9 April 2010
3 March 2010
Thesis Statement: Imagine a dog running to fetch a toy, A horse galloping on a trail, or even a heard of cows grazing upon a grassy pasture. These same beloved animals could be suffering an unimaginable fate in some of the world concentration camps that are still standing. Only nowadays they are known to the outside world as slaughterhouses, fur farms, or experimentation centers.
II. Animal Rights
a. What they are
e. How it is made
f. Fur Farms
V. Food Sources
g. Slaughter Houses
h. Fast Food Industry
i. Captivity/ Isolation
VII. Help the Cause
Imagine a dog running to fetch a toy, A horse galloping on a trail, or even a heard of cows grazing upon a grassy pasture. These same beloved animals could be suffering an unimaginable fate in some of the world concentration camps that are still standing. Only nowadays they are known to the outside world as slaughterhouses, fur farms, or experimentation centers.
Nowadays, animals are not thought of as a significant part of society such as human beings. This is an unfair outlook of the rights in today’s world. Animals do not have many rights but they do have some anti-cruelty statutes which are valid in just about every state (Dudley 16) such statutes include an offense for knowingly torturing or overworking an animal, failing to provide proper food or shelter, making animals fight one another, and using animals as bait or lure. Another includes poisoning an animal except farm animals, which means by law; farm animals are not protected from the grueling torturous death than these animals endure (Rohr 34).
As animals suffer due to lack of protection in the world today, there are many organizations and companies that are trying to make a difference in the animal rights movement. One if these significant organization is PETA which stands for People of Ethical Treatment of Animals (Kerven 18). This association was founded in 1980 and thirty years later have more than two million members worldwide. They use shocking Froce 2
factual information about the way these animals are abused and treated, and spread this knowledge worldwide. They catch many peoples attention with their startling ad campaigns, parades, billboards and public displays. They have many celebrity member’s such as Pamela Anderson and Pink just to name a few, with their influences they shine a spotlight on the cruel truth involving animal abuse in the world today.
One nauseating practice in today’s animal abuse cases are the shocking events that happen behind closed doors in Experimentation Labs. There are many well known household products and cosmetic companies that still pump their products into animals’ stomachs, rub them into their skin, squirt them into their eyes, or force animals to inhale them as aerosol sprays. As many forget this is all perfectly legal, especially due to the fact that the FDA requires all drugs to be tested on animals first (Schrieber 14). However, animals are extremely different than humans, making animal drug testing unreliable, dangerous and potentially an unneeded waste of innocent animals. There are many well-known companies, which test their products on these blameless animals some of these companies include: Clorox, Gilette, Loreal, and Avon just to name a few (Scrieber 1). Gilette actually shaves their testing animals (Rabbits are often used) and they cut them to test the sharpness of the blades. They also forcefully make these animals ingest the product and spray it in their eyes also known as Draizing (Rowan...