Argument For Animal Rights

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…
One is from philosopher Peter Singer and the other person is Tom Regan. Singer 's view is a utilitarian defense of animals. Signer states that, "we should give the same respect to the lives of non-human animals as we give to the lives of humans, and that all animals, human and non-human, are equal." (Singer, 1974). Tom Regan, is known for his articles on animal rights and similar related issues. His argument is extensively laid out in his 1985 The Case for Animal Rights. Regan states that "righteous acts are those that do not violate individual 's rights, that treat individuals with respect, and that do not use individuals as a mere means to others ends." Regan 's argument is that individuals, human or not, that have inherent value. This means that they are entitled to treatment that respects this inherent value and does not harm that individual (Regan, 1985). Both Singer 's and Regan 's advocacy of animal rights and animal liberation stands for the argument that human and animal experiences might be regarded as comparable or equivalent to each other …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

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