What do you think about giving certain animals a Bill of Rights? Should animals have similar rights to the ones humans have? I believe they should be respected and well treated, for example all those chickens who get killed for our dinners or all those pigs and cows too. I believe animals should have Bill of Rights because they don’t get feeded right, they get mistreated, and they and they suffer of separation for there own kind.I Believe some animals should receive some bill of rights. First of all, animals being not feed right is just inhumane.
Animals have always played a pivotal role in societies throughout the past. Some communities praise animals, while others use them as a symbol of wealth, and some sectors own animals merely as companions. Throughout the article “The Case Against Pets” Francione and Charlton (2015) argue that animals must not be property, and consequently need to gain basic animal rights. As law professors at Rutgers University, and publishers of a book about animal rights, the author’s viewpoints and research are held credible. Nevertheless, despite their arguments being supported by validated and reliable evidence, both authors are biased towards their viewpoints.
Almost all humans want to have possession and control over their own life, they want the ability to live independently without being considered someone’s property. Many people argue that animals should live in the same way as humans because animals don’t have possession of their lives as they are considered the property of humans. An article that argues for animal rights is “The case against pets” (2016) by Francione and Charlton. Gary L Francione and Anna E Charlton are married and wrote a book together, “Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach (2015). Francione is a law professor at Rutgers University and an honorary professor at University of East Anglia.
We could get 10 times more information on animals from educational television shows such as National Geographic. We wouldn’t have to take the animals out of their natural habitats to do so either. We should not let others harm or hurt the animal population for they are part of this planet as well. It is not only humans who live in the world. If we could only relate to the animals who are imprisoned in zoos, then the whole human population would more than likely release the animals because of the conditions.
No animal should have to go through the pain and stress that many are suffering through. For the rest of the places, animals need to be returned to or left in their natural habitats. Zoos are often viewed as fun and entertaining due to the different kinds of animals. They are always showing off, looking happy and healthy. What one may not notice is what happens behind the scenes, or maybe in plain sight.
I believe that we should be against animal cruelty because animals have never done anything to us and if they have, it’s because it was how they were raised and treated from when they were little. If we stopped hurting animals and treating them like they don’t deserve to live or be loved then we would have less problems with animal cruelty and less animal attacks. I think people should have more rules and regulations to keep a pet. Such as, they can’t have a past of animal abuse or neglecting of any animals. People shouldn’t have over five pets in their house, or they might hoard and neglect their animals by not feeding them regularly or not giving them enough attention, so they might become mean or scared around people.
Animal rights is based on the idea that some or all non human animals have a right to live their own lives and to be viewed as persons rather than property this effectively makes the use of animals as research subjects, for entertainment, clothing, food and ad beasts of burden to be prohibited. A strong advocate of animal rights is the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA. In the Unites States there are plenty of organizations that hold animal rights and where volunteers can join in to support AR. These are the American you mean Association animal allies call me kete abolish sport hunting and progressive Animal Welfare Society, to name a few. In 1966 the Animal Welfare Act was signed into law and is enforced by the Animal Care, APHIS and USDA.
The last reason, people kill animals to balance the ecosystem. According to Gray points out that, it the event that the number of unwanted pets tends to higher than the number of adopters and shelters. The authorities have to decide to euthanize them”. (Gray, A, 2015) Killing animal can help the world controlling the population. Imagine that if we stop killing animals for many factors then there will be many animals roaming around.
With the rise of the Internet over the last decade, the issue of animal welfare and rights has no doubt become a large issue for discussion. This essay aims to examine the question ‘Human welfare should take priority over animal welfare. Do you agree?’ and support with my personal stand. I do not agree that human welfare should take priority over animal welfare. The American Veterinary Medical Association has distinguished between ‘welfare’ and ‘rights’.
CHAPTER 2 ANIMAL ABUSE IN EXPERIMENTS Using animals in research and to test the safety of products is a very huge issue for decades. People have different feelings for animals; many look upon animals as companions while others view animals as a means for advancing medical techniques or furthering experimental research. Individuals perceive animals, the fact remains that animals are being exploited by research facilities and cosmetics companies all across the country and all around the world. Although humans often benefit from successful animal research, the pain, the suffering, and the deaths of animals are not worth the possible human benefits. Animals' rights are violated when they are used in research.