People Should Not Accept The Doctrine Of Animal Rights Essay

1181 Words Oct 1st, 2016 5 Pages
I will argue that people should not accept the doctrine of animal rights, and I will offer three reasons to supports this claim. 1) Animal rights can to be limiting to the advancement of human wellbeing, 2) Animal control is important for sustaining the ecosystem, and 3) There are alternatives to accepting the animal rights, one in particular being animal welfare. The second point will be discussed in conjunction with the first two points.
In support of the claim that animal rights is limiting for the advancement of humanity, I will offer two reasons. It is an important process for; 1) understanding of and thus more rapid discoveries for curing diseases and 2) preventing unforeseen harm caused by treatments.
A consequence of accepting the doctrine of animal rights is that humans will no longer be able to experiment on them. This will hinder the process of understanding diseases or how drugs work and therefore will limit or at least severely prolong our ability to cure diseases.
Common animals used in laboratories include rats which share more than 98% of DNA with humans and are therefore susceptible to many of the same diseases as humans. Also, because it is easier to control the environment compared to humans, direct effects of associations to certain health outcomes can be more easily detected with minimal confounding.
Due to human rights, it is very difficult to conduct similar experiments on humans and therefore even the most accurate epidemiological experiments such…

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