A painless death at an animal shelter is far better than a life of severe pain and deprivation in a laboratory before being killed by experimenters. Rather than finding more acceptable ways of harming animals in laboratories, we encourage scientists and those who fund them to embrace non-animal research and stop using animals altogether.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.