Animal Rights

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Allie Zahn
Professor Haynes
English 185
March 18, 2016
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Animals Have Feelings, Too

Each year, more than 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in the United States alone for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing (Peta). Before these innocent animals are killed, some are forced to inhale deadly chemicals, others are held down for hours while “scientists” burn their skin off or drill into their skull. Not only are these tests cruel, they are often inefficient and unpredictable. While many of these experiments often prove successful in animals like mice, they frequently do not work on humans. Testing on animals should be illegal because it is cruel to the animal and the studies done can cure an animal but not cure humans.
Too many animals die each year after living an awful life as a test subject. Around one million animals, excluding rats, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and agricultural animals used in agricultural experiments, are used in experiments every year in just the United Sates. Another one hundred million mice and rats are tested on, as well. In Canada, 3.2 million animals are used in experiments. In addition, around 80,000 animals are subjected to “severe pain near, at, or above the pain tolerance threshold of unanesthetized conscious animals” (Peta). It is heartbreaking to think about the pain that these animals endure every day. Performing these tests on the animals most of the time has no good outcome in humans, anyway.
Humans and animals are very different, biologically. Humans contract diseases that animals cannot contract. Also, since humans and animals are genetically different, what could be safe in an animal may have a serious side effect in humans. For…...

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