Many shelters across North America provide a place to take in stray and lost animals. This is where animals are kept for short periods of time until later the decision it made to euthanizing the animal. In the society we live in the demand of breeding of designer breeds of dogs is high. Everyone wants the latest breed of dogs leaving many of the unwanted pets homeless. This isn’t the case most of dogs are deemed unadoptable because the lack social skills and forced in surviving on their own.
The first idea is that man is a parasite, a being who ‘consumes without producing’, lazy and weak. This sets up the central theme of injustice that such a creature should be lord of the strong and productive animals. This is reinforced by appealing to each individual set of animals. First the cows, who have given thousands of gallons of milk, then the hens who have laid eggs, then the horses and their foals, then the pigs, then the dogs. This makes the speech much more personal towards the animals as it makes it easier for them relate to because part of the speech is directed at them.
All animals used in research have basic needs and interests, stemming from their biological and psychological natures. Is the benefit of testing on animals worth the cruelty humans impose on them? The research from PETA also proves this. One of the most shocking animal testing statistics is that not even 2% of the human illnesses are found in animals. And, there are many alternatives to the use of animals in research, but a lack of availability of necessary technology, and of the finance to provide such technology, has been given as an excuse why alternative methods are not used.
Is it Ethical to Test on Animals? The animal testing issue is a subject that gets people wound up into a blitzkrieg of words. Each person has a say as to what is the correct method, if any, as to testing animals in psychological experiments. My mentality is better the animal then me. I prefer it that animals be tested over human beings in every situation.
He has never had a chance to hunt, play about, or until recently even mate. He has just been sitting in a cage day after day watching people watching him. A lot of animals caged in zoos are taken out of their natural environment and climate. These animals are often forced to live in climates they are not adapted to or even capable of adapting to. One good example of this is a polar bear.
Aims and context (Put aims of study & background history): The aim of the study was to answer the question to what extent (how much) might another species be able to use human language? One way to test this was to teach a form of human language to a non-human animal. Gardner & Gardner aimed to investigate if they could teach a chimpanzee (considered to be a most intelligent and sociable animal) to communicate using a human language, specifically that of American Sign Language. Context - Language makes us unique as an animal, Chomsky (1965) believes language is unique to humans, other species can’t acquire language, humans have a language acquisition device, animals don’t. Early attempts to teach chimps to talk were useless, a chimp’s vocal apparatus is unsuited to making speech sounds, however the Gardners felt that chimps can use a non-spoken language like ASL, this language is used by the deaf in America.
These reasons sometimes push animal shelters to tight corners and cause them to eliminate some of the pets that have not been adopted. If more people came up and adopted the dogs, fewer animals would be eliminated or tortured by those who adopt them for weird reasons. The other reason why one should adopt a dog is that when one adopts a dog from an animal shelter, he or she not only gets to save money but also gets to adopt healthy dogs. There is a common misconception that animals found in animal shelters usually have something wrong with them. The fact is there are numerous reasons that may make one give up a pet to an animal shelter.
Good morning, everyone! My name is Jinee Before starting my presentation, I want to ask you some questions : * Have you ever eaten dog meat or seen your friends or your families to eat dog meat? If yes, please put your hand up * Ok now, if you never think about eating dog meat or think eating dog is cruel, please put your hand up Thank you! So, there are some people who ate dog meat or want to try to eat dog meat. However, about 50% people in here think eating dog meat is a cruel action.
It is impossible to know the exact number as in the United States of America where the majority of the experiments are happening it is not required by law to report how many birds, reptiles, cats or dogs are used. Animals that are unfortunate enough that they end up having a short life as 50% of the animals will die within 3 weeks of an experiment. Many labs end up shocking, burning, torturing or starving animals without pain relief, an example of this is baby mice enduring severed ligaments for up to 6 weeks without pain relief. One of the things with animal testing is that it is not tested on humans so the reaction to human could be different to an animal. In my eyes this method is unreliable and inefficient.
What is more, zoos are like prisons for animals as they live in small cages and do not get necessary food. In addition, animals become very aggressive and unpredictable as they get older and often attack zoo keepers and other people. However, most people think that zoos help endangered species survive. But this is not true because most rare animals are extremely difficult to breed in captivity. Besides, in zoos, it is almost impossible to meet the animals’ natural needs.