Pain: Differences Between Humans And Animals

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First, animals do suffer and feel pain. Humans do have a moral compass when it comes to their beloved pets, especially cats and dogs. These special animals are put on pedestals, unlike any others. Pets are definitely animals that can suffer and feel pain. There are laws in place to halt cruelty to such animals, but this is where the line is drawn. Animal below said pedestal are in danger of being exploited by the highly dangerous humans. It is ridiculous to say these animals because they cannot speak the human language cannot feel pain. Animals that cannot say they are pain, obviously are not in pain. In the article “Philosophy and Animal Studies: Calarco, Castricano, and Diamond” writer Elisa Aaltola acknowledges that “The suffering …show more content…
The biological similarities are astounding. Both, humans and animals have central nervous systems and many of the same internal organs. For instance, chimpanzees are very similar to humans and some of these special animals have the ability to speak to humans with the use of sign language. Although, these are the only animals viewed as honorary humans. Furthermore, when humans are in pain do they always choose language to relay the message, the answer is definitely not. Pain can be so excruciating that facial expressions, thrashing around, or screaming incoherently are the methods to express human pain. If an average person were to study non-humans at a great length; it would not take long before one could understand what animals were say with body language. In Animal Liberation writer Peter Singer acknowledges this by saying, “Those who have studied the behavior of other animals soon learn to understand their responses at least as well as we understand those of an infant.” For example, how a mother understand her infant child, who by the way does not have the ability to speak. Animals not being able to express pain with a language is just an excuse to kill …show more content…
Animals have been a source of food for humans since the beginning of time. For instance, at one time humans had to hunt to survive, but they have graduated to the cruelty practice of factory farming. Scientist are creating ways to grow animals abnormally faster and bigger, by pumping them full of growth hormones and antibiotics. At times, animals grow so fast they cannot even support their own weight. In addition to this, farmers rob these animals of the right to turn around in their cages. These conditions are appalling. Most people against factory farming would agree that killing animals is fine as long as it is done humanly. In an article titled “The Carnivore’s Ethics,” writer Dominque Lestel states that “Killing an animal to feed oneself is acceptable, provided that the means of killing entails the least possible suffering for the animal.” These commiserating individuals are a far cry from being animal

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