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The Arguement Of Animal Rights

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Throughout human history, animals played an important role in people’s social and economic lives: they provide clothing, transportation, food, research, and entertainment industries to people all around the world. In some families, animals are considered to be part of their family member, and they love and care them like a baby. “The animal rights movement is regarded as having been founded in the UK in the early 1970s by a group of Oxford university post-graduate philosophy students" (Yip). Animal provides many benefits to people: they bring in huge profits from entertainment industries, serve as food sources, and are used for testing and experimentation; however, since animals are often treated wrongfully and unethically due to their inability…show more content…
First of all, many animals have financial value to humans. For example, animals give people many job opportunities and financial interests in the animal trade, like livestock farmers, medical companies, zookeepers, circus trainers, jockeys and many others (Kim). Secondly, animals are the main sources of food survival for human beings, and they have been serving food for the longest time in human history and still continue to do so. Animal products can improve human nutrition and it is part of a healthy, balanced diet (“Meat and Health”). Another advantage of using animals is the testing. For instance, medicines, cosmetics, food, and other things need to be tested before it becomes available to the public. Moreover, scientists use animals in medical research to study how to diagnose, cure and prevent disease, likewise researchers also use animals for testing to try to protect the people from dangerous chemicals, such as those included in household products (Renneboog). Animals are used in many examples because their bodies often react in a similar way to that of a human…show more content…
Animals cannot voice their opinions so people always exploit animal rights. For example, animals in zoos or circuses are forced to live in stressful and boring conditions. Removed from their natural habitats and social structures, they are confined to small, restrictive environments that deprive them of mental and physical stimulation (“Zoos”). Moreover, surplus animals are sold not only to zoos, but also to circuses, and even for slaughter. Also, physical punishment has always been the standard training method for animals in circuses. Animals are beaten and abused to make them perform perfectly. Some circus trainers use electrical shock prods or other devises to control animals. Besides that, they drug some animals to make them manageable and surgically remove their teeth (“Circuses: Three Rings of Abuse”). Furthermore, there are a lot of people who kill animals for the sake of enjoyment or hobby. Another negative act is that humans use animals for their usage, like furs. According to my research, “one billion rabbits are killed each year so that their fur can be used in clothing or for lures in fly-fishing or trim on craft items” (Benzan). For instance, some big companies, like “Hermes”, crocodiles are killed, for luxury bags, belts, footwear and accessories. I believe that all these acts are very cruel and inhumane and that they need to be diminished in order to give
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