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Every year an estimated 25-35 million animals are subjected to painful and cruel testing in laboratory experiments These experiments are performed to better the health of human beings by means of research Many of these non-human animals are put through tests that you would not wish on your worst enemy Many wonder if the means justify the ends in these particular experimentsControversy occurs when there is a perception that the animals being used in the experiments are subjected to cruel unusual and inhumane treatment Proponents of animal testing cite the death and suffering of infants children and adults due to diseases that still have no effective treatment or cure If animal testing is morally justified what are the circumstances that justify itShould animals have rights Some philosophers believe sentience is the key to determine the ethical status of animals If non-human animals should have rights then how do we determine what rights to give them We have the right not to suffer Why dont animals have the same right Do all sentient beings deserve rights in relation to their well-beingDogs cannot realize the importance of voting therefore they have no interest in voting This is why dogs do not have the right to vote If non-humans suffer just as we do should they have the same rights we do From a utilitarian point of view you might ask the question is the suffering of these non-human animals out-weighed by the relief that it can bring humans Many experiments that were performed on animals have been very beneficial for human health On the more common side numbers show that non-human animals are tortured and put through cruel testing with little or no results Should a non-human animals suffering ever outweigh a humans suffering In 1792 Mary Wollstonecraft an early feminist published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman At the time of this publication the general population considered her thoughts on womens rights ridiculous Thomas
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