In this society, it is under law for all people have the basic rights under the universal declaration of human rights. As stated, this only benefits humans, where humans rule the world. So where does the rights of animals come from? Many people do not understand animal rights and how we should treat them equally and why. Through animal research and experimentations, humans are getting benefit and gains in the obscene inhumane ways; the poor animals are suffering through pain and distress, even though they have moral status and rights. A right is a particular way of protecting interests, to say that an interest is protected by a right, is to say that interest is protected against being ignored or violated simple because this will benefit someone else. So what are animal rights? Animal rights is the idea that animals have the same rights as humans, to live free of suffrage, just as important as living individuals, and with the same moral status as humans. According to Doris Lin, an animal rights attorney and the Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Bear Education and Resource Group, “They have a right to be free of oppression, confinement, use and abuse by humans.” However, rights are not absolute in the sense that their protection has no exception. David DeGrazia, the author of many scholarly animal rights books dealing ethical and philosophical issues, explained that animal rights might be unfamiliar to most people because of the daily abuses and killing toward animals that are viewed as socially acceptable, and unconsciously ignored due to normal day-to-day activities and even festivals with animal killings for fun. (12) Animal abuses can be ranged from animal experimentations and testings, cosmetic testings, live animal shootings, to abuses of farm animals, these abuses are widespread and are considerably immoral and inhumane. Animals have moral status and moral rights as much as humans does, however it might seem less important compared to humans, even...
PHI 208 Understanding Philosophy
June 1, 2014
According, to the animalright movement animals are equal to human in many ways than one, companionship, protector, and a medically alert animal. In recent years a number of oppressed groups have campaigned about Animals being equal to human. We should extend non-humanrights to animals the same equality as a human is given the same consideration. Even, though the weakness of the utilitarian on animal and human rights is callous, the strength and the weakness of that theory is relation to the issue. The strength of the Utilitarian Peter Singer regarding animalrights, and utilitarianism are equalized.
Although, the strength of the Utilitarianism and their animalrights movement are quite basic, based on reason they should be strength, but because of the other theories are mostly based on reason they don’t get leg-up about their advantages (Reynolds, J., 2013). The Utilitarian theories show that all insulation is inadequate as a comprehensive theory of the environment ethics. This ethical is very important contribution will help the Utilitarian to incorporate their strength while avoiding the compensation of their social weakness...
Animalrights has been one of the most peculiar and debated topics in the whole history of ethics. In the society we live in today, it is under law according to the declaration of human rights, for all people to have basic rights, such as liberty, personal security and equal treatment no matter nationality, skin color or sex. This law therefore excludes any form of slavery or any cruel and degrading treatment or punishment from happening, but as stated though, this regulation only benefits humans, as if they were the only form of life on planet Earth. The question then becomes clear. What about animals? are they protected as well? Many people in our days unfortunately don't seem to understand why animals should be protected and what having a right for them means. Animalrights is the idea that animals have the same rights as humans, to live free of suffrage, just as important as living individuals, and with the same moralstatus as humans. Is this today actually happening?
This essay is specifically going to address the issue of animalrights through the examination of a particular branch, which is animal vivisection. Vivisection comes from the latin word ''vivus'' meaning alive and ''sectio'' meaning cutting. It is defined as surgery conducted for...
...Should Animals Have More Rights?
Some people believe that animals are humans’ friends. The other people might do not think so. Because people have different values of animals, the arguments are commenced. Since 1977, all of three philosophers, Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Carl Cohen have respectively written their work to declare the status of animals. On the one hand, according to Peter Singer’s “AllAnimals Are Equal(1977), ” and Tom Regan’s “The Case for AnimalRights(1989),” they claim that people should give equal rights to animals as the way do for human beings, and treat all the animals in certain way no matter how the consequences are; On the other hand, in “The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research(1986),” Carl Cohen believes that animals have no rights because they are not a part of a group whose typical members are moral agents and able to respond to moral claims. Only human can be the top one of the living beings in the world. Then the other two consider this is a form of speciesism. To see how this long debate’s process, animals’ equal rights and speciesism are the focus. First of all, animals should have equal rights. Peter Singer starts to call for the...
“What is man without the beast? If the beast were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beast soon happens to man” (Chief Seattle). While much has been done to protect animals, it is nowhere near what needs to be done to secure their inhabitance on earth and give them their rights. Animals have nerves so they can feel pain and they do suffer so is itright to put them through that by experimenting on them? Additionally if more of the world’s animals are not protected a lot more will be extinct in the coming years. Finally hunting, in almost all areas, is no longer a way to gain food as it used to be, it is now just done for pure sport or “fun“. Should animals have to suffer just to benefit a single race of beings? And what does it feel like to be hunted down in terror and then torn apart while still alive?
In this society, it is under law for all people to have the basic rights under the universal declaration of human rights. As stated, this only benefits humans, where humans rule the world. So where does the rights of animals come from? Many people do not understand animalrights and how we should treat them equally and why. Through animal research and experimentations, humans are getting benefit...
AnimalRights Movement is a serial movement which seeks an end to the rigid moral and legal distinction drawn between human and non-human animals, an end to status of animals as property, and an end to their use in the research, food, clothing, and entertainment industries.
AnimalRights movement is sometimes called the animal liberation movement,animal personhood, or animal advocacy movement.
How AnimalRights Movement Affects the Business Environment:
AnimalRights movement affects the business environment in so many ways. I would like to list down the freedom which animalrights/welfare councils provided.
The Farm Animal welfare council's so-called five freedoms (FARC 1992), provide a framework for assisting farm animals welfare. There freedoms include:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst: by providing ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor.
- Freedom from discomfort: by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting place.
- Freedom from pain, injury or disease: by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.
- Freedom to express normal behavior: by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the...
November 14, 2012
The Rights of Animals
When we say that all human beings, referring to both men and women, whatever their race or sex may be are created equal, what is it that we are actually proclaiming? Peter Singer, writer of “All Animals are Equal” aims to advocate to us as readers to make the mental switch in respect to our attitudes toward a species other than our own. And by this I am referring to animals. R.G Frey takes on a very different position that he expresses in “Moral Standing, the Value of Lives, and Specieism.” Although there is nothing in his work that has ever suggested that animals don’t count, he disagrees with Singer, in a way, because he does not believe that animals possess moral standing.
But first, I would like to discuss Singer’s essay merely due to the fact that there may be a case for a new liberation movement. Singer “urges that we extend to other species the basic principle of equality that most of us recognize should be extended to all members of our own species (pg. 171).” Many may note or make the connection that the idea of “the rights of animals” is somewhat of a parody to the case for women’s rights. But some may argue that the case for equality between men and women cannot validly be extended to non-human animals because, for an example, and...
12 April 2013
Animalrights are benefits that humans give to animals, including the right of protection from user and abuse by people. Do you agree or disagree?
For decades, the question “Do animals have rights?” has been examined from many different angles. People contend that animals do or do not have rights based on several factors, including whetheranimals can learn, can use language, are conscious, are able to suffer, and are ethical beings. Whether and which animals have rights depends on which characteristics are considered. For many years, there has been a major debate regarding animalrights. So, what are animalrights? Animalrights is the idea that animals have the same rights as humans, to live free of suffering, are just as important as living individuals, and have the same moralstatus as humans. Also, as Doris defined animalrights “The right of animals is to be free of oppression, confinement, use and abuse by humans” (721-725). There are people think that animals need rights to be protected. They think that animals should be treated as humans....
...Why animals should have not have rights?
In “The Case for AnimalRights”, Tom Regan advocates his view of animalrights. He states that the animalrights movement is committed to “the total abolition of the use of animals in science”; “the total dissolution of commercial animal agriculture and the total elimination of commercial and sport hunting and trapping”. Throughout his essay, Regan points out the root of the problem as “the system that allows [humans] to view animals as our resources”. This reason is fundamentally wrong because humans can do whatever to please to fulfill their desires by using their resources at their own will. He rejects the ideas of utilitarianism because it only satisfies the majority of the population as supposed to meeting everyone’s needs. He argues that all life form, whether human or not, have their own intrinsic value and are among equal with each other. Therefore, humans have no right to exploit animals because they are not superior to other species according to Regan’s argument.
In his essay, Regan constantly reminds the reader about how it is wrong to see how animals are inferior to humans and how we both have an intrinsic value in the entire ecosystem. However, Regan does not describe to us how he defines intrinsic value. He does not give...