It is hard to understand why an animal should be used to conduct research which is aimed at finding medicine for the human disease (Singer) . Singer notes that majority of human beings believe that other species are there to make human life comfortable and therefore it is inevitable to use nonhuman to please human. Sussex university philosophers believe that it is through liberty, fraternity, and equality that human will change their attitudes towards animals and consider mistreatment of the animal as a practice which should not happen (Singer). By classifying animal exploitation as illegal, it will be possible to attract the
Blackfish (2013) is an American documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and produced by Manuel V. Oteyza. The documentary primarily concerns the controversy of captured Killer Whales at the theme park Sea World, primarily that of Tilikum, an Orca responsible for the deaths of 2010 SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and two other individuals. The documentary begins with this incident but goes as far back to the 1970 's show the audience how young Orcas are captured in the wild and taken from their families and natural environments. Since its release at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Blackfish has achieved both critical acclaim and caused controversy regarding SeaWorld 's treatment of its animals as well as retaliation from SeaWorld as to the legitimacy of the film 's claims.
On the other hand there are some people who believe animals should not have basic human rights. Perhaps they don 't deserve it because animals don 't know right from wrong when their natural instinct is to survive. You can 't punish a animal for killing another animal the way you can punish a human for murder. Humans understand right from wrong. Giving animals basic human rights is also not a good idea because giving animals human rights would mean not being able to test on animals.
Almost all whales die of bacteria in the lungs or lack of exercise. While Seaworld claims that these shows inspire children, the whales are getting sick. The whales are forced to to tricks for food. None of these stunts would naturally happen in the wild. Seaworld is in it for the money.
As a result of sharks’ fins and teeth hunting, the number of these animals has significantly decreased. White sharks are often caught in large tuna nets, while hunting on them, or can also get trapped in special complex nettings that protect beaches. The English shark protection organization “Shark Trust” confirms that up to 73 million sharks are killed in targeted hunts for fins annually. Combining all the data worldwide- 200 million sharks are killed around the world each year. This is a great paradox because the number of humans killed by sharks compared to these numbers is insignificant.
They argue that the pluralism in a society would have different attitudes towards the treatment of animals so the state should resist interfering with different conceptions of the good . He does not reject the humanitarian side; the importance of human duties towards animals, but it is different to justice. Justice is a matter for legal state enforcement; in this sense we do need to regard animal rights in this language of justice and not only in terms of morality because it has no legal standing and we do need animal rights to have legal significance to protect them from cruelty ; in this sense we have to regard animals with morality and justice
Some people appreciate this use of animals; but there are those that do not agree with these uses. There is one specific organization that advocates for the rights of animals to not ever be eaten or used by humans in any fashion and believe that animals should never be used for anything- not even as pets. This organization is called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In order to understand the problem of PETA and their extreme views on the
However, Robert Garner and Sarah Rose A. Miller who are opponents of animal experimentation claim that it is unacceptable because it causes animals to suffer. Two aspects of the arguments about animal research are about the use of laboratory animals and the idea of using substitution for live animals, and although the authors mostly disagree
However, in some researches and documentaries, we see that they are able to recognize what is going around them. They also have feelings and they feel the pain, like us. Those people, who defend that nonhuman animals should be used in researches, argue that animals do not have moral characteristics, they cannot reason and defend their rights. Nevertheless, some experiments, not in biological ones, show that animals can act in humanitarian ways towards the members of their own species.
This knowledge discourages young consumers when it comes to eating shark fin soup. On the other hand, this belief is popular in older generations because they believe that these foods are actually aiding a person’s health. According to marine ecologist and research assistant professor, Neil Hammerschlag and his colleagues, testing the fins of 10 different species of sharks for BMAA. BMAA was found in all the species, many of which are part of the shark fin trade such as the hammerhead shark. With years upon years of common belief that have entered the brain of older generation, trying to change their mindset expresses
The Dangers of Materialism Taking Precedence Above All Else Mark Twain is famously quoted saying, “Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment”. Modern day materialism is used to rationalize the bloodshed of innocent wildlife. The annihilation of nature is a pressing matter in our daily lives, which humans are able to justify through false ideological perspectives. Sitting at the top of the biological hierarchy, mankind believes themselves to be held to a higher social commitment. However, people are placing our world’s biodiversity at risk in order to achieve capital gain.