Throughout eat other animals, cheetahs can outrun lions,

Throughout history, we see many examples of evolution and change. Google defines evolution as “the process by which different…living organisms…have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth.” Humans often view ourselves as different from animals, but in fact, we humans are a type of animal, to be more exact we come from apes, but some forget to understand the statement made by Charles Darwin “…life is… the survival of the fittest…”. Lions eat other animals, cheetahs can outrun lions, some bears can climb trees these are just example of  the statement “…survival of the fittest…” Throughout history, we can see the remarkable changes that have occurred, to our bodies, to our land, to our law, and especially to how we treat animals. We have organizations protecting animals that do not work, do not pay taxes, and do not have a major impact on the society. In today’s society we see humans trying to get other animals the same unalienable rights as we hold, Animal Bill of Rights (ABR) would include rights that stop companies and our government from experimenting products on animals, the right to be present in court and “…safeguard by the law of the land.”(ABR) In our heads, this seems as a great idea, one that involves no risks, one where everyone wins, but we ignore the facts and we forget about the dangers that could and will have on human lives.        Even though humans are animals, we are not the same. We share a lot of similarities with other animals, but we are more sophisticated, advanced and civilized. The whole idea of evolution is based on four words “…survival of the fittest…” spoken by the brilliant, English scientist, Charles R. Darwin. Throughout history, we see many animals that did not survive such as Passenger pigeons, Sea minks, Quaggas, and the world famous dinosaurs. The death of these species and devastating and some still a mystery. We, humans, believe in expanding our knowledge, our land, and our wealth- after all, we live in an “…expanding universe…” (Edwin Hubble) and during this expansion and process of evolution, we have had to convert forests with fertile land and a solid foundation to create homes and create organic foods for mankind and to create plenty of lands to live on for our future generations. When we hold the pressure and weight of killing other animals solely on human expansion and ignore the reality in which, animals eat animals and animals kill others to survive. When we give an animal certain rights, we are obliged to give other animals these rights as well, according to Science Alert, Mosquitoes, “…the pesky bugs that suck blood and transmit viruses from person to person – are responsible for the most animal-related deaths.” (Science Alert),  what would be the punishment for transmitting viruses and killing approximately 750,000 humans every year. If we look at the bigger picture and focus on slightly bigger animals that spread disease and viruses by just being in contact with food and some even that are airborne we forget about these threats, Mosquitos are killed  and tested to create mosquito repellents which the majority of the population uses to kill and repel mosquitos and other insects. When we consider humans as the same as all the other animals we would have to treat them as such, we would have to change our whole government. We simply do not have enough understanding and research to really understand the depth of the situation, many argue that an Animal Bill of Rights does not mean animals having the “same” rights as humans but rights that protect and save animal lives, but who decides what rights these animals get? Who decided which animal get which right? and even if we did come to a conclusion, who would represent these animals in court? How would you know the animals point of view in the case?Animals are friends. Animals are family. Some animals are pets. When we create a legal document stating certain rights for animals, we are losing the privilege of owning pets, public and private zoos, on research and expansion of our understanding of these animals, and how to help them. A wildlife photographer, David Slater, went to Indonesia to take pictures of “These monkeys, crested black macaques are considered to be critically endangered, which is just one step before extinct in the wild.” (Podcast) with an animal bill of rights, we would not be able to help these animals, according to the “Animal Bill of Rights’ we are not allowed to move or change locations of animals without their “consent” but how do we get their consent? We now, without a Bill of Rights are allowed to help them, we could bring them into zoos and special research centers where they could possibly reproduce and not go extinct. For all of history, we have been looking forward to a future where everyone is equal, where everyone has the same opportunities, etc. We cannot simply put a “third-parties” or other animals life before ours, our minds don’t work like that, as a matter of fact, no animals mind thinks like that. When we test products especially products that are revolutionary and products that scientist know little about, we have to test these products on other animals that have similar skin and biological features as human do, but with the Animal Bill of Right we are somewhat forced to stop animal testing because many activists consider this as an act of cruelty. These activists have not wondered or imagined the hazards and dangers we have found in products by animal testing, the number of lives we have saved; of children, woman, and men. Animal testing is different from animal cruelty, sometimes even scientists do not know the outcome of a certain product, chemical, or element; therefore even if they could predict an outcome it could be completely different from the data that they predicted, and they would never know if it wasn’t tested. We see many problems with making a legal document stating the rights of all animals, if we focused on ethics, morality, but put human life in front of other species, we could come up with a “better” Animal Bill of Rights. A human life does not equal any other animals life. For now we have to focus more on ethics, everyone knows that animals have feelings, everyone knows that an animal has a heart, but the difference between us and other species is the ability to be self-aware but we have organizations protecting animals that do not work, do not pay taxes, and do not have a major impact on the society. In today’s society we see humans trying to get other animals the same unalienable rights as we hold, Animal Bill of Rights (ABR) would include rights that stop companies and our government from experimenting products on animals, the right to be present in court and “…safeguard by the law of the land.”(ABR). We could have an Animal Bill of Rights but not now, and not in the near future because we have to focus on ourselves, and on our future before we can help others.

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