The Importance Of Animal Rights On Animals

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What makes animals different to humans internally? All animals have a heart and so do humans, animals have a brain and so do humans then, why don’t animals have the same rights as humans?
Animal rights is defined as rights believed to belong to animals to live free from humans using animals for their own benefit. I believe animal rights is also how the animal should be treated. Animal welfare is how well the animals should be treated. Michael C. Appleby explains animal welfare as, “Ethical concern over the quality of life of animals” (19). If one believes in animal welfare then does one believe in animal rights also? Animals get mistreated in different settings whether circuses, zoos or factories. According to the “Animal Rights Debate” Rich Wagner claims, “53 billion
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Well, these entertainment animals are held up in cages, and are usually not treated as properly as they should be. The animals usually get beaten in order to perform a routine for what, our amusement, and our pleasure. “Any effort to prevent suffering will call for rights of a certain sort” (Nussbaum 5). The cages are also not for habitable living such as being dirty and small. The animals trapped in this kind of environment they start to develop a sort of behavior. This behavior the animals develop is called Zoochosis. Zoochosis makes animals pace, circle, sway, and self- injure themselves (Newkirk). The animals finally are driven to insanity from being kept in a cage all their lives instead of being in the wild where they belong. Animals also can develop diseases from the cages they live in. “Direct effects include ventilation resulting in airborne infections, slippery floors causing falls and traumatic injuries and overstocking on a restricted area of pasture resulting in excessive parasitic worm burdens” (Appleby 114). Appleby explains different diseases caused by the environment the animals are kept

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