Frogs are the most common to be dissected but other popular animals are pigs and cats; many animals rights groups and common people disagree with these practices. PETA, an organization trying to end animal testing points out, “Classroom dissection desensitizes students to the sanctity of life” (Berlatsky). In other words, PETA believes students dissecting animals can make them think it is normal to cut open a live or dead creatures body and look inside
They won’t be able to control what the tiger does when he is all grown up. Another time is when there are no laws concerning having exotic animals in a house. “animal rights groups said the numerous exotic pets in homes and unlicensed zoos have caused more than 60 human deaths in just over the last two decades.” (8-9). These animals are very dangerous and they don’t care what they eat as long as it’s food.
Now animals are tested to see if the chemicals in cosmetics will burn humans or to find cures for diseases. Many of the tests that are performed on animals that are proved effective on animals do not work on humans. Unfortunately, many people do not know this and continue to support animal testing. Many of the methods that are used are cruel to the animal and makes them suffer. Although animal testing has helped scientists to find cures, it comes at a heavy price.
Did you know that Seaworld’s parking lots are bigger than the areas where they keep their whales? This and other examples are why animals should not be held in captivity. Animals should not be held in captivity because of the inhumane treatment, lack of education for kids, and loss of freedom. The first reason why animals should not be held in captivity is because of the inhumane treatment.
The laboratories in which rabbits and other animals are tested, the rabbits are held in small cages by themselves for weeks and months. There is no sunlight and the rabbits are not allowed to go outside. Rabbit 32 which is one of the 170,000 rabbits who will be killed this year due to animal testing, is locked up by himself waiting for people to do test on him. Some of the tests that Rabbit 32 has endured is being fed chemicals to see how it affects the rabbit. Another test that the scientist do is, a device to hold the rabbit down so it cannot move and the scientist drip chemicals into the eyes and onto the skin and wait to see how the rabbits react to the chemical.
Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. Animal rights are violated when they are used in researches. They have a basic moral right to respectful treatment (Regan, 1985). Some scientist uses animals without any permission to the animal welfare. Animals are not humans so people should not use them for scientific testing to make products that are not safe.
Ethical Perspective: Exotic Pet Owner When it comes down to taking care of an exotic pet, many pet owners will realize this is not an easy task. According to Big Cat Rescue (BCR), one of the most accredited sanctuaries dedicated to housing abused and abandoned big cats, your first year of owning a small to midsize cat can run you about $22,000, with annual expenses being $2,300. If you wanted the full big cat experience, as many do, your first year can cost you $94,000 with an additional $8,000 annual cost. This is a pricey investment, that many owners of exotic pets are not aware of upon purchasing their animals. Since adequate care would be out of their price range, pet owners will often cut corners to cut the cost.
Animals cannot talk so they cannot agree to being tested on, nor can they say “stop” or “no.” These animals have to sit in silence and put up with the pain. There are always an alternative ways to figure out the information that comes from animal testing. It is proven that approximately 90 percent of experimental drugs that are tested safe and effective for animals fail in human trials because they are fatal or they do not work(DoSomething.org). There are nearly 50 different ways to test that does not include animals.