In Philip Devine 's "The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism," he, as mentioned in the title, addresses the moral aspect of consuming animal products. In short, the article is a detailed analysis of the arguments of vegetarians. Devine writes that there are two distinct groups of vegetarians: the ones who are against the suffering of animals and the ones who are against the killing of animals. The side against animal suffering will object to eat any animal product; for example, mother cows go through extreme pain when separated from their calves, so, these vegetarians would refuse to consume milk and other dairy products. The side that is against the killing of creatures will simply refrain from eating meat.
Overall, there are many different ways to approach a ethical issue as seen by the many different philosophies, however, I believe that animal testing should only be used for live saving reasons such as cure for diseases or new vaccines, not for cosmetics or other consumer goods. Nietzsche believed in power and whoever had it could do what they wanted and he would consider it just. In the case of animal testing, Nietzsche would not oppose it. Since he believes that whoever holds power in the
The validity and even humanity in animal testing is something on the margins of morale, it is not something done out of joy, it is not pleasurable for the testers or the tested themselves. So there, we are given a reason to submit the simple question of whether animal testing should be permitted at all. Why not simply cut our losses and move on to greener pastures, after all it is indeed the definition of grotesque to experiment on living beings and people may have been right to protest and raise awareness for such cruel misconducts. There must be something that can be done. However, that line of thinking quickly clashes with the fact that with the help of exactly such testing, with the sacrifice of those animal lives, human lives are saved in return.
Another is that animal testing isn’t a guaranteed option and can work differently in humans than animals. Lastly is that it is unnecessary, wrong, and there can be other solutions to testing. Animal testing should not be legal and this topic should be taken into consideration by many. First of all, innocent animals shouldn’t be tortured. They’re innocent, have no reason for dying, and our animal population is going down as well.
Animals are living creatures that have feelings just like a human being. Animals are not like us on the physical part, but that doesn’t mean that we have the right to kill, hurt or even experiment with them. If you ever had a pet or knew someone related to you who had a pet, they’d probably always be talking about how kind, sweet, beautiful, and lovely their animals are. Animal are even used to test products such as Shampoos, perfumes and cosmetics. Those products aren’t like the ones we use, they have different types of chemicals and they try them on the animals to see if it will affect us.
INTRODUCTION Traditionally around the world, animals / non-human animals are being perceivedas material goods or used for various activities such as food, clothing and fashion, research focusses, entertainment, animal hunting sport, animal slaughter in Africa for rituals and so forth. Many philosophers have been advocating in defense of animal rights such as Tom Regan who argues that our treatment to animals is wrong because we violates their rights. However, there are other movements who support animal cruelty such as religious beliefs and utilitarian approaches to animal rights which are acting in favor of humans over non-human animals. In this essay I will be defending the rights of animals and argue about the moral standing of this act
Herbivores do not only take the form of animals, but humans as well. Veganism, “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” (The Vegan Society). When people think about a vegan lifestyle, the first question, assumption or judgment is based off their diet. The food choices of a vegan have risen, deep concern, and question regarding whether or not this lifestyle is healthy or not. Today the modern American is not vegan, but what is commonly known as a “meat-eater,” or more specifically an omnivore.
993). These two examples show just how little organizations and facilities can be penalized for being substandard in their service and treatment of animals. In brief, the last reason I believe that animals should not be held in captivity is the lackluster regulations in place to help
Altering animal genes without knowing the consequent harm they will suffer raises fresh ethical problems. A moral dilemma that applies to all animal research is that who are we to decide whether the potential benefits to mankind outweigh the costs to animals. All this raises issues among environmentalists and other activists who strongly condemn animal models. CONCLUSION We see that transgenic disease models are very helpful in the diagnosis of diseases. These ease out the work and has helped us to gain knowledge about several unknown diseases.
Vegetarian Diet “Humans can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if humans eat meat, they participate in taking life of animals merely for the sake of their appetite. And to act so is immoral.”(Leo Tolstoy). Animals do feel pain as much as humans when slaughtered or hunted. On the other hand, human beings are not designed to eat meat, humans are natural herbivores, and they thrive best when they eat only plants. Although humans eat meat to maintain better nutrition, but the human body cannot digest meat, and human teeth are small and blunt.