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.
Animals do not have rights due to the lack of human knowledge, facilities such as zoos and the use of animals research. Animal rights and welfare are commonly confused. Animal welfare keeps animals from being abused or from suffering. Laws such as the Animal Welfare Act. guarantee animals the right to animal welfare.
It allows us to test whether medicines are safe, and this therefore would provide us more knowledge about our health and how we can solve possible diseases. However, I believe that as long as we use animals for information and a greater understanding in science, it should be acceptable under the right conditions and standards. This indicates that the animals should not be hurt severely, and as the activists claim, an animal should be put to sleep if they are majorly injured. Lastly, I do not think it is fair to use the animals for cosmetics. Injuring a species just for our beauty or hygiene would be selfish and too immoral to be ethically
The bill of rights should protect animals from murder, fighting, and neglect. If we don't change the way we treat animals we won’t have any animals. Everyone thing on this planet has it job, as humans our job is to help maintain peace and treat those who can't stand up for themselves fairly. Animals deserve a fair chance at life. They want live, have children and share their love just like we do.
If they have equal rights then why animals cannot? (Singer, 1989). However, as I have mentioned before, animals do not have cognitive abilities. They cannot learn our human languages and express their thoughts. They cannot fight for equality as women, and black people did because they are
Most of them compare animal testing to racism or sexism. According to these activists, all animal deserve respect and should not suffer for any reason. And I agree with them because the vast majority of experiments using animals are so invasive and damaging. These poor animals do not willingly sacrifice themselves for the advancement of human welfare and new technology. Sadly, everyday animals' rights are violated when they are used in experiments because they are not given a
For instance, in present-day technology, new advancements such as computer simulations or stem cell and genetic testing methods could be used as an alternative for the testing on animals. While many companies use animals as a first option to test their new product, not all experiments are essential. The text from the story, “Use of Animals in Biomedical Research,” supports this claim by stating, “The arguments advanced by animal rights activists in opposing the use of animals in biomedical research … are scientific, emotional, and philosophic. … The scientific challenge raised by the animal rights activists goes to the heart of the issue by asking whether animal experiments are necessary for scientific and medical process and whether all the experiments being performed and all the animals being used are justified and required” (623). In other words, this claim suggests that animal rights activists do not believe that all conducted tests are completely fundamental.
The use of animals as objects is a fundamental aspect of our society. Anyone who has looked into becoming vegan or eating less meat can attest to that first hand. Not only do we eat them and add their byproducts to our food but we test on them for our medical and cosmetic benefit and we keep them as pets to comfort ourselves. It is so fundamental that often when presented with any objection to this practice people are surprised and confused to why one might care about a cow, chicken or chimpanzee. However the fact that the moral value we currently afford animals is not often questioned in average life does not imply we should not afford them moral value.
Have you ever wondered where the word animal did came from or what does it mean? well basically it was stated that the definition of the word animal comes from the Latin word “animalis” meaning “having birth “ but if we talked about the biological definition of the word refers to all member of the kingdom animalia. According to Lubinski (2004),Animals have an irreplaceable role in humans life , they are part of our livelihood, companions ,inspiration and of course food and clothing all over the world (P.1) Animals feel, eat, love and have families just like us, so they have right that should not be violated the same as the human rights that can’t be broken. As Lincon (n.d) once said “I am in the favor of animal rights as well as the human rights. That is the way of a whole human being”.
When talking about justice, it becomes problematic to define the concepts and understand who should be the receiver and in what way they should receive justice. Nevertheless, for humans, there is always someone being an advocate for their rights, at least the person interested in a government or a society respecting their own human rights. For animals it is another story since animals do not have the option of communicating and fighting for their rights alone, people need to be the advocates of this group. In recent times, the justice that needs to be given towards animals has become an ardent issue with different opinions in the matter. These opinions, however, need a basic theory of justice to base their arguments and legitimize them.