Animal Rights

No Voice, No Choice
Animals play an important role in society from dogs being man’s best friend to horses being way of transportation. So, why would people want to kill them off? Between all the testing, killing for products, and entertainment purposes, they will soon be dying off species by species. Every animal feels pain and has feelings; no living thing should be put through the torture that many animals are put through every day. All types of animal cruelties are extremely unjust, and the rights of animals need to be strictly enforced because millions of animals are dying in extreme and inhumane ways.
In 1978, the Animal Legal Defense Fund was established to create laws preventing animal harm in any shape or form. Then, in 1980, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded. Both groups help with the recent statistics that have shown that before 1986, only four states had felony animal cruelty laws. As of 2011, all but five states do. In 25 years, 41 states have taken the step towards saving countless animals (“Animal Cruelty Statistics”).
Testing on creatures all over the world has been a huge problem with the mistreatment of animals, mostly mice and rats. Many testing facilities leave them suffering after experimenting for medicine, beauty products, food, schools, and chemicals; people choose to use all these daily. In 2005, 1,177,567 animals were used in research alone. That number excludes mice, rats, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and animals owned by federal research agencies and creatures that are kept for breeding (Parks 6). An investigation in Canada showed that 2,270,000 animals used in experiments were inflicted to "severe pain near, at, or above the pain tolerance threshold of anaesthetized conscious animals" (“Animal Cruelty Statistics”). Experiments have been recorded where monkeys became addicted to drugs and had holes drilled in their skull, sheep and pigs had their skin burned off, rat’s spinal cords were crushed...