Animal Cruelty

Animal Cruelty
Animal Cruelty The controversy of animal experiments has long been debated in our society. Time and time again the question of whether or not scientific researchers should have the right to perform experiments on animals has been an issue. Should researchers be able to perform experiments on animals? Should researchers only be able to perform limited experiments on animals? Or should researchers not be able to perform experiments at all? These questions are argued over every day, everywhere in the world. There are many people for all sides of the debate. This is an extremely huge controversy today. Many say that animal experimentation is pointless. When it comes to animals and their rights there is a definite fine line between our needs and our taking advantage of these species we consider inferior (Posner 1). Several thousands of animals are experimented on each day; yet there have been close to no cures found. Why continue experiments on animals if there is no point to it? Scientists who are performing outdated and inaccurate tests that prove no benefit to humans or animals are wasting millions of dollars every year (Animal Experimentation). A lot of money is spent on research; however this money instead could go to hospitals, hungry people, or even the building of more schools. It is said that humans and animals react differently to drugs (Animal experimentation). This is a proven fact that you cannot argue against. If one kind of animal is repeatedly tested on with the same drug (which is practiced continuously); this will all be done for no reason. What would the purpose be? Many animals would have been killed and we would have still no cure. Moreover, scientists say it is impossible to recreate a human disease into a perfectly healthy animal (Animal Experimentation1). One thing to keep in mind is that to invent new methods for animal experiments are being invented. Congress has recently suggested replacing animal experiments with other relevant models when available (Werner 2). Dummies could be used in exchange for animals. To this day our technology is so advanced, computers are predicted to help us in many more ways then we realize. People believe one-day computers will replace the use of animals. Cutting down on many experiments should be another definite plan, so that there is less animal suffering and less loss of lives. Considered by many, the worst and saddest downfall to animal experimentation is the pain and suffering the animals are forced to undergo, which is unbelievable. You can compare their experiments to brutal torture. Many experiments include starvation to the death; breaking of the bones, vertebrae, and ribcage; heart puncturing, skin and fur burning; chemical injections; removing of the skin; implantation of tumours; drilling the vision. Some experiments can even get as foolish as forcing the animal to smoke tobacco and marijuana, and even forcing the animal to take lsd. Can you imagine a human being physically forced into smoking marijuana or taking lsd, both illegal drugs? To speak of levels of psychological moralities, researching through the experimentation of animals is a bad example of positive morals. The point where justifying morally right from wrong has been crossed with animal experimentation. Human hearts have turned cold and vicious. Human minds have mutated into finding the easier, less guilty way out. Professional, scientific researchers have narrowed their options down to certain animals, animals that will not be difficult. Rabbits are selected to have chemicals dropped into their eyes because their eyes do not cry or water; beagle dogs are selected for their calm temperament when people harm them. It is true that, animal experimentation can be helpful. Experimenting on animals can help scientists to discover new ways to cure diseases. But once again, you have to ask yourself, if hardly any cures are found, why continue with the endless torture and excruciating pain? Imagine a society where humans are the guinea pigs. After all, man is animal. You meet your death by starving. You may even be burned all over your body, or even get lung cancer from being forced to smoke tobacco (Animal Experimentation). Doesn?t sound fun does it? When humans are exchanged for animals in research experiments, humans will not be able to be experimented on since our laws prohibit that torture. And what about cruelty to animals? It is understood by many that animal cruelty was outlawed. To this day, animal experimentation is the worst type of animal torture one could imagine. It is difficult to even think of what it would be like if humans were used in place of animals. The animal rights activists believe that animals suffer as humans do and that all creatures, regardless of having a moral- reasoning capability, are entitled to freedom of torture and pain. As scientists became more advanced, the experimenting became more creative. A scientist studying for head trauma strapped an animal in machinery to receive high impact blows to the head that left the head severely damaged. Another time to examine for severe burns, pigs were restrained so that they could not escape and then burned alive with flames until flesh could be removed to examine. Was this really necessary? How does this directly benefit us? Animals are not the only things being destroyed our environment is also destroyed. We do not stop and think about the consequences of our actions until it is already done. Pesticides and other chemicals have been damaging our land due to pollution. Not only on land but also in rivers, oceans and even our plants (Animal experimentation). If we keep this up we may not have clean water to swim in, fresh air to breath, or clean soil to grow our plants in. Animal experimentation needs to be stopped. The endless, continuing tragedy of millions of animals dying has to stop. This has to start with someone, somewhere. As a society we need to wake up and start thinking about how we can stop the cruelty towards animals, instead of how to kill them. If it is morally wrong to kill unborn babies, why is it not morally wrong to kill and torture poor, defenceless animals? (Cruelty Prevention) The public does not see what goes on behind closed doors. This is because product testers do not want people to see the animal suffer and die. Once they are done with the experiment they kill the animal off as if it meant nothing. Is this how people were brought up to kill innocent creatures and not even thinking twice about what they are doing? When will this sick torment end?

Animal Cruelty 8.5 of 10 on the basis of 1968 Review.