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    The Case For Animal Rights

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    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,…

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    Humans, animals, plants and all kinds of creatures live in this planet relevant to each other in an established order. To maintain the order and to keep the planet habitable we are responsible for our actions against other creatures. This leads to the point that we have some moral obligations towards animals. To clarify, we as humans can not cause unnecessary pain that even Edwin Locke who is against animal rights agrees upon (Edwin Locke, 1). However, these moral obligations do not include meat…

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    Animal Rights has been a controversial topic for thousands of years. They date back to the Romans and Greeks in the sixth century BC. The belief for the inalienable rights of animals has been both fought for and fought against by many around the world. Some groups of people are very strong in these beliefs and take major actions to get the attention of society. Regardless of beliefs, animal testing and animal rights are important issues that should be recognized as such. One of the first…

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    A common opinion when discussing animal rights is “that we shouldn’t treat animals as brutally as we do now. We should kill them humanely, instead.” This opinion is the middle ground between “speciesism” (Cohen, speciesism, 485) and giving animals “inviolable rights” (Donaldson and Kymlicka, Zoopolis, 19). The questions then arise on whether this middle ground thought can provide enough meat for 7 billion people and reduce animal suffering? do the lives of other beings matter and what rights are…

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    Animal Rights

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    technologies or human subjects, but extend to the use of non-human animals in medical research. While there is growing concern about the use of animals in research, it seems that supporters and critics of animal rights have focused on the wrong question. That is, whether it is ethically justifiable to use animals as subjects in research if they experience human-like qualities such as pain. Instead of arguing for the affirmative or negative for this question, I focus my attention on whether the…

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    Animal Rights: A Movement in the United States of America The main goal of this research paper is to describe the content and evaluate the impact of the United States of American Animal Rights movement. Although this social movement I will mostly call “animal rights,” it is well within the whole spectrum of the animal liberation movement, such as animal welfare etc. “Animal rights” has a very specific meaning, as one of the many possible approaches that signifies protection for animals. There…

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    “Animals are not ours to eat. Animals are not ours to wear. Animals are not ours to experiment on. Animals are not ours to use for entertainment. Animals are not ours to abuse in any way.” (Evans 21). A great defense for animal rights is philosophy, philosophical discussions use ideas and theories about questions morality. In this case philosophy is animal rights’ best supporter. The touchy subject that is animal rights can be difficult to conclude and apply to real-life situations, but…

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    In every discipline, there are unique approaches and attitudes towards the elements that are faced within each job. These diverse approaches are adopted and practiced by those that are involved in them, typically based on what the end-goal of the job actually is. One such example would be between an Animal Right’s Activist and a Meat-Eating Activist. The topic on which they differ is on the killing of animals for food. In each of the above fields, there are rhetorical devices that are used to…

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    Kant’s argument regarding animals and their rights, is based on rationality. This is because Kant analyses the way in which animals work and points out the one thing that distinguishes humans from animals. This one thing is rationalism, as humans have the ability to use reason, unlike animals. Therefore Kant decides that animals are not conscious beings, hence cannot be held responsible for their actions, whereas humans can be, animals are simply a means to an end for humans. However, this does…

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    without causing pain, then it is acceptable. One of the main emphasis of utilitarianism is animal rights. It primarily focuses on the treatment of animals and how they should be treated more humanely. The paper will discuss utilitarian’s beliefs and whether they require people to stop eating animals and experimenting on them. The classical utilitarian, Jeremy Bentham, argued that the main principle of utility is that we must generate the most happiness and the least unhappiness…

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