AVS paper - Rachel Golub ID 100177803 In the field of...

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Rachel Golub ID#: 100177803 In the field of Animal Science, one of the most controversial issues is animal rights. I believe that animals should not be used for any of the following purposes: testing, clothing, entertainment, food or wildlife. Animals deserve consideration of their best interests despite whether they are cute, useful to humans, or endangered. Animal abuse is another big issue that goes along with animal rights. Just because I can’t stop all the suffering that animals endure, that doesn’t mean that I can’t at least try. Today, there are plenty of ways for me to feed, clothe, entertain and educate myself that does not involve killing animals. (General FAQs, PETA.org) As I said earlier, animals are used for many things, including research. Some people think that animal testing is responsible for many medical advances in history. However, human studies have led to such medical breakthroughs such as the development of anesthesia, morphine, penicillin, and even the discovery of the link between cancer and smoking. In these medical discoveries, as well as many others, animal testing played no role. Many people ask if there are laws that protect animals from cruelty. In fact, there is no law in the U.S. that protects animals from experimentation. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is very poorly enforced, and does not protect animals such as mice and rats, which are usually the most common victims of animal testing. Under the AWA, animals can be driven insane, starved, electrically shocked, and even burned with a blowtorch as long as it is done in a clean laboratory. Do you really want an animal to endure this kind of pain? (FAQs: Animal Testing, PETA.org)
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 101 taught by Professor Mallilo during the Fall '08 term at Rhode Island.

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AVS paper - Rachel Golub ID 100177803 In the field of...

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