Jose John May 3, 2016 No Comments
THE RIGHT CHOICE The use of animals for medical experimentation has been one of the most controversial issues in our world since the seventeenth century. Edward Augustus Freeman stated, “The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, faith­ful animal race form the blackest chapter in the whole world’s history.” In the United States, it is estimated that twenty to seventy million animals including cats, dogs, primates, rab­bits, rats, and mice suffer and die in the name of research. At least thirty-three animals die in laboratories each second worldwide, in the UK, one every four seconds (Vivisection Information Network Plan 2000, Leaflet 4). Who has the au­thority to make a choice that the human race is a greater race than that of animals? People say: “We have rights over ani­mals. They are given to us for use.” You have no rights over them. You have duties towards them (Annie Besant). At no point and time should we ever justify ourselves through the pain and suffering of another being. I have always felt that the way we treat animals is a pretty good indicator of the compassion we are capable of for the human race (Ali McGraw). Throughout years of practicing animal experimentation, researchers have stumbled across findings that have...
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