Animals carry an important role throughout human lives every day. Humans look to animals for numerous things such as: pets, a means of production, food, entertainment, experimental means, etc. Many animals carry human like traits, which raises many arguments and different positions on the subject of whether animals deserve rights while others feel that animals are simply animals, but may have certain interests that humans are obligated to respect. The issue is that many people confuse the terms animal rights and animal welfare when there is a fundamental difference between the two that revolves around the rights that humans have to use animals. There are many animal rights organizations including but not limited to: Best Friend’s Animal Society, The Humane Society of the United States, and the largest animal’s rights movement, People for Ethical
Tragic Testing More than 100 million animals are used in medical laboratories for testing in the United States per year. The grim reality of animal testing is barbaric and horrifying. These animals do not have a voice to refuse such unethical treatment against their will. Testing on animals has been conducted for numerous decades with only little improvement for the environment in which these animals maintain their survival. Therefore, it is up to humans to fight for animal rights.
The “Chicago Four” are four beagles who were freed last April and adopted by families living in the Chicago area. The four dogs were released by an animal advocacy group called the Beagle Freedom Project. These dogs were able to leave behind a life that is still a reality for thousands of other animals today. According to CBS, research labs had over two thousand dogs in the Chicago area alone (Bellware). With millions of animals in testing, the controversy over whether or not animals should be used in experiments rises.
Harry Harlow performed an experience many years ago that opened our eyes to the effects from the touch of a mother’s love to a child and if we need a mother to develop properly or if we can just have someone there to feed us and we deal with everything else on our own, such as being frightened or being placed in a strange room. He focuses on the two debates, the drive-reduction theory which is based on the idea that the bonds that children and mothers developed were the food and warmth mothers provided to meet their child’s biological needs. The other debate he wants to prove is with the attachment theorists. They feel that the provision of security through contact. Harlow was determined to figure out if the provision of food or contact is more
In recent years, it is reported that more than 100 million animals die from various of animal testing each year (2004), and about 70% of the animals used are mice and rats. Viewing these shocking data, I believe that many can see the cruelty of animal testing. Accurately speaking, the phrase “animal testing” is any scientific experiment or test for some research purposes in which an animal is forced to undergo something that will cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm (2017). Such animal testing dates to the mid-19th century when the experimental medical science appeared. Nowadays, with the rapidly development and in-depth study of the medical science and pathology, it shows that there are more and more needs to carry out animal
Imagine an enraged animal rights activist charging toward a scientist in a white lab coat, desperate to free the little mice that are being used as test subjects. Although comical, this scene may be quite accurate when describing the passion that animal lovers have when it comes to the touchy subject of animal testing. For centuries, animal testing has been used in the medical research field, however many are now beginning to question whether it is ethical. Millions of animals are killed per year due to animal testing, so is this practice worth banning? Animal testing is a controversial subject, with supporters pointing out the medical advances that have stemmed from animal research and animal rights activists declaring it cruel and immoral.
Animal testing has been getting worse and worse by the minute; 100 million animals die each year from the painful, death-threatening experiences. Animal testing has been around since 322 BC. Some people believe no living creature should ever be treated like that and be put in treacherous experiences that they have no say in to stop them. Others think it is a great, more realistic way for testing products we use on an everyday basis. People all over the world say it's the closest thing were ever going to get to an actual human being.
Is Animal Testing Justified Ethically? The idea and processes of animal testing and experimentation originated thousands of years ago. Back then it was only used for medical research and curiosity. Nowadays, animal testing and experimentation is used for a wide range of things; determining the effectiveness of a cancer treating drug or if a cosmetic product causes skin or eye irritation.
Issues related to animal testing are now frequently discussed. The debate about animal testing is often about if it is morally right or wrong to dominate an animal’s life to achieve human's various goals. In recent years, experiments on animals such as mice and monkey for biomedical research has been heavily critisized by various animal protection groups that such action is inhumane against animals. Animals in research facilities and cosmetics companies are suffering in pain and even death during experiments. An estimated 26 million animals are used in animal testing every year in the United States.
Are we aware that everyday we face the risk of getting a disease or simply catching the flu? Of course that we are, that is more than sure. Because of that as humans we are trying to protect ourselves on every way possible by washing our hands after touching anything dirty, pay attention to what we eat, drink and taking different sorts of medicine when it is necessary. People need to know that the medicine which will cure them is prevously tested and would not provoke any additional problems, but have you ever wondered who or what is the object of this testing? The fact that the object of this testing are animals, which suffer and die everyday in labaratories is rather shocking.