Essay Animals Are Not Equal to Humans

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The oil has always been on top. Always. The water has always been on bottom. Always. In a bottle, oil is always considered to be on top, the steadier, important substance, at a higher level than water. Oil is at the top of the liquid chain. Then again, they are both liquids and have similar characteristics; does that mean water and oil should be on the same level? Should they be considered the equal? Many people agree that animals should have some rights. Animal rights, by definition, is an animal’s right to live free from human caused suffering. However, what is continually debated is what kind of rights animals ought to have. Should animals be considered an equal to the human species or be kept below them? Although animals share many …show more content…
On the other hand, animals simply do not have the same type of brains as humans. Although animals can do wondrous amazing things, “none ever developed the technologies to build a Hoover Dam or Aswan High Dam” (Stiver, “Animals are not the Moral Equivalent of Humans”).
In addition, letting animals act like humans could endanger them. Humans have the right, unfortunately, to do certain things even when they know that it is harmful to them. Many humans like to smoke or drink and do not care about how it harms their body. Animals, who have no way of knowing if something is dangerous in the human world until after they have encountered it, may get seriously sick or hurt. For example, if a dog was considered equal, he would be allowed to eat chocolate whenever he likes. The dog would then get critically sick. In society today, it is obvious protecting an animal’s welfare is paramount. Humans should always be over animals to protect them from dangers that they wouldn’t know otherwise.
Water loves to be free and do whatever it likes. It is its true nature, just like an animal’s true nature to be free and wild. Giving those wild (or domesticated) critters the chance to be equal to us deforms their natural ways (Katz, “Animals Need Better Care”). It pulls a mask over their actual face. A mask, which hides the real face but only a little. The mask just tricks the human species into thinking animals are

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