In this research study, Dr. Gradin also reaffirmed that animals are naturally inquisitive. When pens are designed so they are circular, livestock will move forward to see what is ahead, but when animals move naturally based upon their own instinct, this virtually eliminates the need to drive livestock. The AMI reports also showed that high numbers of studies indicate that animals that are calm and unstressed when they are processed produce better meat products for human consumption. For instance, if an animal becomes agitated in a plant, stress hormones like adrenalin are released. If an animal is processed in this high stress state, meat will show quality defects that need to be cut down.
Some people say these experiments are cruel, and animals should not be used. While others say they would rather see these experiments done on animals instead of humans themselves. b. Thesis statement- Animal experimentation for medical purposes should be carried out, instead of scientist performing human tests. c. Main points- My main points are; medical advances for humans due to animal experiments, medical advances for animals due to animal experimentation, how the animals are really treated, laws that are enforced, and why animals are used. 2.
“Spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal” while “Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal (American Humane Association, 2011).” In more simple terms, spaying and neutering renders the animal sterile through surgical means, and therefore, it permanently prevents them from having litters. In addition to the sterilization caused by these procedures, there are also health benefits that arise from having your pet spayed or neutered. According to the American Humane Association, there are both instant and long term benefits of these procedures. A spayed a female cat “eliminates the constant crying and nervous pacing,” and “eliminates the messiness associated with the heat cycle (American Humane Association, 2011)” for female dogs. In both male cats and dogs, neutering can “prevent certain undesirable sexual behaviors, such as urine marking, humping, male aggression and the urge to roam.” Also, animals in multi-pet houses are far more likely to get along with one another if they are “fixed.” Long term health benefits for spayed females of both species (when completed before the animal’s first “heat” cycle) include nearly completely eliminating the risk of breast cancer, and fully eliminating any chance of uterine infections and uterine cancer.
We will not make them suffer long painful deaths. Ethical treatment of animals can be solved using the deontology theory. “Deontology focuses on what we are obligated to do as rational moral agents. It is particularly important to see that the deontologist does not say that actions do not have consequences; rather, the deontologist insists that actions should not be evaluated on the basis of the action's consequences (Mossler, 2010).“ One example of the deontology theory in action is your livestock is being attacked by a wild animal. In efforts to protect your livestock you shoot and kill the wild animal.
These primates are used in research into neurological studies, behavioral studies, genetics, to help better surgical procedures like brain and heart surgery , vaccine and drug testing, and for reproduction studies. Many feel that nonhuman primate research is critical in gaining insight and helping to advance in human medicine. In this post they state, “Many argue that the lives of animals may be worthy of some respect, but the value we give on their lives does not count as much as the value we give to human life” (Animal Testing). This research helps to learn and ensure the safety of drugs and other substances to humans (Animal Testing). Not only does some of this research help human lives, but it is also essential in helping animal lives as well.
Back then she had realize that animals have emotions and we need to treat them equally. She also realize in what conditions animals are kept and scientists believe that “animal testing is the only way forward for medical research” ( p. 178). For instance scientists have included chimpanzees in medical research for AIDS, which the author argues that chimpanzee’s genetic makeup is different from ours and is a shame to still use them of this kind of research. However the law requires testing all sorts of drugs on animals before is giving to human
Argument Analysis: Animal Liberation Peter Singer’s “Animal Liberation” gave me a whole new perspective on animals and the way humans have been treating them. It is a convincing piece because it provides information that you would not have known about animals and the way they are being treated. I did not think about the animals and how their life was like before they were prepared as food for the people. Singer argues that since animals cannot speak for themselves we the people decide to speak for them but we do not know exactly what they want. It is true that we do things to animals that we are not for certain how are they are affected by it.
I would research if there’s any solution to get people to treat their animals the way they deserve to be treated. 3. It relates to my claim an now I know that there are people that have empathy towards these animals and want to stop the abusive ways they are being treated. 4. As an opinion because others think animals don’t have emotions.
Modern day veterinarians with high levels of education are needed for care and management of animals in the 21st century. The nature of veterinarians is to care for the health of animals and protect humans against diseases. Veterinarians diagnose animal health problems and also vaccinate against diseases such as distemper and rabies that will harm animal’s health. They also treat and dress wounded animals so the wound will not get infected. However, veterinarians would medicate animals who are suffering from illnesses or infections to soothe the pain.
26 November 2012 Christian Flores 28000 Wolverine Way, Aliso Viejo, 92656 Davan Maharaj Los Angeles Times 202 West 1st Street Los Angeles, CA, 90012 Dear Editor, In Jeremy Rifkin’s article “A Change of Heart About Animals,” he speaks about how we should treat animals better because they are more like humans than what is commonly believed. In the article he says “many of our fellow creatures are more like us than we had ever imagined,” to show his argument. Rifkin makes many points about how animals should be treated humanely in his article and these arguments are, for the most part, very reasonable. I agree, to an extent, with Jeremy Rifkin and his arguments. In the article, Jeremy Rifkin shows that it would be illogical to disagree that animals have human-like qualities through studies.