The Difference Between Animal Welfare And Animal Rights

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Which side are you on? Animal welfare or Animal rights? What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights? People who are for animal rights think animals should not be treated badly or used in any way to benefit humans, mostly are vegan. Animal welfarists believe in treating animals with respect and giving the best conditions possible (Geer, 1,2). The history of animal rights is diverse, What is going on to help improve animal rights? Thesis statement? A one sentence statement that sums up your entire paper. The difference between Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, “Animals rights advocates are campaigning for no cages, while animals welfarists are campaigning for bigger cages, (Geer, 1). Animal rights activists believe …show more content…
“Animal research and testing is the use of nonhuman animals in scientific procedure (Rosen, p.6).” Scientists use animals for research in many different experiments. Many scientists believe they are very important and provide a great service to the scientific community, but what does the scientific community do for the animals. Most treat their animals with respect but some such as Huntington Life Sciences do not. Once a television crew placed a hidden camera in one of their laboratories, the hidden camera filmed two employees beating and shaking a dog used for animal testing in HLS. Since they were caught on camera the employees were suspended and prosecuted, but what if they weren’t caught. Many scientists do not hurt animals used for testing in research because it could affect the results of their experiment, but the research itself could hurt the animals (Rosen, p.5). Tens of millions of animals are used in research each year (Rosen, p.6). Peoples opinion on animal testing usually depends on how it affects them, its purpose, the species used, and how much the animal could suffer (Rosen, p.6). The biggest concern is how much the animal will suffer due to the testing. In 2006 the department of agriculture concluded that 670,000 of animals used in testing only experience momentary pain or distress, 420,000 were given pain relievers and, 84,000 were not. Their research did not include rats, mice, birds or invertebrates (Rosen, p.35). Pain is categorized into four different levels in the UK, mild, moderate, substantial, and unclassified. Animals who were put through unclassified pain were put to sleep immediately after the experiment (Rosen, p.35). Many people believe that one reason children and young people do not like the scientific field is because of how animals are treated in labs (Rosen, p.38). So the scientific community should do all it can to minimize animal

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