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Ethical Obligations To Circus Animals - ... Robert Sapolsky, who is currently serving as a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research in Kenya, provides further insight into these training methods, stating, “training most baboons to do tricks is not trivial … it is highly likely that it required considerable amounts of punishment and intimidation” (PETA 2012). This is representative of the training a majority of circus animals must undertake, and not solely baboons. Not only are these training methods overtly abusive, but, to make matters worse, they are also deliberate....   [tags: morality, human entertaintment ]
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The Ethics of Medical Animal Testing - In all matters, including medicine, the well-being of the human race comes before any other consideration. This is the justification for the use of nonhuman animal testing in medicine. Of course this argument brings issues into play that are both ethical and professional and need exploring before a definitive answer can be given. The Rights of “Lesser Life Forms” Animals have rights. This is a statement that very few people will disagree with. Animal cruelty as an end unto itself (i.e. for entertainment) is just wrong....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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The Influence of Domesticated Animals on Human Welfare - Ever since animals have been domesticated, they have been very instrumental in providing humans with a plethora of benefits in multiple areas such as agriculture, medicine, and industry (Transgenic Animals). Today, animals and their products are used for almost everything from food to clothing to products we use on an everyday basis. Some argue that animals should not be used as much as they are being utilized; however the use of domesticated animals propelled humans from a nomadic species to a more civilized people....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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Explanation of a Human Being - People have many different descriptions of the nature of human beings. Basically, a human being belongs to the species Homo sapiens, whether a man, woman, or child. The term human being can be described many different ways, taking into account diverse lifestyles and such characteristics as trustworthiness and religious beliefs. For instance, human beings have diverse life styles. For example many human beings live a simple life style. According to the author of the essay “Could you live with less” a simple lifestyle is “lush with comfort and convenience… I have a monastically simple life” (Mills 571)....   [tags: Human Beings, ] 697 words
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Intrinsic Value in the Non-Human Natural World - Intrinsic Value in the Non-Human Natural World When it comes to the question of non-human rights and the value of nature, there are adamant advocates, those who completely disagree with particular values and rights for the ecosystem, and those could care less. For myself, I believe I have fallen somewhat in between these extremes and have honestly never really considered the idea of intrinsic value and certain rights for the non-human natural world. Singer, Baxter, Steinbock and Callicott (with the words and ideas of Leopold) each have very different ideas about animal rights and the concept of the non-human natural world having a value by itself, regardless of hu...   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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Genetically Modified Human Beings - ... Current studies done on GE foods lack consistency in their results; there are studies that show GE foods can be toxic or allergenic to human beings and there’s a concern that there is a conflict of interest for current published and unpublished studies. Since the commercialization of GE foods, “Scientists, food producers, consumers and public interest groups, governments and policy-makers are polarized on this issue.” (193 Bongyu) For a technology that has been in the marketplace for 18 years there has not been enough peer-reviewed published studies on the safety of its consumption in human beings; in fact, there has only been 5 studies done on human beings and the results of them were a...   [tags: dna, genetically engineered]
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Human Beings: Social Creatures - Are humans beings estranged in essence by nature or anti-social creatures. We ponder this question many of times wondering if we just thrive in society by nature or we just anti-social individuals. I accept as true that human beings are social creatures and that we prosper within a community because of our nature. As Tinder uses estrangement to signify every kind of disunity among human beings. In the way Tinder states estrangement it would be that war among nations, conflicts amongst classes, and personal alienation are demonstration of estrangement....   [tags: Psychology] 851 words
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The Difference Between Animals and Humans - ... He argues that there is this “cruelty-kindness view” in that he states “…we have a direct duty to be kind to animals and a direct duty not to be cruel to them.” (E, p. 536) This view seems to have a valid argument but his argument begins to fail as he blurs the lines of human and animal interests during his argument to support this. However, Peter Singer has some level of agreement but takes a different stance. Peter Singer’s argues that we should take a utilitarian viewpoint on how people should treat animals....   [tags: Autonomy, humans, animals]
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Better Treatment of Animals Will Help us to Remain Human - Every day in countries around the world, animals are fighting for their lives. They are enslaved, beaten, and kept in chains to make them perform for humans' "entertainment"; they are mutilated and confined to tiny cages so that we can kill them and eat them; they are burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in the name of "science"; they are electrocuted, strangled, and skinned alive so that people can parade around in their coats; and worse. (PETA) Every year, millions of animals are suffering slaughterhouse and painful procedures for the clothing of humans....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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Save the Animals: Say No to Animal Experimentation! - Most of the medications that we in market today have been tested and proven effective for animals before prescribing them to human beings. However, would it feel good to know that every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are captured from the wild and die just because of these said experiments. For many years now, scientists have been using animals for their laboratory experiments to produce new medicines. Although scientists have been using this process for many decades in the field of medicine, it is still a controversial issue for those who are pro animal experimentation and against animal experimentation....   [tags: Animal Experimentation, Animals,]
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It's because they are human beings - Sitting down at Barnes and Noble, or Starbucks, with a coffee and a tasty blueberry muffin, doesn’t seem so complicated. A problem that might arise, is there an electrical plug nearby to plug in the lab top just in case the battery gets low on power. Simple enough, the coffee is just right and the internet is up and running. What better morning could there be. Such simple freedoms everyone takes for granted, never a second thought to whether this is allowed. Who can purchase food and drink here....   [tags: Racial Relations, African-Americans] 1876 words
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Unhappiness in Human Beings - In Thomas De Quincey's essay "Confessions of an English Opium Eater," the speaker discusses the problems associated with drugs. He suggests that his "dreams were accompanied by deep-seated anxiety and gloomy melancholy, such as are wholly incommunicable by words" (971). However, sadness and gloom do not belong exclusively to addicts as Shelley points out in his poem "To a Skylark." The everyday man also faces the same problem as De Quincey's opium eater as human beings have a tendency to focus on life's sadness....   [tags: Confessions of an English Opium Eater] 1010 words
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Animals Should Be Kept in National Parks - Would you like to see animals behind bars or have a great communication with them face to face. People now set up national parks in order to protect edge species, which are facing extinction made by human development. In the other hands, people set up zoos for animal study but more for entertainment. Because of several reasons, animals should be kept in national parks instead of zoos for the sake of animal protection. There are some facts about them to help understanding and comparing their work and function....   [tags: animals, extinction, zoo]
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Human Beings and Their Control Over Nature in the Twentieth Century - Human Beings and Their Control Over Nature in the Twentieth Century Throughout the history of western civilization, the human race has had a continuing relationship with nature and the environment. Progress has improved the way in which human beings use natural resources and the ways in which they work together to improve the quality of life. Developments in science and technology of the twentieth-century have greatly improved the way that humans interact. As the technological advancements of the twentieth-century progressed from the discovery of vaccinations to computer age technology, humans have learned to take a considerable amount of control over their lives and the environment a...   [tags: Human Nature Control Essays]
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The Impact of Human Activities to Marine Animals - ... It is consumers’ ability to decide whether to accept or reject which information vibrate with them according to their own needs, wants and lifestyle factors that form the basis for selective attention. There are different ways to enhance attention, such as intensity, movement, size, contrast, involvement etc. In the beginning , it was very difficult for IFAW, as not much attention was paid by the consumers towards their campaign. In addition, advanced technology did not exist or were inaccessible for the means of instant communication....   [tags: overfishing, pollution, dumping of waste]
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Industrialized Cruelty to Animals, Influenced by Humans - ... After the war when the Romans invaded of Britain, the British culture became delighted with the tenacity and endurance of their dogs. The Roman people expressed their historical cruelty to animals by observing publically displaying them in different ways at assemblies, elections, and plays or gladiator shows in amphitheaters or arenas as those were their social forms of entertainment. Which eventually resulted in exporting or using animals for pit fights against other or larger animals’, and in the ancient times dogs would not only face other dogs but wild boars or even bulls....   [tags: renaissance, antiquity era, domestic animals]
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The Creation of The Universe, The Earth, and Human Beings - The Creation of The Universe, The Earth, and Human Beings In the beginning there was only darkness. For many millions of years this darkness remained. There were no stars, no sun, and no earth. But one day something very special happened. The darkness created light. It was a very small amount of light but it was just enough. The light became the husband of the dark. After a long while both the light and the dark became bored. The light began to insult the dark and the light replied with equally harsh insults....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History] 1035 words
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Social Obligations and Personal Aspirations - “Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being...”(Albert Einstein) However, it increasingly difficult travel down both these paths, as, society’s expectations are quite different to personal desires. Many times it creates feelings of dissonance in the individual, as he or she is forced to make a decision between two facets of human existence. It is this personal conflict which is the theme of Mira Nair’s film, Monsoon Wedding. It explores the life of a middle-class Indian family, preparing for the wedding of their daughter Aditi....   [tags: Writing Techniques, Mira Nair] 836 words
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Animals In Our Society - “Much as we might want to understand animals at a level deeper than pop culture, we can only understand them in terms of our own experiences, language and emotions, and interpreted within our social, historical and cultural contexts. The only way we have of understanding animals is to recognize that ‘when we gaze at animals we hold up a mirror to ourselves’ (Corbett, 176). Animal messages are brought to us by the pop culture industry, whose job it is to create, disseminate, and sell meaning. In most cases, they aren’t selling you a moose, but what a moose means to you for example – the characteristics and qualities that you and most people associate with the species....   [tags: Marketing Animals]
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Human Responsibilities in Domestic Breeding - Human Responsibilities in Domestic Breeding Introduction For centuries humans have taken on the role of selectively breeding various animals in the pursuit of specific traits or behaviors. A question that is often ignored, and which I want to address, is what responsibility do the breeders have in selecting dam and sires for a mating, in regard to the offspring from that cross. In the past, animals were regarded with varying levels of respect and moral status. In early hunter-gather societies, animals were perceived as being fully rational, sentient and intelligent beings and thus be treated with due respect and consideration (1)....   [tags: Animals, Domestication, Inbreeding] 1820 words
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Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals? - Starting thousands of years ago, zoos attracted large crowds around the world (Fravel). Because of that, everyone today has seen, been to, or heard of a zoo at least once in their lifetime. However, people are missing valuable information that they need to know about zoos today. Do the zoos really do what most people think. There are 2,400 animal enclosures licensed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, however only 212 are under strict requirements from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA); keep in mind that those numbers only involve the zoos in the United States (Fravel)....   [tags: animal conservation, animal behavior, animals]
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Genetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings by Julian Savulescu - The evolution of technology has been hand in hand with the human subjugation of earth, but the question persists, when does the use of technology go too far. Advances in medical science have increased the average human lifespan and improved the quality of life for individuals. Medical science and biology are steadily arriving at new ways to alter humans by the use of advanced genetic alteration. This technology gives rise to the question of how this new technology ought to be used, if at all....   [tags: genetics, morality, technology]
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Animals in Georgia - Animals in Georgia Parasitism is a dangerous problem because it causes disease in animals. These diseases in animals can be contagious to human beings; therefore animals harm the ecosystem by spreading bacteria, and pathogens. According to Baucom, and de Roode (2011), tolerance or resistant mechanisms in animals could reduce the growth of parasites. Diseases and bacteria are not only the problems with animals, as human population increase, animals and humans comes in conflict with each other. However, the conditions and climate of Georgia can affect some foreign animals....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Should Animals Be Kept in Captivity - ... Animals may be captive in cages and pens but that doesn’t mean they are contained, as it was demonstrated in 2010 at Sea World and this isn’t the only time a captive animal has turned on its trainer. Working with a predator that kills even when it’s not hunting is taking a risk lions can be trained but they cannot be tamed in 2010 two lions turned on their trainer Oleksie Pinko during a show in the Ukraine, Pinko walked away with only minor injuries. No matter how long you work with exotic animals they will always be unpredictable and dangerous, Roy Horn of the Siegfried and Roy duo worked with tigers for most of his life, but however in 2003 Roy was attacked by a seven year old white ti...   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
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Animals In Buddhism - When my family first arrived in the dirty city of Bangkok, one of the first things my little sister asked me was “Why are there so many dogs everywhere?” Being the dog lover that she is, she was extremely disappointed to learn that these dogs were not only nobody’s pets, but that she also couldn’t pet them unless she wanted to get some weird fungus or sickness on the first couple days of her vacation. As I explained to them that the reason for all the dogs was because Thailand is mainly Buddhist and it is not in their fashion to kill these dogs, they still had a hard time accepting this fact seeing how miserable many of them look....   [tags: Animals Buddhism Karma] 1918 words
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The Traffic of Human Beings Phenomenon - The traffic of human beings is a global phenomenon that refers to all ages and sexes, but a large part of the persons implicated in the traffic with human beings is women and children. That is why the specific aspects of the person’s gender and children’s vulnerability should be considered. The victims are trafficked through numerous means of coercion or methods of hoaxing for countless abusive and exploitation scopes. It has been observed that the majority of the victims traded from Eastern to Central and Western Europe and also to North America and Asia, are women trafficked for forced prostitution....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 7110 words
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Human Beings as the Puppets of Society - Human Beings as the Puppets of Society Sociologists have long argued about whether or not we are controlled by the structure of the society in which we live, in other words, are we or are we not ‘puppets of society’. Social structure theorists such as Functionalists and conflict theorists like Marxists, believe that we are ‘puppets’ and that our behaviour is controlled by the structure of the society in which we live. Both theories suggest that people are controlled by society but this argument is opposed by social action theorists such as Symbolic Interactionists who believe that society is created by the individuals themselves....   [tags: Papers Behavior Sociology Essays Papers]
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The Inherent Rights of Human Beings - The Inherent Rights of Human Beings This question is concerned with whether or not it is possible for 'natural rights' to exist. 'Natural' rights are rights which we have 'naturally' as humans, in other words rights which we inherently have, just by being human. A large problem with answering this question is that of defining the term 'rights', a question to which the answer has been very elusive throughout the history of political analysis. The following investigation into the possibility of 'natural rights' will begin with an attempt to create a working definition of a rights, and will then proceed to examine the essence of humanity and the roots of what is a 'right', to see if it is...   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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The Cloning of Human Beings - The Cloning of Human Beings I examine five concerns held by the general population regarding human cloning and argue that they show either a misunderstanding about the process and/or result of cloning, or else ignorance about what we already do. Put differently, I argue that human cloning is not in principle more questionable than other current practices. However, I do have serious concerns about the uses to which the new technology will be put. I argue that the reasons currently proposed for human cloning are not persuasive....   [tags: Science Papers] 3419 words
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Circus Animals - ... Overall, investigating the morality of using circus animals for human entertainment is not only an animal rights issue, but a wider societal issue, reflective of the values of contemporary society. It involves analysing and concluding whether or not this practice is ethically acceptable, why this is the case and how human’s ethical obligations towards circus animals can be more aptly fulfilled. As such, it has the potential to enlighten people, and, theoretically, shed light on the mistreatment of animals and, most importantly, allow them to live better lives....   [tags: ethics, human entertainment, ignorance]
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Research REport On HUman Beings - In my report you will find that I researched and wrote about the species known as homosapiens. Also better known as human beings. I learned a lot of information about their life styles, their behaviors, their nocturnal urge to love and their hunger for knowledge. I also learned where they fit into the grand scheme of things. I learned why they are classified how they are and how they obtain food. Humans are classified in the Kingdom of Animalia because all animalia share the common bond that they are required to eat....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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Is It Possible For Human Beings to Detach Themselves from Capital? - Is it possible for human beings to detach themselves from capital. There’s a lot of substance in this paper, not only does Dipesh do a great job of critiquing Marx he uses Marx against himself. Using deconstruction Dipesh is able to whittle down the arguments of Marx and redraw them where the humanity really stands inside capital. This essays intended audience is those interested in Marx, Marxist Thought, Marxist Theory, Economics, and anyone interested in the interconnected world of people and capital (the humanities)....   [tags: Philosophy] 758 words
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Emily Dickinson's Disdain for Egotistical Human Beings - “Apparently with no surprise” by Emily Dickinson presents the trials and tribulations that a flower must overcome if it is to survive. Dickinson creates a microcosm of the real world and a deep ecological study of human kind. Her word choice betrays a hidden disdain for human beings egotistical aims. Dickinson tucks away a series of morose words in every line with the exception of line four. One must first examine the word choice of the first word and the first line. The use of the word “Apparently” creates a standard for irony and sardonicism that is seen throughout the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Poems] 523 words
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The Effect of In Vitro Fertilization on the Life of Human Beings - As defined by the Oxford online dictionary, Ethics are the “moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity” . The way by which each individual chooses to live, the decisions each person holds about what is right and what is wrong, and the way the person responds to situations and issues is a reflection of the ethical principles which stand strong to their lives. In relation to this, “bioethics” is identified to be the ethical views on “life sciences and health care, in the light of moral values and principles” ....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Animals in Biomedical Research - “How can otherwise decent citizens do these things. How can they become so insensitive to what they are doing. Don Barnes, who spent sixteen years as a biomedical scientist experimenting on animals, and now heads the Washington, DC office of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, calls the state in which he used to do his work 'conditioned ethical blindness'” (Singer and Gruen 78-80). As a former vivisector, Barnes worked with monkeys and would cut them open while they were still alive. With a primary interest of biological science, vivisectors performed experiments on living animals to advance the understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology....   [tags: Ethical issues, experiments on animals]
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Cloning Customized Human Beings - Cloning Customized Human Beings Advancement in genetic engineering has always been controversial. However, never before has it sparked more interest then with the advent of Dolly, which represents the possibility that human lives could change in more than conceivable ways, upsetting the whole dynamics of procreation. Dolly is an exact genetic duplicate of a 6-year old Finn Dorset ewe made by nuclear transfer technology (cloning). Although artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization has been around for some time, cloning differs in that only the cells of one species are needed....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays] 632 words
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Heal The World: Exploring Palmers "the Case For Human Beings" - Human beings. We are an exclusive species. Humans are able to achieve abstract thought, while most of the creatures in the animal kingdon have an attention span of only minutes. We are able to extract the purest elements from the most barren lands. We are also able to destroy the fragile biodiversity that has taken the earth millions of years to create. Should humankind, however, be punished for pushing so many different species into extinction by becoming extinct itself. In Thomas Palmer's essay, "The Case For Human Beings", Palmer explores the topics of human accomplishment, the diversity of humankind, and the havoc that said diversity has caused on the environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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Moral Obligation or Moral Responsibility - ... Overpopulation is a serious problem in the world. By enlarge, less economically developed countries have a much higher birth rate than developed economies due to lack of education and contraception. They also have a higher infant immortality rate. It is important to consider what would happen to the population if these developing economies were aided as there are two possible outcomes. Firstly, it could mean that the people in these economies would survive longer and population would greatly increase, in turn creating greater pressure on the world’s limited sources and therefore having less available land and less food production....   [tags: human rights, hunger, malnutrition]
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Should Animals be Used for Research? - We have all heard statements and read labels saying “against animal testing”, “animal cruelty-free product” and “no animals were harmed in the making of this movie…” Yet still to this day many companies continue to use animals for product and drug testing. Evidently, animal testing is a very controversial issue in the science and animal advocacy communities; as it serves as a safer and cost- efficient way to test new medicines and product lines. However, many will argue it is an unethical and inhumane way to treat animals, as science has made tremendous strides in evolution and can change their methods....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Abuse]
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Animals: Companions, Not Research Tools - Animals are used for companionship and entertainment. They are also used as tools for medical research. There is an ongoing debate about whether animals have rights and moral status. Wilson (2010) asks, “What place should non-human animals have in an acceptable moral system?” (para. 1) There is also debate in the medical community about the effectiveness of using animal models in place of humans. According to C. Ray Greek & Jean Swingle Greek (2000), “… animals are not isomorphic with humans.” Isomorphic is the scientific name for the “one-to-one correspondence between all elements in two or more living systems.” (page 89) There are other methods of research available....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Performing Animals: The Ill Treatment of Performing Orca’s in Captivity - ... His response to the negative reinforcement given and the lack of acknowledgment resonates with the behavior a human child who is always overlooked and even scorned adults would portray in their society. In all three cases, the responses can be irrational ones: for Tilikum it was acting against training that led to drowning a trainer, for the overlooked child it was bringing a gun to school to terrorize and finally be seen as something, and for the adult it was killing their spouse in cold blood for breaking up their happy home....   [tags: rational animals, orcas, immanuel kant]
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Slaughter of Animals and the Law - ... Schechita is also regulated and the people conducting religious slaughter are highly trained for years and have knowledge about animal anatomy, pathology and welfare. Therefore, we can see that these methods of slaughter are highly controlled and maybe even more than the conventional ones. The problem is whether or not they manage to avoid unnecessary suffering as the law requires them to. Thus, we should try to define the vague notion that is unnecessary suffering. From the 19th century, men have recognised that animals have feelings and thus can suffer pain, and that we should try to should avoid it when dealing with them....   [tags: animal suffering, inhumane, cruel]
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Animals' Right to Life - For decades, animal rights activists have attempted to advocate the notion that animals, as with humans, have an implicit right to life. Such premise is reasonable and often easy to accept, especially where everyone that owns a pet knows the great sensation it is to get home after a stressful day at work and be received by your playing dog or cat. For many, it is easy to recognize that dogs and cats for example, are living and sustainable animals, and therefore, that all animals have the right to live....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Necessary Obligations - Though the simplistic words reduce, recycle, and reuse, are a part of most American citizens’ vocabulary and the tasks themselves may seem even arbitrary to some, the obligation to reduce, recycle, and reuse is detrimental to the stability of our nation and the planet. For the majority that has heard of the waste hierarchy, reduce, recycle, and reuse, and know the basics of what it is, I doubt that many of us give a second thought to the catastrophic effects that are stealthily rendering our plant uninhabitable....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Human Beings and Nature: The Scientific Revolution - Human Beings and Nature: The Scientific Revolution The Scientific Revolution, perhaps one of the most significant examples of human beingsí relationship with the natural world, changed the way seventeenth and eighteenth century society operated. The power of human knowledge has enabled intellectual, economical, and social advances seen in the modern world. The Scientific Revolution which included the development of scientific attitudes and skepticism of old views on nature and humanity was a slow process that spanned over a two century period....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Animals Have Rights Too - Most human beings are inherently speciesist; meaning that they believe one species is superior to another. (Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009. 6. Print.) It can be argued that this is just an expansion of the hardship of human equality, and just as we were once desensitized to others race or gender, we are now doing the same to animals. In addition, we don’t give much thought to what goes on beyond our own little bubble. We don’t care how our food got there; we just want it....   [tags: Animal Rights] 493 words
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Religion Limits the Freedom of Human Beings - Religion Limits the Freedom of Human Beings Do you see that religion limits the freedom of the human beings. In other words, do you think there is a contradiction between being a subject of god and at the same time being a free man. To begin with, lets define what is the meaning of the word religion. The word religion is derived from the Latin word "religo" which derives from the verb "religere" which in English means relate or link. It means connecting or combining again. Here we might ask why the word means reestablish or reconnect not establish or connect....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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Human Beings as Being Genuinely Free - Human Beings as Being Genuinely Free To be able to answer this question successfully we must first understand what is meant by the term 'genuinely free.' By this do we mean to have limitless freedom where each choice is our own or rather freedom within certain boundaries. There are of course many different views which consider the extent of our freedom and what being free really means, ranging from ultimate, unlimited freedom to us having absolutely no freedom. If we are to believe that human beings are completely free we are likely to accept the Libertarian view: By liberty, then we can only mean a power of acting or not acting, according to the determination...   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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The Atomic Bomb Human Beings and Nature - The Atomic Bomb Human Beings and Nature With the surrender of Germany on May 1, 1945, the United States and its allies were well on their way to winning World War II and resuming peace in Europe. Japan was the only country still in their path. American forces soon began capturing islands off the coast of Japan including Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Since the Japanese refused to surrender, the United States began planning a ground attack on Japan's mainland. Many casualties for both sides were predicted; therefore, the United States constructed an alternate plan to end the war....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Using Animals for Research - In search for happiness and wellbeing, humanity has made advances in technology development, security, communication, and medicine. Most importantly humanity are looking to further medical research by understanding the source of diseases to efficiently implement prevention and treat inherited and acquired diseases. Generally, current diseases have been understood by researchers and medical professional. However effective treatment for certain pathology affecting people are not readily available because of the lack of well founded research and safety concern....   [tags: Medical Gentics, Animal Testing]
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The Importance of Religious Obligations Illustrated in Sophocles' Antigone - In the play Antigone by Sophocles, one of the main characters, Antigone, has to choose to obey the law or obey her religious obligations. Creon, the king of Thebes, issued and edict that said that Antigone’s brother, Polyneikes, could not be buried. Antigone felt that she should not leave her brother to be devoured by vultures and insisted on burying him. Because Polyneikes had rebelled against the state, one of the greatest offenses of the time, burying his body meant death for Antigone as well as her sister....   [tags: antigone] 567 words
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