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Animal rights again

Animal Rights

Many people feel that animals have no rights and are here solely for our use.

Humans are animals too, we shouldn't take advantage of other animals just

because they can't reason like us.

Animals are used in medical research labs as experiments. These experiments

are meant only to benefit humans. I'm not totally against testing,some good can

come of it. But when are tortured and abused in the process then there is

something wrong with it. For example in the early 1980's baboons were involved

in experiments to find out more about comas. There was no care given to whether

or not the animal would be hurt by this procedure. They just strapped the

baboon to a metal device, which would force it's head upward at a sixty degree

angle and then crush it with violent force. The baboon would then writhe and

moan before falling silent. This experiment meant to simulate what happens to

human beings in a car crash or a violent head injury.

It isn't right to cause pain, suffering, and certain death to animals just

for our benefit. Many scientists also agree that this experimental procedure

was wrong but only because primates have higher intelligence. I don't think it

is right for any animal of high or low intelligence, to suffer that way. In

other laboratories animals are confined to small cages or locked up so that thay

can't move. They are then used to test cosmetics and household chemicals. They

have chemicals poured on to their eyes and skin to see if they cause irritation.

These experiments would hurt the animals by causing burns and evn blinding them

sometimes. I don't think it is right to hold these animals, caged against their

wills and hurting them repeatedly. Nothing is done to ease or prevent their

pain and suffering. There must be a better way to test substances without in

iflicting suffering on innocent, bewildered animals. Some scientists feel that

animals are just that, animals. They lack the feelings that humans have. But if

you have ever owned a pet dog, cat, etc., you know they have feelings and are

sensitive to their surroundings just as we humans are.

We are also abusing animals rights by destroying their habitats. We lose

thousands of animal and plant species each year. we are only hurting ourselves

by doing this. There is so much to be learned from these habitats, even the

possibility of cures for diseases. As a result from destroying animal's natural

habitats we are having to depend on zoos to keep species of animals from

becoming extinct. Zoos have done such agood job of breeding the animals that

they have produced a surplus. When zoos have a surplus of animals they are

sometimes sold to circuses and hunting farms. Animals don't belong in circuses

where they are paraded around and forced to perform unnatural tricks. The

animals at the circuses are sometimes forced to live in squalid conditions and

are mistreated. When the animals get mad and try to get away they are often

killed because they are said to be dangerous. They are just trying to get away

from they mistreatment and abuse. it didn't want to jump through a hoop of fire

or walk on it's hind legs. Merely providing food and shelter is not adequate

treatment for an animal that has been taken from it's natural enviromnment.

The hunting farms that buy older and surplus animals from zoos let people

hunt them. People pay money to kill an animal for fun. Some farms allow the

hunters to torture the animals before killing them. They have dogs to chase the

animals and attack it, and other weapons such as spears. These animals are

trapped. They have no hope of escape. People pay to take home a trophy, in one

way or another they get their so-called trophy. These animals meet a merciless

death. How can people consider this a sport?

I firmly believe in animal rights. God created the world with both animals

and humans. To both coexist peacefully. Each bringing benefit to the other,

but not at the expense of pain and suffering. Animals do have feelings. They

may not experience life as we do but they have their likes and dislikes, they

are aware of their own needs and their environment. God gave man the ability to

think and reason. We should put our abilities to better use when it comes to

animals and the world that we share.



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