Human Animals Are Equal And Moral Standing, The Value Of Lives, And Speciesism

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In comparison of “All Animals Are Equal and Moral Standing,” the “Value of Lives, and Speciesism” the key differences are based on the values outlined by the writers. In Value of Lives and Speciesism, Frey discusses the importance of animals feel pain and suffer just as humans do, but also admits that there are reasons such as necessary medical research for harming animals. On the other hand, Singer’s All Animals Are Equal focuses on the rights of hemostats in comparison to those who can make intelligent decisions. The question is should non-human animals have rights and how far do those rights reach? Both agree that animals should have rights, but their major differences including, pleasure and pain, hierarchy, consumption, and richness of life.
The singer admits that the capacity of a being to experience things like pleasure and pain are important and should be taken into account, but believes that it is not the primary concern. He explains that “[equality is] an unjustifiable demand” (173), because everyone has “differing capacities of pleasure and pain” (173) along with many other differences. Not to say that equality should not exist, but to say that all intelligent beings should have rights for no reasons besides that it is right. Frey, in contrast, believes that pain and suffering are the primary reasons for equality. All animals feel pain and therefore, should have the right to live as equals. His exception of animal testing allows for harm to non-human animals as…

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