Argument Paper on Animal Rights

2414 Words Nov 21st, 2005 10 Pages
If you had the choice to live or die which would you choose? If you had the alternative to live in a cage or in a house which would you select? If you had the option to have experiments that caused you pain preformed on you would you? The truth is that most of use would rather live, reside in a house and would not be a part of an experiment that caused us pain. However, most people accept the elements of the above conditions for non-human animals. Non-human animals should not be a part of destruction, pain, incarceration and underprivileged conditions that are caused by humans. Animal right's is a movement of individuals that support giving non-human animals life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. "People who support animal rights …show more content…
The cages the non-human animals live in are similar to a jail. The type of research that animals endure varies for example a test is preformed on animas to determine how it would affect humans. "Acute-toxicity tests evaluate the risk of short-term exposure through normal use, accidental contact with the eyes or skin, and accidental ingestion. Chronic-toxicity tests assess the effects of long-term exposure--often at low levels--to certain substances."(Altweb, FAQs)
The justification is to achieve extraordinary medicine or just simply because a new fragrance or lipstick needs to be approved for humans. For example "Scientists say monkeys are ideal for the research because their brains are similar to human brains and are affected by many of the same diseases." (Current Events) If monkeys are so similar to us why do we cause them pain? It makes the monkey no more different that a disable person or a child. If a human gets injured and cannot freely express it moral point of view should it have rights? They should have rights because they can feel and people can cause them harm just like people cause animals harm. However, our rights grant us the protection from this type of treatment not non-human animals.

Monkeys are not the only animals used in research many other non-human animals also are involved For instance:
"The great kidney transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl was once asked why he

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