In most cases the owner of the losing dog abandons the injured dog to die slowly from the injuries it obtained during the fight. The injuries inflicted to and obtained by the dogs participating in [...]
The application of philosophical theories and principles to the issue of animals' rights is becoming increasingly important in the modern world, where the interests of all species are being considered as ethically relevant.
Emerging challenges experiencing in different parts of the world have managed to transform people's attitudes and perceptions about domesticated animals and the use of the products they give.
She argues that the onset of industrial trends, spurred mostly by the rapid expansion of the European civilization, changed the view of animals from creatures to admire and honor to pests and livestock.
He explains it by the fact that it is not possible to pretend that animals and humans are equal. This is the consequence of the perspective that insists animals are equal to humans.
One can state that the term animal rights refers to the privileges that animals should enjoy. While comparing animal rights and welfare, one also has to consider the fact that animals cannot have the same [...]
To alter these inhumane laws, we should organize a social movement aiming at the reconsideration of the role of animals in research and improvement of their positions.
Nevertheless, that law was more focused on the welfare of animals in laboratories rather than on the prohibition of animal testing.
The significance of acknowledging the concept of sentience in this context is the fact that vegetarians and vegans accept the idea that animals are like humans when they feel something.
Nevertheless, Mary's case can be helped if the emphasis is put on the fact that the owner of the condor did not keep the bird in the conditions required by the law.
My main attraction to the dog as my pet of choice is the companionship attribute as well as the loyalty that seems to be innate in all breeds of dogs.
In answering this question I will provide a discussion on the historical background of the division between animals used for food and that of companion animals, On the one hand, the majority of pet owners [...]
A while back I was looking for a summer job and I was able to get one in the farms that rear chicken for their eggs and meat.
Due to the extensive unfairness to the animals, the Veterinary department of most developed countries has established laws concerning the treatment care and support that animals have to be accorded with.
Stewart is concerned about the extent to which human beings are willing to mechanize animal farming to meet their needs. As human beings, we are faced with moral dilemmas of whether to compromise an animal's [...]
In her opinion, Hirst's approach to art that involves "taking things out of the world" to get to their essence is extremely contradictory and aims to oversimplify the concept of wilderness.
Canada's government and the justice system must oversee the welfare of pets, livestock, and performance animals equally to ensure an ethical approach to animal rights protection.
Such acts of violence could be partially excused by the necessity to test medications that are developed to save human lives however, this kind of testing is even more inhumane as it is ineffective in [...]
In order to safeguard its mission, the organization runs several services, all of which aim at promoting the value of life and enhance the well-being of animals.
Sea World, an organization that holds a group of theme parks, believes that killer whales should be captured and raised in aquariums because such an approach allows them to entertain and educate children, taking care [...]
The target market for this application is people who are looking for a pet and all the existing in the United States animal shelters.
As such, the question of what is a "good life" and a "good death" both for humans and animals raises many arguments and opinions, some of which are so remarkably contradictory that it seems strange [...]
While the proponents of animal use in research argued that the sacrifice of animals' lives is crucial for advancing the sphere of medicine, the argument this essay will defend relates to the availability of modern [...]
Although the results of such a laboratory may bring answers to many questions in medicine, genetics, and other vital spheres, it is frequently a case that the treatment of such animals is inhumane and cruel. [...]
Despite the fact that the present-day science makes no secret of the use of animals for research purposes, not many people know what deprivation, pain, and misery those animals have to experience in laboratories.
The U.S.and the U.K.are among the pioneers of animal rights protection and currently have some of the most elaborate laws that guard against the mistreatment and abuse of animals.
On the other hand, there are individuals who believe that the experience animals go through as a result of food manufacturing is natural and cannot be avoided. This paper discusses the kind of suffering that [...]
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.