Jeremy Rifkin A Change Of Heart About Animals

It’s time to give animals the rights they deserve. For too long, we have treated animals as if they were nothing more than commodities. We have used them for food, fashion, and entertainment without a thought for their welfare. But that is changing. Increasingly, people are recognizing that animals are sentient beings with feelings and emotions just like us. They deserve to be treated with compassion and respect.

That is why I believe it’s time to give animals the legal rights they deserve. Just as we have laws to protect human beings from exploitation and abuse, so too should we have laws to protect animals. This would not only help to improve the treatment of animals, but it would also help to change the way we think about them.

We have a long way to go before animals are truly treated as equals in our society, but it’s a journey that I believe is worth taking. After all, isn’t it time we showed some compassion for our fellow creatures?

“A Change of Heart About Animals,” Commentary, September 1: Jeremy Rifkin urges that science has shown that the differences between humans and animals are less than we believe and should be extended. I disagree. Animals naturally prey on and consume one another in nature.

If we are to extend empathy to animals, then we must also accept that they will do the same to us. If not, then we are simply projecting our own values onto them.

Rifkin is right that there are some similarities between humans and animals, but this does not mean that we should treat them the same. Animals do not have the same capacity for reason or morality as humans do. We should extend compassion to them, but not at the expense of our own kind.”

On an article titled “A Change of Heart About Animals,” by Jeremy Rifkin has information on how animals, “are more like us than we ever imagined.” I disagree with Rifkin’s premise. I strongly believe humans are and will always be the dominant species and animals shouldn’t ever be on the same level with us. In my opinion, animals are inferior to us and humans will always use them for our needs.

Rifkin talks about how animals have been used for food, entertainment and even research to help humans. He states that “the routine industrial exploitation of animals” is something we take for granted.

In some cases, I agree that the way we treat and use animals is wrong, but it has been like this since the beginning of time. For example, we have been eating animals since the caveman era and there is nothing wrong with that. Animals are a good source of protein and they taste good. I’m not saying that we should continue to abuse animals and kill them inhumanely, but I don’t think we should stop eating them altogether.

As for using animals for entertainment, I think it is perfectly fine. Animals have been used in circuses and zoos for centuries and people enjoy seeing them. I don’t believe that we should stop using animals for entertainment just because some people think it is cruel.

Finally, Rifkin talks about how animals are used for research purposes. He states that “animals are routinely subjected to painful procedures in the name of science,” and that this “is one of the most ethically controversial uses to which animals are put.” I agree that this is an ethical issue, but I believe that the benefits of using animals for research outweigh the costs. Animals have helped us develop cures for diseases and create new medical technologies. Without animal testing, we would not have made the progress we have made in medicine.

So, while I agree with Rifkin that the way we treat and use animals is often wrong, I don’t think that we should stop using them altogether. Animals are a valuable resource that we have been using for centuries and they have helped us in many ways. We should continue to use animals, but we should do so in a humane and ethical manner.

Even though animals and humans are not exactly alike, we can test animal subjects to see how they react to a proposed drug. Some people say that animal testing results in data that is not applicable to human beings. That may be true but, currently, how else are we supposed find cures for diseases? Test them on children? There computer models out there as alternatives to live tests but these lack the advanced detail and accuracy needed. Additionally, testing on plants produces even less accurate results in relation to humans than tests done using monkeys or other mammals.

Yes, we are not the same as animals but we are pretty darn close. Animals have been used in medical research for centuries. In a way, you could say that they have been our guinea pigs. Even though animal testing has led to some significant discoveries, it has also been criticized by animal rights activists who believe that it is cruel and inhumane.

The debate over animal testing is complex, and there are valid points on both sides. Here, we will take a look at some of the pros and cons of animal testing.

Pros of Animal Testing

1. It has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments.

Animal testing has played a vital role in developing many life-saving treatments and cures for diseases. Insulin, for example, was first tested on dogs before being made available to humans. Other examples include the polio vaccine and penicillin.

2. It helps researchers to understand how drugs work in the body.

Animal testing is important because it allows researchers to gain a better understanding of how drugs work in the body. This knowledge is essential for developing new and improved medications.

3. It improves safety for patients.

Animal testing helps to ensure that new drugs are safe for humans before they are released onto the market. In some cases, animal testing has led to the withdrawal of potentially dangerous medications from the market.

4. It is less expensive than other methods.

Animal testing is generally less expensive than other methods of testing, such as human clinical trials. This is because animals are easier to control and require less time and resources.

5. It is more efficient than other methods.

Animal testing is often more efficient than other methods of testing, such as human clinical trials. This is because animals have shorter life spans and can be easily housed and monitored in laboratory conditions.

Cons of Animal Testing

1. It is cruel and inhumane.

Critics of animal testing argue that it is cruel and inhumane to subject animals to procedures that may cause them pain, suffering, or even death. They believe that alternative methods, such as computer simulations, cell culture techniques, and animal-free testing, should be used instead.

2. It does not always produce accurate results.

Animal testing sometimes produces inaccurate results because animals react differently to drugs than humans do. This can lead to the development of medications that are ineffective or even harmful to humans.

3. It is expensive.

Animal testing can be expensive, especially if large numbers of animals are used in the experiments. In addition, the cost of caring for and housing animals can add up over time.

4. It takes a long time.

Animal testing can take a long time, which delays the release of new treatments and cures to the market. In some cases, animal experiments may take years to complete.

5. The results may not be applicable to humans.

The results of animal experiments may not be applicable to humans, due to the fact that animals and humans are different. This means that new treatments and cures developed through animal testing may not work in humans.

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