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Moral and Ethical Obligations to Animals - Morality is a naturally occurring, global, psychological effect many believe is based on a human’s ability to empathise, it is thought the uncomfortable feeling of seeing another suffer pushes us to prevent the suffering. It can be viewed as the governing principal that allows us to know the difference between what is right and wrong, it drives us to act in a way which allows other beings we exist with to have a positive experience, preventing suffering. This is why irreprehensible acts such as mental abuse, physical and sexual assault and murder are considered just so irreprehensible....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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What Moral and Ethical Obligations do Humans Have to Animals - ... These ideas have been justified by philosophers using ideas similar to Kantian philosophies ie. That only human beings are rational autonomous and self-conscious. Other rationalisations which support this idea include the concept that only human beings have rights. McCloskey 1979 makes the argument that “in order for an individual to have a right to something it must be able to claim that thing for itself”. In opposition to this idea, some authors have argue that human behaviour which discriminates against animals is “speciesism” a term coined by Richard Ryder in his book ‘Experiments on Animals’ (1971) and later used by Peter Singer in his 1975 book ‘Animal Liberation’ (Fjellstrom, 2002...   [tags: animal welfare philosophy, population]
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Animals Used in Research - ... Animals have “inherent value If the animal feels pain just like we do doesn’t that animal right to live a life free of pain, non-confinement and torture.” (Singer pg. 257) Animal rights calls for what is called “an equal consideration of interest.”(Singer pg. 257) What this is if an animal can feel pain, that pain matters as much as it does when people feel pain, their pain is no less real than ours. The late 19th century German philosopher Author Schopenhaur wrote that “animals were entitled to live their lives with a due measure of freedom.”(Reagan pg.301) In 1966 President Johnson singed the Animal Welfare Act....   [tags: animal abuse, animal rights] 1448 words
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Ethical Obligations To Circus Animals - The morality of using animals for the purpose of human entertainment has long since been a divisive, polarising issue, and one to which there is no clearly defined solution. Debates on this issue commonly question the ethical responsibilities humans have to animals, and, subsequently, whether or not animals deserve to be afforded the same ethical treatment as humans. This is perhaps most evident in the extensive, subjective and widespread debate regarding the ethical acceptability of utilising circus animals for human entertainment....   [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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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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Human Beings are the Root of Evil - ... Money is something we use to survive and also acquire the things that we want. The love people have for money is what creates evil. One of the things most people are constantly thinking about is how they can get more money. In some situations that causes people to plan out crimes. Such as bank robberies or also robbing other human beings. All of those crimes take lots of thought and planning. Humans have plenty of evil thoughts. We all have them. Whether it’s something small, like when you’re stuck in traffic and someone cuts you off....   [tags: money, victim, crime] 553 words
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Neanderthals, Ancestors to Human Beings - ... For what the Homo sapiens lacked in physique, they more than adequately made up for it with intelligence. The arrival of Homo sapiens from Africa 100,000 brought the end of the Neanderthals and drove them to extinction 70,000 years later. The first Neanderthal fossils were discovered in the mid 19th century and have proved highly controversial within the fields of anthropology, archeology and history. Neanderthal fossils and research are of interest to all members of humanity as they provide context when addressing the mysteries of human origins....   [tags: hunter-gatherers, homosapiens] 907 words
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My Fascination with Human Beings - ... As I got older, opportunities slowly began to appear that offered a pathway to maturity, but time and time again, my seemingly innate fear of the “what ifs” consistently blocked me from becoming a man. Then, three years ago, I broke through those walls. My conscious urged me against it, ran through all the “what ifs” of the situation, as usual, but this time I couldn’t help it. How can one ever truly test his abilities if one is too afraid to even take any initial risk. So, one cloudy, brisk Saturday morning, and joined the football team....   [tags: personal narrative] 515 words
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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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Genetically Modified Human Beings - The majority of consumers today are unaware that they are eating genetically engineered (GE) foods on a constant basis without much knowledge as to what GE foods are. (pg 6, 8) While 60-70% of all processed products contains a GE ingredient, and since the majority of crops that grow corn, cotton, potato, and soybeans are growing GE seeds; people are beginning to question the safety and need of such technology. (7) The growing population, the unpredictable climate change, and the increase of pesticide spraying are the two motivating factors for growing GE seeds....   [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 Problem of Stray Animals and Its Effects on Humans - ... The primary research consist of a survey we conducted by asking people to fill up an online questionnaire to gain information about how people would normally react to this problem of stray animals. The other research method is the secondary research, this consist of going through the internet for information on the related topic, and reading book related to the topic. We mainly used the internet for information gathering, because the internet houses the biggest amount of information that we can use....   [tags: animals, human, stray] 1071 words
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The Difference Between Animals and Humans - Animal rights are an important topic to discuss and review. The trouble is the vast diversity of how people see humans and animals and how they are different and yet the same. Animals are in every aspect of our lives in how they are utilized to make our lives easier, to sustain us, or as a pet. Unfortunately, the line of animals and humans blurs as the widely known belief that we are a derivation of an animal and we should treat them as we would ourselves. This viewpoint, however, can be taken to an extreme as we see pets that can be pampered quite a bit....   [tags: Autonomy, humans, animals]
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Roman Women as Rational Human Beings - ... In having little to no previous experience or knowledge in performing these duties, “in a small household, a wife’s ability to estimate the family’s usage … could mean the difference between survival and starvation.” This shows that the Roman women had to not only learn how to preform these tasks but also to execute them in a manor that would ensure their family would continue to function and thrive. Whether young or fully matured, Roman women were able to display that they performed in a vital role to Roman society as well as within their households, which proves why they there were perceived to be rational human beings....   [tags: ancient civilizations, sociological analysis]
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Energy and Human Beings in Ancient Times - ... The government officials and the power sector companies have decided to utilize other indigenous resources to overcome the energy shortage.. There are four major power producer companies of Pakistan. • WAPDA (Water & Power Development Authority), • KESC (Karachi Electric Supply Company), • IPPs (Independent Power Producers) • PAEC (Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission). Pakistan is generating 2% power from solar. Difference between demand and supply is increasing day by day. We generating about 15500 MW power from many sources.There is 2000 MW power shortage....   [tags: Kinetic, potencial and chemical energy] 2542 words
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Human Trafficking Is in America - ... Brothels have been used since 1200’s but came to America in the early 1900’s. Brothels are houses where people can go and visit prostitutes. Most of these women that were in these houses were trafficked and were forced to stay there by their pimps. The pimps use strategies such as drugs, lies and promises to keep those women there and from running away. In 1911, The Federal Department of Justice would count the number of prostitutes in the brothels because they were afraid of the white slavery occurring....   [tags: trading of human beings for exploitation] 1344 words
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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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Is the Internet Good for Human Beings? - Is the Internet good for human beings. Or is this new technology making our lives worse. When the Internet was not part of our daily lives, we depended mostly on mail and newspapers as a form of communication. As a result, we could not immediately retrieve information from one another. Yet now that the Internet has become part of our lives, it has given us the benefit of instant access to the web with using just a smart device. Honestly, every technology has its advantages and disadvantages. I believe that the Internet is like a double-edged sword, which has both positive and negative impacts....   [tags: communication, plagiarism, information]
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The Effects of Concussions on Human Beings - ... These abnormalities were thought to have occurred due to changes in location of fluid around brain cells or changes in the shape of certain brain cells in response to damage (Salamon). Concussions have very distinct symptoms. If one is experiencing any of the following symptoms, emergency services should be called right away: having one pupil bigger than the other, convulsions or seizures, cannot recognize people or places, confusion, restless or agitated behavior, and drowsiness. (CDC) When someone has a concussion, they might stagger when they are walking around....   [tags: temporary loss of brain functions, injuries] 1295 words
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Our Moral Obligation to Protect Animals - ... J. Thompson states: "that the abuse and purposeful harm done to animals at the hands of human beings is morally wrong not because of any intrinsic sense of rights that an animal possesses or because even the act of causing pain or killing is somehow intrinsically ethically wrong, but because of the effects that these practices have on the nature of our ethical sensibilities, of our own status as ethical agents". The following case study 'Beagles undergo pharmaceutical drug tests' reveals that the experiments that occur behind lab doors are not some exaggerated claims but are in fact happening right here and now....   [tags: abuse, experiments, drugs] 748 words
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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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Media Influence on Human Beings - ... Nicholas Carr, a technology writer who has been a columnist for the Guardian and the Industry standard wrote an article Is Google Making Us Stupid. That commented on this very issue. Carr argues, “ What the net seems to be doing is chipping away my concentration and contemplation” (Carr). The strong focus required to step into a deep reading is merely impossible. In this day of age, with so many engineered distractions such as cellphones, television, and the Internet, the reality is that all human beings are obligated to adapt to the creation of technology....   [tags: internet, technological advancements] 1201 words
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The Rights of Human Beings - ... Soon after this the people got rid of the laws prohibiting interracial marriage. These new laws redefined marriage yet again, and all this occurred within the last 50 or so years. However, the new laws and emphasis on love didn’t make same-sex marriage inevitable. All other new meanings of marriage have one thing in common and that is that marriage still has defined the roles of men and women in society. Marriage until recently has made women dependents of their husbands, being required to do wifely duties while their husbands worked....   [tags: same-sex marriage] 806 words
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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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Human Beings and Happiness - ... Richard Easterlin, in his work “Does Money Buy Happiness” investigated the relationship between wealth and happiness. There is the common conception that money cannot buy happiness, but Easterlin’s research reveals a strong correlation between happiness and wealth. Utilizing surveys done across the world, Easterlin was able to conclude that an increase in wealth correlates to an increase in happiness: “This positive relation between happiness and income appears in every single one of the 30 national population surveys studied.” Specifically, Easterlin cites the December 1970 survey of the population, which revealed that those of low income, meaning $3000 or less annual income, only yield...   [tags: satisfaction, good, bad] 1535 words
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Usage of Animals in Biomedical Experiments - ... Never the less ,it is worth mentioning that exposing animals to certain diseases such as heart diseases or even cancer has helped scientists find means of treatments for these diseases in humans which resulted in improving the quality of human life and increases life expectancy. Statin is an example of on medical products that, thanks to animal testing, has saved the lives of millions of people. Not to mention many other benefits that neurologists could get to have better understanding of many diseases though unidentified in reliable statistics (4)....   [tags: animal abuse, inhumane treatment of animals] 1184 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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Treatment of Non-Human Animals - I will argue that Utilitarianism is a reasonable ethical theory to demonstrate we have a duty to accord moral consideration to sentient beings equally, in this case non-human animals. I will illustrate under Utilitarian criteria, that non-human animals are indeed sentient and that it is enough to count for moral standing. I will defend my argument in examples of practices commonly used in treating animals a resource, such as for food and in laboratory experiments. This will prove that any action that fails to treat animals as a being with moral standing violates an animal’s right, and therefore is morally impermissible....   [tags: theory, duty, moral, equal] 2116 words
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Effects on Animals in Zoos - Have you ever felt sorry for animals in a cage. Animals are held captive all over the world; approximately over 1,700 species of animals are in a zoo. The effect of an animal being in a zoo can vary; some animals end up dying, while others are left there in a cage with nothing to do. Zoos have been around since about 1250 B.C, most leaders would use animals as entertainment and for fighting. For example, bears and bulls were chained together and fight another. Over four hundred bears were killed in one single day....   [tags: Zoology, Wild Animals, Captivity, Animal Death]
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Human Beings are Unique with Limitless Capabilities - ... After all, people have the ability to take on several tasks without limit. Kateb asserts that, “Whatever the performance or behavior of a person, or the outward expression in work or everyday life, the person’s uniqueness (or individuation) remains; it is the distinctness of a whole world” (Kateb 277). The author’s point is that even though individuals may reveal their behavior in everyday life functions, their uniqueness still maintains. For example, a woman who works as a nurse at the hospital may perform her necessary role by treating patients but when she gets off work, she is also an aunt and mother who takes care of her niece and children....   [tags: george kaleb, roles, complex creatures] 1055 words
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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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Peter Singer's Views on the Killing of Animals - ... This means that every being can suffer, therefore there is no excuse for the suffering to not be taken into account. Even if the suffering is different, it does not change the fact that it is suffering. He adds that an object that cannot suffer or have any feeling whatsoever, is not included. This may mean that an object that is not living cannot be compared to an animal. In addition, Singer recognizes that it is better for scientists to experiment on animals than on humans. He says, “Normal adult human beings have mental capacities that will, in certain circumstances, lead them to suffer more than animals would in the same circumstances” (Singer, 59)....   [tags: equality between humans and animals] 1301 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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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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The Impact of Human Activities to Marine Animals -   Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 1. Introduction 4 1.1 Summary of IFAW 4 1.2 You not only dump your trash-ocean(Campaign) 4 2. Analysis 5 2.1 Attention 5 2.2 Comprehension 6 2.3 Involvement 6 2.4 Attitudes 7 Summary 8 References 9 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The purpose of this report is analyse the impact of vulnerable human activities to marine animals. IFAW is the International campaign organisation which is originally founded in Canada....   [tags: overfishing, pollution, dumping of waste]
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Human Trafficking is Slavery - “I’ve been held down like a piece of meat while monsters disguised as men violated me again and again” (“Quotes about Human Trafficking”). Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. Every thirty seconds someone is forced into modern slavery (The A21 Campaign). Slavery was abolished in the 19th century, but today a different form of slavery is developing internationally and even in our own communities. There are more slaves in the world today than any other point in history, with an estimated twenty seven held in captivity across the world, and only 1-2% of those victims are rescued each year (The A21 Campaign)....   [tags: Illegal Trade of Human Beings, Sex Slaves]
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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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The Human Struggle in Yann Martel's Life of Pi - ... Pi’s emotion shown in the process of killing this fish portrays his internal struggle of wanting to remain peaceful. He views himself as a “killer…now guilty… [with] a terrible burden to carry” (Martel 183). His lack of ability to accept the death of the fish and dismiss it for his own survival needs shows his yearn to hold on to his innocent and passive lifestyle he held before. Also, Pi’s denial of killing the rat is an effect of his desire to remain pure and innocent. Though he sacrificed the rat’s life to save his own, he blames its death on “Richard Parker who had killed it” (Martel 183)....   [tags: obligations, survival, belief]
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Industrialized Cruelty to Animals, Influenced by Humans - With the vast history of human use or some refer to this as “humane” treatment to animal species could have emerged or advanced for many reasons, one being the increasing cultural acceptance we have now for animals. Yes, society might be more disconnected now than ever, before with the animals that share our environment, especially when it comes to industrialized treatment or the mass production bond none may share. Yet, without the attention to historical human-animal bonds, we will never understand our present relationships with animals....   [tags: renaissance, antiquity era, domestic animals]
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Robotic Pets and Animals - In this paper I will argue robotic pets will be able to, and should be anthropomorphized like animals and will be able to take the place of pets in the lives of those unable to have pets. Anthropomorphism is the interpretation of something that is not human, as having human characteristics. This can also be called personification. Anthropomorphism was originally used to make the gods of religions more human like, but has since spread to anything non-human, such as animals, weather, or landforms....   [tags: Anthropomorphized Animals, Robot 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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Do Animals Have and Show Emotions? - ... Secondary emotions are showing regret, longing, and jealousy (Bekoff 1). Each animal species holds an individual capacity for emotions. When pets are happy they show it by waging their tails, spinning in a quick circle, and or making high pitched noise. They show sadness by refusing to eat, having their tail between their legs, laying around more than normal and whimpering. Animals even show mourning of their children or friends when they have passed away. They show all different types of emotion just like humans....   [tags: pets, animal rights, human] 1150 words
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Is the West Imposing Its Values on Developing Nations through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Human rights became a concept in the early 1900’s so to protect the rights of human beings worldwide and establish a more harmonious global society. This concept was embodied in international law for the first time half a century ago (Heuer & Schirmer, 1998), however the concept of universal human rights did not take consideration to the fact that most cultures do not follow identical morals to those of the west. Hence, these rights are certainly not universally-applied today, with oppression, torture and various atrocities committed in many parts of the world still (Lower, 2013)....   [tags: Human Rights, Human Beings, Early 1900's]
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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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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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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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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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The Differences in Human and Animal Genes - ... Modern technology diminished radiation exposure to astronauts, thus proving Nasa’s experiment useless and only damages the animal. The methods scientists and researchers use for testing medicine dates back to the middle of the 1900s, and with todays technology, the methods service decreases. The strength of the medicine today contrast with the ones in the 1940s, which increases the difficulty of relying on animals reactions to certain medicines. For example, “in the monoclonal drug trial in which tests on monkeys at 500 times the standard dose failed to predict the monstrous effects on the human trial volunteers” because the medicine advances and the animals reactions follows and adapts...   [tags: animal testing, cosmetics, animals] 755 words
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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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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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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 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 should not be kept in captivity for any reason unless they have been harmed and need to receive treatment but they should be released as soon as they are healthy and capable of taking care of themselves again. The use of a captive animal for research, education, or entertainment is just wrong no creature deserves to have their life taken away for our benefit. Would you want to be captured and put in a tiny box or a fake little ecosystem, or abused and tortured because apparently that’s the only possible way to train an animal....   [tags: zoos, circus, animals, freedom]
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All People are Evil in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... (Nobel Media, nobelprize.org) His most well-known novel, The Lord of the Flies, accurately depicts his philosophy on the evilness of man. Golding believed very different things from Rousseau, but was heavily influenced by him, though the Frenchman lived almost 150 years prior to his birth. While Rousseau wrote that society corrupted man, Golding wrote that society was the only thing keeping man from reverting back to an animal-like, savage state. Rousseau lived during a glorious time for man, an explosion of innovations and art, but Golding lived in a war torn world, and his philosophies reflect that turmoil....   [tags: human beings, philosophy, mankind]
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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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Life Span of Human Beings - When I took one of my psychology courses which was about learning the life-span of human being, there was an experiment that mentioned in the textbook really interested me. It was held by a psychologist named Harry Frederick Harlow, who studied about the attachment theory, and used infant monkeys to test about the effects of early attachments. He offered two surrogate mothers to those infant monkeys. One of them was made by cloth and other was made by wire. Both of the “mothers” were hanging a bottle of milk on their bodies....   [tags: Harry Fredrick Hallow, Early Attachment]
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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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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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How is the Old Testament True? - ... This also shows us that life’s journey takes us on unexpected paths that have twists and turns in the road that no one can anticipate. However, with each twist and turn, there are opportunities that arise; opportunities that allow us to make our own decisions in life—our own plan of action. These difficulties allow us not only to attach on to the support of those around us, but especially brings us the opportunity to draw closer to our Savior and to trust in Him more fully. Through the process of living closer to Him each day, we too start to develop Christ-like attributes and qualities, just like reaching out and putting those forth within natural disaster situations who were in need be...   [tags: bible, god, human beings] 610 words
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Circus Animals - Describe the Essay Topic This essay proposes to investigate the ethics of training, and subsequently utilising, circus animals for the purpose of human entertainment. Therefore, the essay will respond to the question “what moral or ethical obligations do humans have in respect of other animals. How can these obligations be filled?” It should be noted that a distinction is made between morals, which are personal standards of behaviour – and ethics – which are moral principles that govern societal behaviour....   [tags: ethics, human entertainment, ignorance]
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Endangered Plans and Animals due to Human Exploitation - Over the whole history of the earth, millions of plants and animals have disappeared. The major reason might be the natural causes such as climate changes and some catastrophic events. However, something is different recently. Today, with the development of human civilization, human activity exerts a strong influence on the cause of the endangered species. We are looking into how the reason why plants and animals are endangered relates to human activity. There are four reasons in the following passage....   [tags: Destruction, Habitat] 735 words
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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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Transgenic Animal with Human DNA - ... Transgenic animal with human DNA can benefit humans by utilising transgenic animals as disease models (Armao 2013; Bemis & Jo 2011; Martin & Caldwell 2011; Wolchover 2011). AIDS mouse, alzheimer's mice, oncomouse and transpharmers animal are some transgenic animals that are used as disease models (Martin & Caldwell 2011). According to Susan Wilson, associate director of Sanders University Animal Care, animals are modified by inserting human disease gene into an animal for the animal to be studied as disease models (Armao M 2013)....   [tags: selective breeding, animals rights] 575 words
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Moral Obligation or Moral Responsibility - Moral obligation is a controversial matter. We currently live in a “world of plenty”, however, the number of human beings dying or suffering from hunger, malnutrition or disease is staggering. In this essay, I am going to examine the arguments for and against moral obligation to helping the poor and starving, and in particular I will take into account Singer’s opinions on the matter. “Do we have any obligations to, or moral responsibility for, people living in other countries. If so, are we responsible only for our political allies, or obligated only to countries we think can benefit us....   [tags: human rights, hunger, malnutrition]
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Types of Animals on Earth - ... This is similar to birds and reptiles. On the other hand, all other living mammalian species, including humans, are in the subclass Theria. They have in common the fact that they give birth to live young. Therian mammals apparently did not evolve from the Prototheria. The relatively primitive prototherian reproductive system evidently evolved after their evolutionary line separated from the other early mammals. The next type of animals to be discussed is reptile. The modern reptiles representing only a small part of those present in ancient times....   [tags: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, life, animals]
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The United Declaration of Human Rights Ecompasses Both Rights and Obligations - ... Twice as many people are slaves today than two hundred years ago, and slavery has long since been abolished. How can these slave owners deny these individuals there basic human right. Isn’t slavery illegal. The answer is yes, slavery is universally illegal, but that certainly doesn’t mean that people everywhere obey the laws. The reason is because the trade in people is calculatedly invisible. Slaves are not sold in marketplaces bloodied and festooned in chains, so the public does not know they exist in the number that they do....   [tags: easier said than done and practiced]
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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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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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Wild Animals Should NOT Be Kept in Captivity - It is said that in order to protect the wildlife, we need to be educated about the wildlife that inhabits our planet. As humans, and the superior species on Earth, we put exotic animals, aquatic and terrestrial, in zoos or aquariums where people can go to see them to learn more about them in order to protect them. It just so happens that by putting these animals into captivity, we are causing more damage to them, just as damage is occurring in the wild and more species are becoming extinct. Animals should not be held in captivity; it does not save them from going extinct, but helps kill them off....   [tags: Wild Animals in Captivity]
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Contribution of Genetically Modified (GM) Animals to Neuroscience Research - Introduction Development of genetically modified (GM) animals was possible thanks to advancements in molecular genetics that took place in 1970’s and 80’s. Until then, the function of genes could only be studied through spontaneous mutations and observation of inherited characteristics. GM animals are now an invaluable tool for exploring physiological and pathological processes, and they allow for determination of gene function in living organisms (Brussa 1999; Dunn et al. 2005). GM animals are widely used across all fields of biomedical sciences....   [tags: GM Animals]
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It Is Acceptable to Use Animals for Resarch - There has been always a debate on the use of the animals in the biomedical research and experimentation. They are being used in this field for centuries now and have proved very beneficial and contributed in medical research far more than expected. With use of animals in research, the medical field has greatly advanced. But in these experiments a large number of animals are killed and animals have to suffer a lot of pain and distress. Considering these pros and corns the question arises, should animals be used in experimentation....   [tags: Animal Rights, Ethical Science]
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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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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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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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