The traditional attitude towards animals was based on the assertion that animals have no rights, and therefore it is not the subject of moral concerns.
The National Animal Identification System is the main body that is responsible for animal identification in the United States. Not only is animal identification important to the public, it is also of great help to [...]
I believe it is also difficult to develop efficient legislation on the matter as people have different views on animal research and the line between ethical and unethical is blurred in this area.
Although it is generally believed that people represent the highest evolution stage and are the only animals that have come up with the idea of flocking into societies, great apes also display the features that [...]
Moreover, Regans decision to become a vegetarian to a great extant has been predetermined by his reading of Gandhi, from which he has known that a cow is a sacred animal in India.
Therefore, the key reasoning provided by the opponents of the animal rights crusaders is that a) the concept of morals is inapplicable to animal world and 2) there is little to no alternative for the [...]
If the principles of animal rights are followed to the letter, then, it is illegal and immoral to find cures using animals as research subjects.
The British Union of the Abolition of Vivisection is one of the organizations that campaign against the use of animals in scientific research.
Nevertheless, while being thoroughly comfortable with the idea that it is fully appropriate to exploit the 'eatable' representatives of the animal kingdom, the 'animal rights' activists deny the same right to those, who due to [...]
In the second part of the body, I will be more specific on the effects of animal cruelty in respect to ethics.
Animal rights advocates state that the interests of animals are of vital importance to them and they should not be limited by human beings. Animal activism requires the person to concede that animals have rights [...]
Animals cannot be said to have rights since the idea of rights is inherently human, and its foundations relate to the concept of a moral world.
The surface of the skin or near the eyes of such animals is meant to simulate that of the average human and, as such, is one of easiest methods of determining whether are particular type [...]
The subject-of-a-life is the basis of human rights; however, according to Regan, animals have this property as well and as such deserve animal rights.
With regards to environmentalists, Callicott noted that they were more holistic and real than the animal liberationists since they allocated moral values to the natural ecosystems and resources of the environment.
These arguments can only be addressed to a satisfactory level by analyzing the aspects of humans that elevates humanity to a higher moral status that supersedes that of other animals.
In spite of the fact that it is possible to find the arguments to support the idea of using animals in experiments, animal experimentation cannot be discussed as the ethical procedure because animals have the [...]
This means that both humans and animals have rights that need to be respected, and that is what brings about the many dilemmas that are experienced in this field.
It is not that animals are thought to be of less importance than the progressive mankind or the other elements of the Earth, but the whole idea is that wildlife cannot fit the idea of [...]
Philosophers are against the idea citing the availability of other options for toxicological tests on animals and the harsh treatments the scientists have accorded these animals in the medical tests.
Therefore, considering the benefits that have been accrued from research activities due to use of animals in scientific research, I support that animals should be used in scientific research.
Given that humans depend on animals and plant products for their survival, Angier's arguments would not hold in the contemporary world unlike Steiner's arguments.
Some people oppose the use of animals in medical research because they say that violates the rights of the animals and amounts to animal cruelty.
This inefficiency of animal cloning depicts the consequences the animals have to experience, especially the donor and surrogate animals where surgery has to be performed to extract the cells of interest and implant the embryos.
The present paper argues that it is ethically justified to use animals in research settings if the goals of the research process are noble and oriented towards the advancement of human life.
However, critics of experimenting with animals argue that animals are subjected to a lot of pain and suffering in the course of coming up with scientific breakthroughs which in the long run may prove futile.