However, animal testing in the medical field is acceptable in extreme cases only such as, exploring cures for deadly diseases such as AIDs. Cancer, and others. Finally, this dissertation will show the control the public has over the use of animal testing in the cosmetics field, and how they are capable of stopping it, but they are doing nothing to achieve this (U.S. Poll, 2012). The Unjustifiable Torture of the Innocent Animal testing ethical issue, nowadays, is disregarded massively since we are merely concerned with our daily issues and complications that we don’t have enough time to take a closer look at this matter.
Should animal testing be illegal? Rough Draft Sharniece Thornton Unites States Government November 17, 2011 Introduction: Throughout history, animal testing has played an important role in leading to new discoveries and human benefit. Many people are believed to be ignorant or misunderstand the nature of the lives that animals actually live, and are unable to understand the actual laboratory procedures and techniques. Other than the philosophical questions that arise, ethical questions are the main reason why many animal right activists want it banned in every country. Activists feel that to this day, there should be no good reason why any living thing should be subjected to this cruel punishment and unwanted torture just for serving another being’s needs.
Vivi-section violates animal freedom. And since animals cannot volunteer themselves, they are chosen for scientific purposes with no voice in the matter whatsoever. If us humans go swimming we have to sign waivers but these poor animals are being signed up for torture, which will lead to their inevitable death with no say in the matter. Vivi-section is used for scientific purposes, for finding cures that benefit the human population, sure a few animals will be saved using these cures but in the end it’s the human population that benefits more from the deaths of these helpless animals.
But not a lot of people pay attention to what happens behind the scenes. There has to be a cost to every benefit, whether it may be good or bad. In this case, it cost many tortured animals for farmers and food companies to become powerful and billion dollar industries. There seems to be no balance for these industries because they have sacrificed their ethics for profit. In one part of the video, I was glad to see that there are farmers out there who are willing to treat their cattle and herds ethically even if they were farming them.
PETA also attacked McDonalds for the same reason in hope that their powerful image throughout the world would influence the farms and slaughterhouses to change their ways. Instead of attacking the source, they attack the companies that buy from them to try to embarrass them and ruin their reputation. These independent companies that sell chicken as well as other meats make a small profit when all is said and done. The way that these companies can make a profit is by trying to make themselves as efficient as possible, which can cause them to treat animals poorly. These corporations are out of the public view and are largely anonymous, which makes it difficult to target.
Darryl Phillips Mr. Leggett English 4 28 April 17 Behind the Scenes In Animal Testing Animal experimentation is a serious issue that many people oppose, whereas others try to justify the inhumanity behind it. Because of the controversy surrounding this topic, it has caused much frustration in companies and labs that test their products on animals. There are currently many organizations such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatments of Animals) and IAAPEA (International Association Against Painful Experiments On Animals) that oppose animal testing and try to resolve this issue by providing people with knowledgeable information about what is really happening to these animals. Over one-hundred million animals die in labs worldwide every
Clearly, if we are going to make medical progress, a new approach is needed. It is extremely dangerous to apply data from one species to another. For example; aspirin kills cats but is relatively safe for humans. Penicillin kills cats and guinea pigs, but has saved many human lives. The scientists use many tests on animals.
We are all too busy in our day to day lives to realize the brutality that goes on towards animals behind closed doors. Animals are enduring pain and suffering to provide comfort for us humans’. Like the cosmetics we put on to refine our looks, or the cologne we put on to smell pleasant, or even the medicine we drink to feel better when we are sick. These are all things that are fist tested on animals prior to being available to us. The big problem here is we are all too busy to realize that we are not only committing cruel acts upon animals, but we are condoning these acts.
The states need to come up with strict laws that will cut numbers of animal abuse. The animals in the factories are getting treated terribly. “They call their revolution (animal rights), but the changes PETA has won for farmed animals, while numerous, are not victories for animal rights so much as for animal welfare: fewer animals per cage, better-regulated slaughter, less-cramped transport, and the like”(Unknown author). PETA stands up for animal welfare and want to raise awareness so they can pass new laws on how the animals are treated inside
Although some may argue that animals should not be held in captivity. I believe that animals should live in captivity because of harm from humans, to humans, and bad living conditions. There are many reasons why humans should not keep animals in captivity. Animal parks such as Sea World and Busch Gardens are forcing animals like Killer Wales into breeding over and over. “Orcas should not be forced to endure a lifetime of captivity, and it is irresponsible for Sea World to breed more animals to lead such a life”.