Argumentative Essay: The Cruelty Of Animals

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The cruelty of animals has the whole world in a debate. The question however, is whether or not they have rights like humans. After reading the two writings by Peter Singer and Carl Cohen, I now have a better idea of my view on this widely known controversy. I believe that everything is put on this earth for a reason, even if that reason is to be eaten. In my view, pigs are on this earth to be bacon and sausage. Although this is a harsh view, humans have to fend for themselves and receive protein for nutrition. Although I believe that it is okay to eat animals, I do not believe that cruelty is correct. Treating animals in an inhumane way should not be allowed. Animals do have a right to not be tortured for no reason at all. Animals may have rights, but not as many as a human being. I also believe that it may not be moral to eat meat, but its also not immoral. Peter Singer discusses in his writing that all animals are equal and he believes in the “fundamental principle of equality” (Singer 578). Singer refers to animals as both human and …show more content…
Nonhuman animals do not have the capacity to make moral decisions. I also believe that is is not a bad thing to eat meat. Everything is put on this earth for a reason and I believe that cows are here for steak and burgers. This may not be morally correct, but it is definitely not immoral. I also believe that it is moral to test on animals if it has a positive result to help aid humans. On the other hand, it is morally wrong to test on animals when it does not serve a purpose to humans. I am a speciesist and I believe that the life of a human is more important than the life of a bear. However, I believe that it is morally wrong to torture innocent animals for no reason. Cruelty should not be permitted, animals have a right to not be treated bad for no reason, but other than that they do not have many

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