Animal Cruelty - Essay 7

1237 Words Nov 29th, 2005 5 Pages
While many people would like to think animal cruelty no longer exist, what people fail to realize is that it is still happening all over then world today. The treatment of animals is completely unethical. Ethics is defined as, the study of moral standards and how they affect conduct. We live in a world governed by ethics and the concept or right and wrong. This is why animal cruelty in today society is so unreal. The fact animals are still regarded as a product rather then living breathing creatures is morally wrong. Unfortunately our morals don't extend to animals. Although many people claim that they are against animal cruelty they still see animals as forms of entertainment, clothing, and experiments which is complete unethical. Animals …show more content…
In one experiment, "monkeys were forced to endure surgical procedures in which metal pipes were implanted into their skulls for the sole purpose of inducing stress to study the connection between stress and women's menstrual cycles" (Animal Research). While animals have proven useful in medical research they do not deserve to be treated this way. Studies have shown that when artificially created diseases are created in a lab they differ from real diseases, as does the animal's reaction due, to the fact that animals and humans differ biologically. This has proven that animal research is not always effective nonetheless; "115 million animals are experimented on and killed in laboratories in the U.S. every year" (Stop Animal testing). Animal deaths through research are not justified and are morally no different then murder. Despite the fact that animals are tormented in experiments they are kept in laboratories while they await their death. What is life in a laboratory like? The animals are locked in cages and denied social interaction. This treatment is similar to the way dangerous criminals are treated in prison. "Rats and mice are denied a place to dig and hide. Dogs and cats are deprived of exercise, affection, and the homes that they long for with families to care for them. Rabbits have no room to leap. Pigs cannot root in the ground or build their nests" (Life in the Laboratory). However, some

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