Animals Rights.

Dec 5, 2017 | 0 comments

Dec 5, 2017 | Miscellaneous | 0 comments

Animals Rights.



THESIS: Like human, animals have rights. Ingrid Nwekirk an activist for Ethical treatment of animals agrees and says all animals are equal to humans and must be given equal treatment. She adds that no separation exists between human rights and animal rights. On the other hand, some people who oppose this theory and state that the intelligence of human is way much better than human and therefore animals have no rights. They add that animals are just resources at the disposal of human beings use. The question that remains is whether or no animals have rights.

  1. Animal welfare is different from animal’s right. Animal welfare is the sense of guaranteeing animals with a certain level of protection from pain caused by humans.
  2. The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has increased awareness of the suffering and abuse of animals.
  3. The Society also actively fought for the passage of laws that protect animals.
  4. The laws require pet owners, livestock slaughterers and people working with animals to comply with certain standards of basic care.
  5. The standards include food and water for domestic animals; in addition torturing of animals is a criminal offense.
  6. To help execute their mandate, the animal welfare groups work together with the police to enforce animal welfare laws.
  7. Most people agree that animal welfare protection is important.
  8. An animal right on the other hand, is the idea of animals having similar rights and freedom like humans.
  9. Animal rights activists argue that it is cruel for humans to use animals for their benefit.
  10. They campaign for people to stop eating meat, use of animals as beast of burden, wearing leather and fur, and to stop owning animals; pampering a pet is seen as unfair treatment of the animal.
  11. Genetic studies developments have revealed a close biological relationship exists between humans and primates such as chimpanzees.
  12. The study was another reason why animal rights should be respected and activists argue that animals like human beings have individual rights.
  • Animal rights activists fall into different categories; the utilitarianism, vegetarianism and other views.
  1. Utilitarianism seeks to reduce the world suffering for both humans and animals.
  2. One view is expressed by Peter Singer an author of the book, Animal Liberation argue that animals feel pain and humans have a duty not to inflict this pain.
  3. Other utilitarian views include demand for better living conditions for poultry and livestock.
  4. Vegetarians are also animal activists who forbid killing of animals for their products.
  5. Among the many animal rights organizations, PETA and Animal Liberation front take extreme and aggressive means for the protection of animal rights.
  6. These groups, compare the use and ownership of animals to slavery; they say animals like humans should be free.
  7. To some however, this comparison cheapens animal rights further and taints the memory of those who have fought against slavery.
  8. PETA and ALF have on the news for throwing red paint on women’s fur coats to symbolize the bloodshed of animals.
  9. In 2006, President George Bush signed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) into law that targeted human rights activists who use force, violence and threats directed at animal enterprises.
  10. The use of animals for scientific and medical research has been done for a long time.
  11. Researchers have used animals in laboratory tests and experiments; they add that it is not possible to conduct medical research without the use of animals.
  12. Today the numbers of animal tests have increased; they vary from product safety tests, cosmetology experiments which are considered unnecessarily cruel.
  13. The Animal Welfare Act passed in 1966 by the Congress requires minimum standards of care, and treatment of animals for commercial use, research and public exhibitions.
  14. The laws are administered by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) that supervises the treatment of dogs, mice, rats, and primates in laboratory experiments.
  15. Scientific medical research is a complex area in animal’s rights debate; activists have condemned the use of animals for experiments.













Kevin, D. (1999). Ethics, Animals, and Science. Malden, MA: Blackwell Science.

Singer, P. (1975). Animal Liberation. Harper Collins.