Animal Rights And Human Health Essay

937 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Animal rights is an idea that non-human animals should be entitled to their own lives, and that they should be afforded similar consideration as human. I will argue that it is a better option for humans not to accept animal rights, and I will offer three reasons to support this claim. Firstly, Animal rights is limiting to the advancement in human health. Secondly, there are alternatives to accepting the Animal rights. Finally, Animal rights does not support animal control, which is important for sustaining ecosystems and the environment. The second point will be discussed as an extension of the first point.
In support of my first claim that animal rights can be limiting to the advancement in human health, I will offer two reasons. Firstly, supporting animal rights would hinder both process of understanding diseases and the prevention of unforeseen harmful effects of new treatments, and secondly, there are no alternative methods that can completely replace experiments on animals. A consequence of accepting animal rights is that humans will no longer be able to experiment on animals. Common animals used in laboratories include rats, which are susceptible to many of the same diseases as humans because we share more than 98% of our DNA as them. Because it is easier to control their external environment compared to humans, the association between certain factors and health outcomes can be more easily detected with minimal confounding. Due to human rights, it is very difficult to…

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