animals die without reason. No matter how much fur or how many limbs the creature has; it should be treated as equal as a person. A heart beat is a heartbeat regardless of the body it’s in. In 1789 Jeremy Bentham, one of the very first animal rights activists, argued that animals should be treated with equality due to the fact that they are sentient. Meaning that not only are they aware of perception, but receptive to …show more content…

There is also taxes on ammunition and firearms which also benefit the cause, annually millions of dollars are dispersed to State conservation efforts and wildlife management programs. Without funding from these purchases many of the active programs that protect millions of wild animals and habitats would not be able to …show more content…

There are both negatives and positives to this argument, although there has been medical discoveries which have saved lives, the lives of the innocent animals being tested on are terminated. Why aren't the lives of animals valued as much as that of a human? Solemnly because they are not able to speak English? No. That is not a justified answer, it is NOT okay to watch as thousands of animals get mutated by lab tests and then have to be destroyed because they are now labeled as "chemical waste". These are living beings with hearts that beat just like our own. Sadly, not everyone cares for the lives of these creatures and many of these monstrous acts continue every day. There are organizations such as PETA that do their best to shut down animal testing facilities and laboratories. Protesters stand outside of testing sites with signs while chanting to let the animals go. The animals a forced to barren cages and are malnourished. In most cases the animal handlers abuse them when they snap back at all the needles and restraints being forced on

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