Essay on The Meaning of "Evil Behind Animals Rights"

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Misty Dawn Wyman
English 1213-W03
Professor Melanie Tucker
January 31st, 2012
The Meaning of The Evil Behind Animal Rights The text called, 'The Evil of Animal “Rights”', written by Alex Epstein and Yaron Brook, explains why animal testing is important and what animal activist groups have done to keep the testing from occurring. They explain the necessity of animal testing for man kind. The cures of different diseases and cancers, could all be created with the testing on animals-mostly rats and mice. The companies and labs doing these tests, like Huntingdon, which is mentioned in the text, are being harassed and interrupted in their process by animal activist groups, fighting for animal “rights”. According to the authors of
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Since 1998, of the 31,815 animals admitted to PETA shelters, only 3,159 were adopted and that 27,751 were euthanized. That is a 9.7% adoption rate and a 87.2% kill rate for PETA. Even more recent, since they year 2006, PETA's adoption rates have dropped even lower and the kill rate has gotten even higher. In the year 2006, of the 3,061 animals taken in by PETA,
Wyman 3 only 12 animals were adopted out and the remaining were euthanized (Animal Rights Uncompromised). This is just the PETA group in Virginia. This is not including all 50 states. The authors of this text manipulate their readers. They make the readers believe that animal activist groups such as PETA and The Humane Society, are the catalyst for animal testing centers like Huntingdon. Using specific statements such as “it is the violence that scares away Huntingdon associates and brings SHAC (Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty) closer to its goal of shutting down Huntingdon” (James 604). They try to convince the audience that the animal activists groups are the true wrong doers of this issue. “There is no question that animal testing is absolutely necessary for the development of life-saving drugs and medical procedures” (James 604), was a statement they put in the text. They are very firm on their belief that animal testing is important. The authors of this text, put out a tone that is firm on their

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