Using animals in research and to test the safety of products has been a topic of heated debate for decades. According to data collected by F. Barbara Orlans for her book, In the Name of Science: Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation, sixty percent of all animals used in testing are used in biomedical research and product-safety testing (62). People have different feelings for animals; many look upon animals as companions while others view animals as a means for advancing medical techniques or furthering experimental research. However individuals perceive animals, the fact remains that animals are being exploited by research facilities and cosmetics companies all across the country and all around the world. Although humans often benefit
Other CAS scholars such as Jonathan L. Clark, in his article “Labourers or Lab Tools? Rethinking the Role of Lab Animals in Clinical Trials,” and Agnieszka Kowalczyk, in her article “Mapping Non-Human Resistance in the Age of Biocapital,” likewise take up the question of animal resistance, both concerning themselves with Foucault’s theories of power relations as well as Marxist approaches. While Wadiwel, Clark, and Kowalczyk all offer insightful and compelling analyses of animal resistance, they only arrive at edge of discussing what animal resistance would mean to the ALM, leaving a gap regarding how acknowledging animal resistance could profoundly alter the animal liberation project moving
Some people hate rodents including mice and rats, but using them for testing is not okay. Horses, cats, dogs, bird and even fish are now used in testings. These animals were just a few of the hundreds used for the research and testing. Animal testing should be prohibited because it’s cruel and inhumane, animals are being tortured while in those labs, and the experiments are wasting animals lives. One of the most important and most talked about is laboratories are inhumane and cruel to a large assortment of animals.
For how long will we let innocent animals be tortured by harsh chemicals? Right now there are about 100 million animals around the world that are being tested on in a laboratory. Animal testing is a serious issue that needs to be stopped. Animals are having harsh chemicals from household products being tested on them, and it causes an enormous amount of pain and suffering to these poor animals. This pain needs to end, and only we can end it.
Importantly, this cuts across species lines, and does not, due to fact of species membership, automatically accord humans a higher moral status over all other species of animal. This view isn't inherently interested in species, instead, in determining moral status, it focuses on whether or not an individual holds capacities of sentience and self-consciousness, and to what degree (Singer 2000: 320).
These animals may be the property of humans but the animals are not forced to obey the humans or work for them, which shows that it is an invalid comparison. Furthermore, animals have different demands, wants and needs compared to humans as they are different species that live under different conditions, where humans do not know what the animals want as there is no communication between the animals and humans. Therefore, each species should have a different type of lifestyle and different rights, so the authors argument towards animals and humans having similar rights is irrational. In addition, the authors are against the property of animals by humans yet have six dogs as pets which make them hypocritical since these pets are considered their property. They cannot set an example towards the issue they are discussing, which is the rights of animals not to be property, when they are going against their own argument by having six animals as their
Many animals suffer from this abuse will also display weird behaviours such as hiding, walking with their heads down and tails between their legs, or cringing when someone approaches like. As stated in statistic brain website, 68% of them were reported as direct violence. The examples of direct violence are fur farming where the animals are skinned alive for their fur. Besides, the animal was forced to fight, become an experimentation material and uses of animals, including endangered species, for Traditional Chinese Medicine which is horrific cruelty. It threatens the survival of endangered species and causes a life of misery and agony for many animals because the trade is so lucrative to poachers.
Numerous people have attempted to justify the use of such methods by putting down or rather, dismissing the animal as a creature lacking the mental capacities to be considered equals to that of a human being. In their book "Animal Experimentation : The Moral Issue" authors Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum say, "holders of rights must have the capacity to comprehend rules of duty, governing all including themselves" (104). He then goes on to explain that "animals do not have such moral capacities" (Baird 105). And as a result of this "we can't violate their rights because they have none" (Baird 105). Dismissing the animal as nothing more then an object may not seem like the most reasonable defense against the use of animals for testing
Testing on animals will make them blind, sick, and many more dangerous actions. Animals should not die or be harmed for unnecessary products. They will make more animals die for products that not everyone needs. The research will harm all types of animals that could be endangered. A bunny becomes bond just so we can use mascara.
All it is saying is that that are going to get these helpless animals and these people at BSI are going to gas them with chemicals, inject them with diseases, and risk of killing them. It says that some animals have died in this process and won’t even get recorded into the data, so the number of 115 million animals used, isn’t exact. This medicine will cause psychological stress and pain to these animals. The same animals that could be in your house right now. Do you really want people to kill these animals that could be found in your house?