Argumentative Essay: The Inhumane Treatment Of Animals

In the United States alone over one hundred million animals are poisoned, crippled, abused, and killed in laboratories each year. There is only one federal law prohibiting the inhumane treatment of laboratory animals and this law is null to ninety-five percent of the animals being tested. Whole-animal testing is antiquated, and progressive scientists have already developed thousands of more accurate laboratory tests that are cheaper, faster, and most importantly, don 't involve animals. The world doesn 't need another eyeliner, concealer, or mascara, especially when it is produced at the expense of innocent animals that are being brutally mistreated. No longer can humanity sit idly and bat blind eyes to this issue, for the experimentation of …show more content…
Tom Regan, a philosophy professor at North Carolina State University, lectures that "Animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment. . . .This inherent value is not respected when animals are reduced to being mere tools in a scientific experiment.”(7) The same companies that claim to support animal rights betray their own views by installing software into the brains of cats and pouring acidic chemicals on the bare backs of rabbits when not under scrutiny of the public eye. Unfortunately, it’s not only makeup companies that deny the creatures comfort and freedom, for medical research and drug companies are committing acts just as horrendous. However, many people don 't contest the experiments done in the name of medical research, claiming the research is for the positive progression of humanity. Darian Ibrahim, in his experimentation ethics article believes that “if you call it ‘medical research’, you can get away with murder”, which is why so many medical companies are able to fly under the federal radar. Often, the tests done on animals in the name of medical research are far more grotesque and brutal than the tests done in the name of beauty. Of course, this fact does not condone the inhumane testing of any animal for any purpose. The pain that experimentation inflicts upon its unconsenting subjects should be enough for the human race to altogether ban animal

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