Essay about Animal Rights And Its Effects On The Wellbeing Of Animals

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“Animal Rights” is the belief that like humans, animals have rights (James, 5). Englishman Henry Salt published nearly forty books. One of his books was Animals’ Rights. In this book, he said that like people, animals have rights because the animals are individuals with lives that matter to them. Because of this, Salt argued that animals deserve to be free from human interference (Treanor, 28). Although not everyone agrees with animal rights, they are important in our society because animals are being abused in experiments, being mistreated in zoos, being used in educational purposes, and suffering other abuses and they need to be protected by both individuals and groups.
Violations of animals are widespread and can have a bad effect on the wellbeing of animals. Every year around the world approximately 56 billion animals are bred, raised, and killed for the only purpose of providing food (Flinn). No longer are animals raised in the fresh air like one thinks of as a traditional farm. Instead, “intensive” farming is used. These farms use less labor and land and can effectively produce less expensive meat, eggs, and milk. Many pigs live in concrete stalls without hay and some may never see daylight in their entire life (James, 16). This is not right, though they grow they never live. It is abuse.
Often animals are used for educational purposes like dissecting frogs in labs at school. Each year, an estimated 20 million animals equaling around 170 or more different species…

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