Inhumane Treatment Of Animal Rights

1036 Words 4 Pages
There have been animal rights issues in the past that have reflected the idea do animals have rights? Animals have been subjected to human studies, breed for food consumption, and been subjected to perform in human sporting events for our entertainment. I myself am an animal lover and believe that all animals have rights as living creatures. I do see the need to pursue research to better the future, but not all research has to involve testing on animals. The truth is that animals are used for tests that determine the safety of drugs and cosmetics on human beings. There are a lot of factors involved in this subject which is why it is such a controversial topic being discussed today. I feel that inhumane treating of animals for sport and mass …show more content…
A lot of species of animals have been domesticated over time, and the human population has exploited many of these animals in clinical research and for food. I do believe that some animal right activists have blown issues out of proportion or have taken overly extreme actions. For example, in 2009 Daniel Andreas was placed on the FBI 's list, he is under federal indictment for igniting explosive devices outside of two Northern California biotechnology firms which were directly related to animal testing facilities for biomedical research. (Russell, 2012). Animals were put here on earth and they have just as much right to be here as we do. In my opinion, everything on earth has the right to humanity. Animals of all sorts do not deserve abuse or cruelty. They should not be abused or made to suffer pain. If they are being slaughtered for food, it should be done the most humane way possible and with the least painful method that will produce healthy meat. There are more resourceful methods of treating animals as kindly as possible, we just have to implement these processes and make sure that they are being followed. Anyone who tries to argue that animals are not on the same level as a human should watch a wounded animal. That animal will exhibit that same reaction to pain that a human would exhibit. If you accidentally step on a dog 's paw, the dog will squeal just …show more content…
I do not fully believe that animal rights are completely equivalent to human rights, but I hold true to the fact that animals have the right to be treated humanely because animals do have basic senses and emotions. Regan does mention that animals can feel pain and suffering, and I do agree with his view on that. So, what would be the consequences of giving animals rights? The major consequence that I see about giving animals rights is that farm factories would have to be monitored more closely to ensure that animals are being treated fairly and humanely. This means that no animal will be subjected to unnecessary pain and suffering. I do see that this would probably inflate the cost of meats, dairy, and eggs since animals would be governed over more closely, which would take up more time and

Related Documents