The Work Of Immanuel Kant And Tim Regan Essay

2061 Words Dec 11th, 2016 9 Pages
Animals are a vital part of our society, we keep them as pets, as service animals, Illicit-substance detection dogs, police K-9’s, and perhaps most disputedly; farm animals. The question of whether or not animals have rights is an issue that has been heavily debated recently but has been considered for a long time. The issue seems gain popularity at every turn. In taking a closer look at the issue of whether or not animals have rights, we will be able to answer the question of whether or not it is morally acceptable to use animals in the way we do now. I would also like to begin by pointing out that I am someone who identifies as an “animals lover” but do not agree that it is morally unacceptable to use animals for vital purposes such as food, shelter, transportation, clothing, and security. There are many different philosophies we can look at to help answer this question but I will be focusing on the work of Immanuel Kant and Tim Regan. They provide opposing views to the issue of animal rights and will allow for an argument that looks at both sides of the story. Animals have had uses since the beginning of time, whether it be for their fur, meat, shelter, use of transportation, or just companionship. They play a vital part in our world as we know it and without them the course of history would be extremely different, in fact, I would argue that without animals, humanity would not have been able to survive for very long and would have likely gone extinct. It just goes to…

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