Controversial Issues In Scientific Research

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For Assignment 2, I will discuss my view on controversial issues that relate to environmental ethics and religion. In the beginning, I will discuss why our current use of zoos are immoral. In addition, I will explain the history of tree hugging and the similarities between the Paganism and Islam. Following, I will have a brief discussion on weak and strong animal rights. In conclusion, I will briefly express my opinion on the topics listed above.
I find the current state of zoos immoral. For the reasons that Dale Jamieson (2012) has listed, for example amusement, education, scientific research, and species preservation, zoos are immoral. I agree that the reasons listed are insufficient to justify depriving animals of freedom and the opportunity
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Hinduism and tree worshipping dates back to very early times due to their special value on trees. They literally believed that there were attributes of God in trees and that their destruction was a sin. The initial story of tree hugging is extraordinary. In 1730, the King of Jodhpur wanted to build a new palace and sent his soldiers to gather wood from the forest region near the village of Bishoni villagers. A female villager named Amrita Devi could not bear to witness the destruction of her faith and the village 's sacred trees (O 'Neill, 2010). Amrita decided to literally hug the trees and encouraged others to do so as well. She proclaimed that “A chopped head is cheaper than a felled tree” (O 'Neill, 2010). Bishoni followers and other followers from nearby villages came to the forest and embraced the trees to protect each one from being cut down. Each villager who hugged a tree and refused to let go were beheaded by the soldiers. The voluntary martyrdom that was displayed continued until three hundred and sixty three Bishoni villagers were killed (O 'Neill, 2010). History shows how the Bishoni faith places such a special value on trees and tree worshipping dates back to very early times. Trees are shown to be a symbol of various attributes of God and the destruction of trees is considered sinful. The Bishoni faith considered it their duty to save trees and devoted religious sanctity to every single tree. In addition, the Bishoni faith have given rise to the term “tree hugger” in efforts to protect trees at various times during India’s history. The majority of the 29 principles that the Bishoni faith practice promote environmental stewardship. The environmental ethic that is displayed in the Bishoni faith is rooted in their principles to strictly forbid the harming of animals and trees (O 'Neill,

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