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Animal Cruelty By: Catherine McKay and Misa Yamada
Animal Cruelty• Infliction of suffering or harm to non-human animals• For purposes other than self-protection• Harm to non-human animals for specific gains; killing non-human animals for food or fur
Animal CrueltyOften people harm non-human animals forspecific gains such as:• Animal experimentation/testing• Factory farming• Fur trade• Hunting and harvesting• Entertainment animals
Animal cruelty ethical aspects• Consistency- consistent with beliefs• Facts- effects moral judgment• Moral relativism- values determined from society raised in• Hidden Benefits- if you support something gives you a positive image.• Duty Ethics- your duty to do something makes it ethical
Animal Testing• Animal tests are conducted all over the world• Majority of animals used for testing are rats and mice• Other animals used are hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, frogs, nonhuman primates, sheep and cattle• Millions of the animals listed above are locked inside cold cages in laboratories, waiting in fear to be experimented with the next painful procedure
Animal Testing• Every year more than 100 million animals suffer and die from animal testing• Before a product is claimed as human friendly, hundreds of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year• We may not be aware, but the products we use, such as toothpaste and shampoo are animal tested shows support to using animals for experimentation for our own gain
Killing of dogs in China• Slaughtered 50,000 dogs• 3 people died from rabies• Dogs survived- military and police dogs• Government paid people to kill their dogs• PETA- urged people to protest• Government defend themselves- prevent rabies
Was this Ethical?
Emotion, Language and Perception• West- dogs have long been cherished as companions• Emotions come from pictures• Language effects emotion and perception of the situation
Work Cited• “Animal Testing 101.” PETA.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Apr. 2012. http://www.peta.org.issues/animals-used-for-experi .• “Animals Used for Experimentation.” PETA.org. N.p., n.d. Web 4 Apr. 2012. http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experim .• Sommerville, Quentin. "Dog Cull in China to Fight Rabies." BBC News. BBC, 08 Jan. 2006. Web. 04 Apr. 2012• "Chinese County Clubs to Death 50,000 Dogs." Msnbc.com. 8 Jan. 2006. Web. 4 Apr. 2012.