Avery Smith. Writing & Rhetoric II. Section Number 52-1152-18. 2pm Class. Prof Allies. Publication 3-11-14.
Animal rights have been a topic of debate for many years. There are many avenues in which animals and their inherent rights are questionable. Their skin used for purses coats and shoes. The killing of their innocence to make said items. Testing our beauty products etc. only to destroy their very beings. Consuming animals for our own fulfillment and many other ways in which an individual can dehumanize themselves on the issue of animal rights. Is animal testing and hunting truly a heart-wrenching subject that deserves a voice(s) for change? Neither the hunting nor testing of animals is morally or ethically proper.
To Some extent we all show compassion. There are artists who show their compassion for a cause. One can refer artists and their empathy to make a societal difference as “art activism.” For artist Gale Hart, art activism encompasses her body of work. Harts main area of focus is animal rights. Through gallery exhibits Gale Hart provides a visual, which conveys her discomfort towards the mistreatment of animals. Her art is meant to impact the audience allowing them to feel compelled to make a change. The strong supporters of social justice take their ideas and put them into action. One hopes that the engagements in which they show their support influence others to take part, to make a difference for a good cause. Mariana Cerovečki shows her support for animal rights by creating art. Cerovečki is twenty-one years of age and lives in Croatia. This artist works on exhibitions, documentaries, videos, blogs, and many other art forms that generate mindfulness on the topic of animal rights.
There are many ways in which the human race challenge authority or push their limits. One may know that what he or she is doing is morally wrong, but continue to proceed with their actions any way. Or they may have no morals, which allows this human to feel no remorse for their wrongdoing. Upon the subject of hunting animals, humans push ethical limits. Maybe one feels badly about killing and animal for recreational use, maybe they don’t. Either way a human dismisses animal rights when taking part in the so-called sport of hunting. Is hunting ethical, or is this intentional harm morally unsound; how does the human justify such actions? In an article by David Faser, “A ‘‘Practical’’ Ethic for Animals,” he draws on the features of practical philosophy while touching on the topic of hunting [SEE TESTING FOR MORE INFO]. In a book written by Vaughan Monamy, the issues of animal experimentation are expressed in the form of a guide. One can only imagine the cruel acts imposed upon animals by humans. Another harmful infliction that animals undergo is testing or “experimentation.” Those who share their knowledge on the subject of animal testing spread awareness. Instilling awareness can cause others to feel sympathy for animals that fall prey to experimentation and perhaps persuade them to make a change [SEE HUNTING FOR MORE INFO].