Rebuttal- other voices
During the pre-industrialization year, testing of new medicines was done on human beings, and it led to the death of many innocent people (Miller 327). As a mechanism to stop these deaths biologists and physicists opted to experiment on mammals such as rodents to come up with suitable medicines for various illnesses. However, as time went by and social movements were formed, animal activists groups emerged. The escalating issue that revolves around fighting for animal rights is argumentative and its course not surely justified. Activists for animal rights insist that animals especially mammals should not be experimented on. The irony of the entire situation is that there are complaints of mistreating the animals that are stored in laboratories and used for experimentation. According to the media, these social movements have become radicalized and are committing terrorist activities such as defamation of some public scientific laboratories. Contrary to the above, Professor Best insists that the activities of animal liberation movement are justified while the Animal Enterprise Protection Act advances irrational requirements besides imposing inappropriate penalties.
According to Alan M.Goldberg and other authors of ‘Alternatives to Animals in Toxicity’, the animal welfare movements have resulted in a considerable change in how animals are treated during research. However, the journalist Miller disagrees with this and states that these animal activists have become extreme in their quest and are adopting terrorist techniques to achieve their goal. Putting into consideration the FBI report on the financial losses that have resulted from attacks carried out by activists, we can overlook the role they play in protecting animals and consider the greater right or the advantages obtained from the experiments. These benefits include getting medicines that save human lives.
Miller, John "In the Name of the Animals: America Faces a New Kind of Terrorism," National Review (July 3, 2006)