For Animal Rights In this essay I will be discussing the cruel acts of animal torture and testing. Animals have been tortured to death by substances such as drugs, cosmetics, diseases, tobacco, alcohol, detergent and other poisons. Do people have the right to do whatever they like to perfectly healthy animals? Should scientists do tests on animals if no new information is going to be gained? Cosmetic companies use animal tests to protect themselves against possible possible lawsuits.
One of the tests is called the Draize Eye-Irritancy Test. “This was designed to measure how harmful a substance was to human eyes by using rabbits eyes. This test was developed in 1944 by the U.S Food and Drug Administration. They use six rabbits for each substance that they want to test. The technician places the substance into the lower eye of the rabbit, then the rabbits eyes are then examined at different times. The technician records signs of damage, such as redness, swelling, inflammation and clouding of the cornea. The technician then uses a scoring scheme to say how much the substance has irritated the eye.” This test is unreliable because rabbits eyes are very different to human eyes. Rabbits have a third eyelid and have a slower blink reflex, a less effective tearing mechanism and a thinner cornea than humans. These make a rabbits eyes much more sensitive to humans eyes and less sensitive to others. The rabbit may suffer from blindness, sometimes death and always pain.
‘Up until the 1900s chickens were kept outside in coops and in backyards by families keeping a small number of hens. Indoor farming was introduced at the start of the last century, when layer hens were first kept in more intensive systems, along with other cattle type animals such as pig or cows. Cows are forcefully impregnated by having their head locked in between metal bars as a farm worker artificially inseminates the female cows by shoving his entire arm into the cows vagina with a metal prod. This process is disturbing & would never be accepted if it was happening to humans. The mothers calves are taken away from them 24 hours birth and the calves are moved to dog kennels. They are born in cages & die in cages. If they are uncooperative and have a low milk production the mothers are slaughtered. Males caves usually don’t last long due to their inability to produce milk & are killed off for meat.
Not every farm is always like that, but the big company industrial farms are, and that is what meat is sold to you in stores. This is more of a personal view, but consuming any of those animals products that were misfairly treated, you also absorb those bad emotions. It’s just the meer fact that there’s no sanctity of life in those institutions, baby chicks are thrown in to buckets and tubs like that bodies from the holocaust, but they are still alive, and goddamn babies. If animals don’t do what the farmer is wanting them to they are either beaten or branded into submission or slaughtered. You can see some of the most disturbing videos on PETA’s website of animals being treated like they aren’t living feeling beings. If this system of food production was used on humans it would be called a holocaust, this is an animal holocaust
Giving to companies that don’t care about or protect these animals lives is supporting the system that rapes, kills, hurts & separates animals. I believe every being should have a 5th amendment right to life and the pursuit of happiness, these animals have no choice to go into a field or be with their young. Something is expected of their lives by the farmers & if they don’t reach that expectation they are hurt or slaughtered. There is no justice for things like this, no accountability. I have no idea how you could ever look into a bunny’s, cow’s, pig’s, etc. eyes and not have compassion. The have the same basic primal life goals as us, we are animals. Would people stand for this if it was happening to the human race?