What is the life cycle of an animal? The consequences of animal rights. “Release to the wild is not automatically in the best interests of the animal,” says Dr Chris Draper head of animal welfare and captivity at Born Free – a charity that campaigns to keep animals in the wild. Animal rights teach us that certain things are wrong as a matter of principle, that there are some things that it is morally wrong to do to animals. Many of these experiments cause pain to the animals … Animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety of other products. Learn about the different stages of an animal's life in this BBC Bitesize KS1 Science guide.