I believe that animal experimentation is the same thing as animal cruelty depending on how they treat the animals. The reason that this is an important topic I chose to write about is that some people say that animal experimentation is beneficial to today’s discoveries and I couldn’t agree more but do people think about what happens behind the scenes that lead to finding that cure which is animal experimentation. Although there are scientist and doctors who do respect and care for the animals and make sure that they aren’t in as much pain. There are two major laws that protect against animal cruelty. People confuse experimentation as a sign to hurt and break animals to figure out data which equals animal cruelty.

The first major law that protects animals is called The Animal Welfare Act. “The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers”(United State’s Department of Agriculture). This quote is explaining how the law was approved in 1966 because people also felt that protecting the animals was ethical. The quote also explains how this law protects animals that are being used for research, exhibition, transport, and dealers. The law was enforced by USDA, APHIS, Animal care. The second law that was enforced is called Humane Methods of Slaughter Act the law says that the animals that are food to us and being slaughtered at human hands requires proper treatment and human handling. This law was passed in 1978 the original date that the law was passed was 1958. Animals should be cared for even if they do become our food they should at least be handled in a good way. “Originally passed in 1958, the law that is enforced today by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) was passed as the Humane Slaughter Act of 1978”(United State’s Department of Agriculture). This quote is saying that there was a first law that was put in place before the humane act but was then turned into the humane law Which was passed by this new generation.

There are laws that protect animal cruelty. And I do believe that animal experimentation is the same thing as animal cruelty depending on how you treat the animals. Animals are the ones that suffer and yes it is beneficial because we do get data from animals but we should also be looking for more ways to decrease the amount of animals being used in experiments “Animal models are often used to test the effectiveness of a drug or procedure before proceeding to clinical trials”(Roberts, Kwan,Evans,Haig) this quote is explaining how animals are being used to test drugs that might not even be effective to the health world and when they are not effective you just end up taking a life. Just because animals are not humans that doesn’t mean that they don’t have rights they have a heart and as long as it beasts they deserve to be on this planet because no one has the right to take a life, animal or not. “Moreover, if animal experiments fail to inform medical research then the animals suffer unnecessarily”(Roberts, Kwan,Evans,Haig). This quote is saying that if animal experiments go wrong and there’s no way to bring Back the animal and even if there ways the animal would probably come back with side effects and would have to be killed anyway because know the animal won’t be useful. That way is why we are one day going to have less and less animals.

Animal abuse is terrible and yes animals also get abused in medical fields “These facilities imprison millions of animals and squander billions in taxpayer dollars and charitable donations each year to conduct cruel experiments that cause immense pain and misery and are irrelevant to human health” (PETA). This quote matters because it is saying that the medical field does abuse animals in animal experimentations. This quote is also saying how the data is irrelevant to human health. The reason that this topic is so important is because doctors and people in the medical field sometimes take advantage of animals because they can’t speak so they can’t stand up for themselves but I’m sure that if they could they wouldn’t let themselves be taken advantage of especially when the results and data are irrelevant. This connects to something I learned about called the syphilis study this connects because the African American men were taken advantage of just like the animals and I know that animals aren’t humans but they do have a beating heart. What is your definition of being alive?

Annotated bibliography

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1122396/

Animals in Experiments

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14 Comments
  1. Alex 4 months ago

    Dear Melody
    I’m very impressed with your level of work and how well you explained everything in your blog titled Animal experimentation = Animal cruelty. It really shows your understanding on the topic. It really expresses how you feel about animal testing. One line from your blog that standed out to me was “That way is why we are one day going to have less and less animals.” This quote standed out to me because its true if we continue our behavior one day we will run out of animals and then what are we going to do. Another line that standed out to me was “ This quote matters because it is saying that the medical field does abuse animals in animal experimentations. This quote is also saying how the data is irrelevant to human health.” This quote sticked out to me because it shows that the data that is collected is irrelevant which shows that animal testing is pointless to some point. I look forward to see some more of your work in the near future.

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      Melody 3 months ago

      Dear Alex
      thank you for the great encouraging words. I’m glad that my point of view was also alike in what you believe.

  2. Paola 4 months ago

    Dear Melody,

    I’m impressed about your post because I like how you write about the topic of “I believe that animal experimentation is the same thing as animal cruelty depending on how they treat the animals.” something that i liked about your post was when you said ” The reason that this is an important topic I chose to write about is that some people say that animal experimentation is beneficial to today’s discoveries and I couldn’t agree more but do people think about what happens behind the scenes that lead to finding that cure which is animal experimentation.” i agree with you and i like how you show so much care for this topic. And you’re analysis is so strong and is your information you give is interesting. Thank you for your post i enjoyed it and would like to hear more about you.

                                  sincerely, paola H
    
  3. Erika 4 months ago

    Dear Melody,
    I like how you talked about how there is laws that protects animal cruelty. Thank you for your post and hope you keep on posting.
    Sincerely,
    Erika Romero

  4. Alison 4 months ago

    Dear Melody,
    Your post is very intresting and draws alot of attention. Your point is well argued and you have avery great writing voice. Im glad you explained how animals should be protected becuase they are also a form of life. You also mentioned that they can not talk so they dont have the power to be able to advocate for themselves and have a say in what they want. Your post was very well written and I look foward to reading your next posts!

  5. Shania 4 months ago

    Dear Joana,
    I really like the fact that you were really detailed in your writing about the animal testing because animal testing is a big deal. Especially because scientists and doctors are killing them. “There are laws that protect animal cruelty” I like this quote because most people wouldn’t want to save the animals, they don’t care about the outer world they only care about themselves. One thing I think you should add is how do you think the people that were harming the animals will feel if they were the animals.

  6. nakiah 4 months ago

    Dear melody,
    I love everything about your research. i love your argument and how you put everything. something that i thought you could have done better was more analysis. you also did great when you talked about the animals.

  7. Josue 4 months ago

    Very great job on the structure of your opinion. I really like how you brought up the topic of animal abuse. It makes it very strong.

  8. Valeria 4 months ago

    Melody, your post was well put together and helped me realize that this topic needs to be talked about more.

  9. Bryan 4 months ago

    Dear Melody, I thought that this was a good post. I like how you say that just because animals can’t talk it gives you the right to abuse and kill them. I agree with this because I feels that animals shouldn’t be taken advantage of when since they are not able to stand up for themselves.

  10. Daniel 4 months ago

    Dear melody, It Daniel. great post I really like how you expressed the feeling of animals abused. Really stand out to me. You did a great job on the blog really enjoyed it. can’t wait to read more blogs from you. Also great evidences. really supported your claim.

  11. Luis 4 months ago

    Really interesting and informative post Melody. Great citations and evidence being provided. Hope to seem more from you.

  12. Diego 4 months ago

    Alright Melody at first I was thought that the argument being made was incorrect but after the citations and evidence it seems you changed my mind. As animals are said to be protected but you well exsplain that the laws passed are not effective properly as lost animals are gone forever on drugs that may not work. It is a good topic that should be looked into more by other people. Nice work and I look foreword to more good arguments as this.

  13. Nacia 4 months ago

    Hi Melody It’s Nacia and when looking at your post there was so many feelings excitement and pride because you mentioned things like animal abuse and The Animal Welfare Act because those aren´t things that are really paid attention to and itś nice to know someone is realizing it. Thank you for you post and I hope you continue to post.
    Sincerely,
    Nacia Russell

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