Animal Liberation essay

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Vekaria 1 Keyur Vekaria Eunsook Ha Rhee English 812 09/29/09 Essay 1 (Draft 1) Humans Cruelty to Animals People as years passed by, are getting more and more familiar with the term called animal liberation. Western culture does not have any concern for animal suffering unlike Hindu thoughts and the Buddhist ideas. Equality is a moral ideal, not a simple assertion of fact. There is no logically compelling reason for assuming that difference in ability between two people justifies any difference in the amount of consideration we give to satisfying their needs and interests. Similarly, animals must have equal rights as humans do. We should not kill, experiment or slaughter animals for our personal benefits. Peter Singer claims very similar argument in his article “Animal Liberation”, where he specifies that we must stop all the violence on non-humans. In this essay I openly favor Singer’s argument, and will talk about human’s cruelty on non-humans for experimentation and factory farming. Speciesism can be seen in the widespread practice of experimenting on other species in order to see if certain substances are safe for human beings, or to try out various new compounds just in case something turns up. People sometimes think that all this experimentation is for vital medical purposes, and so will reduce suffering overall. This comfortable belief is very wide of the mark. Here is one common test carried out by cosmetic companies like Revlon, Avon and Bristol-Myers on many substances they plan to put into their products. This test is called the Draize Test, which was named after the person who developed it. In this experiment you start
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2009 for the course ENGLISH 812 taught by Professor Eunsookharhee during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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