Are Zoos Unethical By:Kalynn Deppe An issue that has been hotly debated since the brink of zoos has been whether they are ethical or not. Although some believe that zoos can be beneficial to animals, thousands of research has shown this not to be true. The main reasons zoos are devious is because, there artificial environments are harmful, the animals are more prone to diseases, and it can damage children's views on society. To begin, zoos are unprincipled due to the fact that they take animals out of the wild and place them in synthetic environments that have failed to meet the animals designated standard of living. For example, research has shown that some larger animals need for space is not fulfilled in their confined cages.
do not correctly predict real-world human reactions.” (New Technologies) The animals in labs behave differently and more strangely than animals in the wild, and it is regarded as normal. One career researcher assumed that monkeys rocking back and forth in captivity is something that “they just do” (New Technologies). The animals are emotionally stresses, which can upset the results of the experiments- yet another reason why we should not use animals in laboratory tests. “They experience ongoing mental and physical suffering from the endless boredom. Confinement, fear, and emotional stress of daily laboratory life.
Animal testing has abused thousands and thousands of animals. From shattering the hearts of millions of animal lovers, making beagles inhale poison, locking animals in small cages and horrifying the poor innocent things. Here’s the evidence to support that animal testing must stop soon. Heartless scientists put thousands of adorable animals through trauma and pain just for medicines, drugs and much more. Animals lives are just as important and valuable as humans.
“Every year more than 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in other ways”. Animals all over the world are treated this way. They are kept in labs all their lives. And I think it is horrible. Animal testing is unreliable, not needed and is very expensive.
Animal experimentation is unacceptable because it is unethical. The article “Animal Experimentation” it states, “many people object to the use of animals in scientific studies because the animals are denied their freedom and often suffer serious injury and discomfort.” People disagree with animal experimentation because the animals do not have the freedom to choose. Animals cannot speak for themselves to tell whether or not they want to get tested on, because of this then the animals that are tested on suffer a lot of discomfort and injuries. Another reason why animal experimentation is unethical because it is unreliable. In “Animal Testing is Bad Science” states that “The Federal Drug Administration has noted that 92 percent of all drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal test fail in human trials because they don’t work or are dangerous.” This shows that doing experiments on animals are unreliable and do not always have the same effect on humans.
According to DoSomething.org, “Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.” Also, it is said that all 50 states have animal cruelty laws and it is also counted as a “felony provision” but, how is burning, crippling, poisoning, and abusing can be counted for as animal cruelty (Humanesociety.org). Animals sit there feeling petrified while scientist pinch and poke them, they wait until a burning sensation begins to go throughout their eyes and the pain slowly increases. Also, during these experiments the scientists often use restraining equipment in order to prevent the animal to stop moving. Some experiments just call for part of the body to be immobilized while others call for the entire body(Neavs.org). Animals cannot talk so they cannot agree to being tested on, nor can they say “stop” or “no.” These animals have to sit in silence and put up with the pain.
Put animal testing to Sleep There isn’t one person who could visit an animal testing facility without deciding that it is wrong. At the same time, there is not one reasonable person who could visit a maximum security prison and agree that murderers, drug dealers, child molesters and rapists deserve a comfortable life. On average, over 7,000 inmates die each year in prison, whether from fight breakout, or old age. Over one thousand animals either die immediately after medical testing, or suffer from the effects for the rest of their life. Everyday animals are abused and tortured in the name of science or product safety.
Animal Cruelty Have you ever wondered how much atrocious animal treatments are occurring around the world? The average number of animal abuse cases reported in the media each year is 1,920 according to a study conducted this year by Statistic Brain Research Institute. Moreover, a lot of animals struggle around the globe because they are often beaten, neglected and hunted, which forces them to fight for survival. Helpless animals continue to be exploited by humans and are still constantly being robbed of their lives. Thus, animal cruelty is the killing, exploiting and neglecting the needs of animals that are causing extinction and nonessential suffering.
People say negative things on the media so if others see it, they believe it’s true and just believe what others think, but in reality it shouldn’t work like that. Humans say things poorly about pitbulls that give them a bad reputation, therefore these dogs end up in animal shelters. “Researchers found that potential pet owners were less likely to take home a dog if shelters called it a pit bull because the breed is negatively perceived and considered less friendly and more aggressive than other breeds,” (Source F). It takes pitbulls almost three times longer to be adopted from animal shelters. A lot of people just believe pits are mean and can hurt you based off of their past.
We need to stop makeup, cleaning products, medicine and all other chemical based products being tested on animals not only because it is horrendously cruel but there is also a huge amount of money that is wasted in the process of testing. According to most statistics, human results only agree 5-25 percent of the time which means that the process of animal testing is practically pointless as the results hardly ever benefit our knowledge of how to improve the products