[IELTS Ideas] Animal rights

1. Arguments for Animal Testing

  • Animals are used in important scientific research
  • It is necessary to do medical tests on new drugs
  • Animal testing helps to advance medical and scientific knowledge / medical breakthroughs
  • Many important medical discoveries involved experimentation on animals
  • Researchers aim to minimize the suffering that animals experience
  • Testing for the cosmetics industry is now banned in many countries
  • Some medical or scientific experiments simply cannot be done on humans

2. Arguments against Animal Testing

  • The benefits of research using animals do not justify the suffering caused
  • It is cruel if it is just done to publish papers
  • There are alternative methods of research
  • Computer simulation can be used in most cases
  • The lives of animals should be respected
  • Humans have no moral right to do experiments on animals

3. Arguments for Vegetarianism

  • Vegetarians do not eat foods that are produced by killing animals
  • Many people choose a vegetarian diet for moral or health reasons
  • A healthy diet is possible without eating meat
  • It is unnecessary to kill animal for food
  • A vegetarian diet may reduce the risk of disease like cancer
  • Many people question the treatment of animals in factory farms

4. Arguments against Vegetarianism

  • Vegetarians do not eat a balanced diet
  • In many cultures, meat is the main ingredient in traditional meals
  • Meat-eaters argue that animals are below humans in the food chain
  • It is completely natural for us to kill them for food
  • Our aim should be improve farming methods
  • Farms should produce organic food

 

Positives of Zoos

  • Zoos play an important role in wildlife conservation
  • They can help to protect endangered species
  • Zoos allow scientists to study animals and their behavior
  • Zoos are educational, interesting and fun
  • Children, in particular, enjoy learning about animals
  • Zoos provide job

Negatives of Zoos

  • Zoo animals are kept in artificial environments
  • They are kept in cages or have limited space
  • Zoo animals rely on humans
  • They lose the freedom to hunt for food
  • They best way to save endangered species is by protecting natural habitats
  • Some people believe that zoos are unethical
  • Zoos exhibits animals with the aim of making money
  • We have no right to use animals for entertainment and

 

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