Without animal testing, modern chemotherapies may not have been created (Orlans, 1993). Animals in research can also protect family members from severe allergic reactions that may threaten their safety. Although cosmetic research may seem useless, people do wear make-up and therefore require safe products (Orlans, 1993). Science also has a responsibility to develop new drugs and products that can save lives. Therefore, without animal testing, many of these would never reach the market (PETA, 2012).
Animals should have the right to be free from unnecessary suffering and experimentation because they are innocent creatures. An argument for opposing the Animal Bill of Rights is that research will be slowed or stopped completely, resulting in the death of humans that could have been saved. The Animal Bill of Rights is not meant to stop or prevent experimentation on animals; it is meant to limit the extraneous suffering and torment animals go through in the name of development. Animals are innocent- it cannot defend itself against malevolent human intentions. The Animal Bill of Rights is meant to prevent the exploitation of animals and refute the justification that experimentation makes animal cruelty moral.
However, the nonhuman animals we often eat, are suffering due to our selfish interest. Many claim consuming these animals is a need but it is proven we can obtain these nutrients from other food sources. Another example is nonhuman animal testing. We continuously harm animals such as mice, rabbits, cats, and so forth but do not test on humans prioritizing human life over nonhuman life. These are prime examples of speciesism demonstrating the consumer is biased over their own species.
Throughout history there has been countless research, projects, and discoveries that could be considered controversial. The one thing that they all have in common is that they all would cause some form of change. This change could be as minute as building a walmart next to a high income neighborhood to using animals to test human products. A new example of research that has caused controversy is the cloning of animals.
Leukemia used to be a death sentence with a survival rate of 4%, but now, because of testing, there is an 80% chance of survival. These odds are much more pleasant than the ones before research. People have gotten help for many diseases because of the research and testing done on animals. Not only does testing help humans, it also leads to developing life saving medical treatments for animals as well.
In the United Kingdom, every new drug must have been tested on two different species of mammals in order to make sure of the results. Without animal experimentation, medicines wouldn’t have existed. An estimated 29 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific testing. One positive point is that many medical treatments and medications have been developed from animal testing. Because animals share many features with humans, scientists use animals to test the safety of developed medications.
When you think of animals you always think about how much you distaste them or how cute they looked in a video you saw on Youtube. You never would think about the mistreatment animals face whether it is in their own environment or in a laboratory. Some people refuse to acknowledge the mistreatment of animals, but that does not make the problem go away. That is why animals need something to protect them from the unjust they face. Animals need a Bill of Rights to protect them from neglect, unnecessary experiments and humiliation, and have a right to live freely in their natural habitat.
Humans has ,have long argued for the rights of animals around the world, fighting for their right as sentient creatures to a life free of torture and suffering, some are willing to give up on no using animals such as food,clothing,makeup,and other goods. people often say that they love animals and that they consider their pets to be part of the family, but many draw the line at animal rights. All animals should have rights. Many had an argument that animals also feel pain, suffer, stress and affection just like human beings .They are living creatures just as we so they deserve the same treatment as us. “The Animal Legal Defense Fund 's Animal Bill of Rights is a petition to the United States Congress, stating the basic, rights
The next idea I will be talking about is reviving extinct and endangered species. As dangerous as it sounds, it can be very helpful for many people, even for your kids. An example would be that some animals out in the world are endangered such as giant pandas, gorillas, tigers, and dolphins. If nothing can be done to save these animals, the best way would be to clone them to build up their population. On the other hand,
Stop The Suffer: Find a Solution The estimated number of animals used in experiments worldwide in 2005 was 115.3 million, according to Cynthia Burnett (2009). Since that time and even before, animal testing became such a controversial issue. People continuously argue about important questions that concern its actual effectiveness, morality, and legality.
As if removing these animals from their natural environment was not enough, these killer whales which have an understandably predatory nature been vilified in the public for unfortunate incident which have taking place at different aquariums throughout the world. Gruesome accidents and tragic deaths demonstrate the fact that wild animals do not belong in captivity. They are maligned for these actions which are simply part of their feral nature. These wolves of the sea deserve to be flipping as close to nature as possible. They should be migrating and hunting with large family pods instead of sitting alone in comparably small tanks.
As a whole, Rifkin argues the importance of treating animals with respect based on the fact that animals share characteristics with humans. I agree that animals do deserve to be treated with respect and honor, but should animals really be treated like human beings? One must look at the imperfect world we live in, it is man against man, the survival of the fittest. This evolutionary concept even takes place in the animal kingdom, one must hunt and kill for survival. Thus, will giving a pig a toy or assuring that animals are happy, change the fact that they be slaughtered and become man’s source of nutrition?
Some would argue that hunting is not ethical and should not be considered a sport. Hunting has been a part of life since the beginning of time. Hunting as sport is ethical because it does not violate any animal rights, while being an act of exercise and helping with population control. Animal rights has become a controversial issues, because people are concerned with animal welfare, harm, suffering and death. What about a hunters rights?
They are supported by everyday people who believe that animal testing is wrong and that in today’s science we can find something more solvable. Anyone who believes that animal testing is inhuman can step up and donate and support the HSI in stopping animals from suffering around the world. HSI is already working on saving more than 100 million animals around the world as well. By converting over to 21st century science. Scientist are uncovering the cause of human illness from vital organs down to the tiniest cells.