Animal Rights “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” (Immanuel Kant). Animals play a necessary role in human life, whether you love them, hate them, try to save them or enjoy eating them. They provide us food, clothes materials, and we can use them for transportation. Animal rights are essential primarily due to present practices of animal abuse, animal hunting, and animal experimentation.
What do you think about giving certain animals a Bill of Rights? Should animals have similar rights to the ones humans have? I believe they should be respected and well treated, for example all those chickens who get killed for our dinners or all those pigs and cows too. I believe animals should have Bill of Rights because they don’t get feeded right, they get mistreated, and they and they suffer of separation for there own kind.I Believe some animals should receive some bill of rights. First of all, animals being not feed right is just inhumane.
One reason why Zoos should be banned is It can cause animal cruelty. For example, in the article Choice time “Zoo animals can't go where they please or eat when they please” This shows that the zookeeper is in charge of that animal and depends whether or not they deserved it on that day. Another example is Animals
In animal testing, nonhuman animals are used to test the possible harms and exhibit the level of effectiveness of products in the fields of medicine and cosmestics. However, animal researches leads to the isolation of animals as they are stuck in cages, cause them pain and in addition to that, it causes animals to die.
Animals are being tested, and killed because they are tested. Do you want that to happen? Well I don’t. Although animals being tested can be a good thing, I am an animal lover and don’t want animals to be hurt for sometimes purposeless. Well animals are sometimes killed in the testing.
He defends that animals shouldn’t be categorised in such word. He often says when you say “animals” you start to cage some thoughts about animals. Each animals have different features and they shouldn’t be categorise together under the same word. Derrida uses these scare quotes to create an irony to word “the animal” and he often says “that men have instituted a name they have given themselves the right and the authority to give to the living other.” ( 23). Throughout the essay he keeps on coming back to what “animal” means and why they were called animals.
It is evident throughout the article that both Halkon and the main subjects which she argues for, Humane Society International (HSI) and Ricky Gervais, have taken an ethnocentric stance in voicing out their opposition against Yulin dog meat eating practices. By imposing their idiosyncratic opinion and understanding of justifiability of actions on that of Yulin culture, their ability to acknowledge and develop a sociological understanding of cultural practices apart from their own is thus impaired. Highly biased and even hyperbolic accounts are therefore being laid out by Halkon and her sources throughout the article. While the Yulin Dog Meat Festival may seem savagely cruel and may have enraged many, the Yulin locals view their culture of consuming dog meat in a very different perspective. To them, dog meat carries an abundance of health benefits and is of high nutritional value.
Many of the concerns of the ethicality of animal experimentation is understood by the people who still believe animal testing is necessary. Many regulations are enforced on animal studies in an attempt to make them as moral as possible. Additionally, there are also campaigns that advocate the regulation on animal testing “ which advocates the search (1) for the replacement of animals with non-living models; (2) reduction in the use of animals; and (3) refinement of animal use practices “ (Hajar 7). They understand the upset at the idea of animal testing, and they want to appease the masses by keeping the testing as humane as it can possibly be. Even with all of the outcry, there is a large group of people that see animal experimentation as a necessary evil.
The animal is used in research which is meant to benefit human beings. But although it is possible to stop using animals for in research, there is a limited chance of getting animals out of human research activities. Animals are used in research where laws are stating it is unethical to use human subjects. Many people may wonder why laws prohibit the use of human subjects but allow animal subjects. Although different people may argue differently the main reason is what Singer is fighting for which is equality of human lives and animal lives.
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 against non-human animal cruelty. BODY I believe and regard non- human animals as occupying the equal and same moral right and capacity just as human beings do.