The Importance Of Animal Rights, And Human Rights
“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” Abraham Lincoln. Over time animals have been exploited and lost their freedoms. Even Presidents and citizens of the United States in the seventeenth century cared about animals. Animals need to be given rights. Animals deserve more rights because they have emotions, wrongfully experimented on and abused.
In the year of 1966, the first and only federal law for the protection of animals was established. One hundred years earlier The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or ASPCA was founded in 1866 to bring attention to the issue of animal rights. Eventually PETA, or People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals …show more content…
In research and testing, many animals are experimented on in a wide variety of things, for example testing drugs to fight diseases or going through xenotransplantation or transplanting cells into their bodies. While in labs animals don 't only go through painful tests, they are also undergo stressful day to day laboratory life. Many of the animals experimented on never experience fresh air or warm rays of sunshine. The animals are in typical crowded lab conditions, enduring loud noises and bright lights. In 2009 an undercover lab investigation showed monkeys frantically spinning around in their cages. The chimpanzees were also found biting open wounds, mutilating themselves, and ripping out their own hair. This was all caused by the “stress induced psychosis,” caused by their lives in the laboratory. After viewing the footage of the chimpanzees from this same investigation, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall commented saying that, “In no lab I have visited have I seen so many chimpanzees exhibit such intense fear. The screaming I heard when chimpanzees were being forced to move toward the dreaded needle in their squeeze cages was, for me, absolutely horrifying.” Animals are wrongfully abuse and treated cruelty. Anti-cruelty laws exist in all U.S. states and territories to prohibit unnecessary killing, mutilating, torturing, beating, neglecting and abandoning animals, or depriving them of proper food, water or shelter sadly many people do not follow these