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.
A high number of people, according to polls, state that they would rather like to see an alternative to testing. While many say that animal testing must be done to guarantee safety, it isn’t actually safe. Products tested on animals may be poisonous to humans but companies use labels stating “may be dangerous” for liability purposes.“Testing cosmetics on animals is a cruel, outdated and unnecessary practice. Our nation’s largest trading partner — the European Union — has banned the sale of animal-tested cosmetics and proven it is possible to produce safe cosmetics without harming animals.” (Bob Barker, 2006). The reason laboratories don’t want to find an alternative is because of the time, work, money, and they take an observation.
I argue animals ARE as important as us. Discrimination is extremely relevant in today’s society and contrary to many beliefs it is not just a problem between humans. Animals face discrimination just as we do. If you don’t believe animals are discriminated against consider how we give some animals - our pets - homes, food and our affection and others are sent to the slaughter house or squashed under our foot without a second thought. This is discrimination in its lesser known form.
Animals are living, breathing, innocent creatures, who feel pain and neglect just like we do. They do not deserve to be treated this way! A duck being stabbed in the head, a cat being shot by an arrow, organized dog fighting rings are some of the many ways animals on a daily basis. If this type of abuse happened to humans, there would be no question in much harsher sentences, then why is it not the same for animals? Lastly, it’s important to consider, that one day these animals abusers are abusing animals, what makes you think they are going to stop there?
This shows how wild pets are dangerous and can attack you at any moment. Even though they are raised to like humans or by humans they are still wild animals and have the instinct and smell for blood no matter what you do to them ( Rainsford pg.18). Also according to Killer Pets by Blair Rainsford, “ They can make you sick, too. They can give humans many diseases, from measles to monkeypox.” ( Rainsford pg.18). The phrase above shows how much having a wild pet can hurt your health and how much of
Animals can feel just as much pain, loss, and fear as any human yet scientists continue to expose them to inhumane experiments. If scientists keep wasting their time on the same outdated methods they will impede the discovery of life saving technology. Scientists could find countless cures in less time by using new methods versus continuing to test on innocent animals. Millions of lives could be saved yet the majority of scientists refuse to evolve with the science. Adding the fact that using animals has proven to be a dangerous and unreliable procedure, it is no wonder that people are supporting the elimination of this tired system.
As a reader the introduction gives specific insight to read further about the paper. The writer grabs the attention regarding the various ways animal cruelty is established from people such as animal hoarding, which can be caused by someone mental health issues. The writer is stating true facts that are happening on continuous basis regarding animals being mistreated by people. The writing is proving the different behaviors that may cause animal cruelty. The thesis and background is a strong claim by providing ideas such as starvation of animals, death, neglect, medical assistance, and food.
Rainsford disagrees with Whitney, who believes that animals can comprehend the fear of pain and death. Rainford exposes his selfishness and lack of empathy by saying, “‘Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes-the hunters and the huntees. Luckily you and I are hunters’”(2). His actions throughout the story show his cruelty too.
Animal experimentation is also ineffective method. The main reason why they are inaccurate is because of the huge differences between humans and animals. Many times animals have been tested on a drug and the drug was considered not harmful. But, was then later tested on a human and the human died. Animal testing is just killing animals for no reason because there will always be the first human to test a new drug or cosmetic.
Why do people abuse animals? Why do people neglect animals? Why do people make animals starve? Imagine having millions of animal hides in your own backyard. Because of animal abuse.Animal abuse is harmful because animals get treated like they are not alive and are NOT worth anything.1.Animals get abused every day, and they do NOT do anything to stop it.Animal neglect is harmful to animals and to other people because the animals get hurt, and other humans get abused by seeing the cruelty.Animals get neglected every day because they don 't act right for their owners, so they get beat.Animal cruelty happens every day and nobody tends to stop it.Animal cruelty happens every day and it DOES NOT stop.