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The Implications of Different Views on Animal Rights

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Should animals and humans have the same rights? Or, the same penalty for their abuse? Have you just sat back and wondered how we got where we are today? Should animals be lower than humans or the same?

With the advancing of new technology, medications and medical advancements haven’t we gained this knowledge by animal testing/ animal cruelty? Do we, as humans, think animal testing/ animal cruelty and domestic violence all have similarities and should all of them have the same fines?

Many people dating back for centuries, struggled over these same questions that we still struggle over today. What many people don’t know is that these type of abuses still exist in the world and will get stronger if we don’t do something about it. Those who know are divided between wanting to help both the animals and humans in need of help or that, these abuses are the only way we can advance. Many people say animals are just at our disposal and we can do as we please with them, but there are some that choose the middle ground.

Should animals and humans have the same rights and penalties for their abuse, as we humans? This is one of the major questions we still research on today to find the answers. According to the HSUS or the Humane Society of the United States, animal cruelty is a range of behaviors harmful to animals from neglect to cruel killing. Unintentional neglect, which you do something on accident not planned on doing it, can be resolved though education. The other type is Intentional Cruelty/ abuse, which is knowingly depriving an animal of food, water, shelter, socialization, or Veterinary care and/or maliciously torturing, Crippling, mutilating or killing an innocent animal for the fun of it or just because we could ...

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... should all of them have the same fines? If they have some rights, when will humans recognize them.

We as humans can do a little at a time until we helped both fellow humans and our fur-friends the animals. Activists lobbies get laws changed where animals are concerned. Activists in animal rights movement believe animals should have the same rights to health and happiness as humans beings since the animals have to suffer emotional as well as physical trauma like humans. People disagree about how animals should and can be used and about how much rights animals have if any. The answer truly depends on what a person thinks an animals is as we recognize more fully our own fragile existence on this planet, we begin to take the fate of other species in consideration. We are realizing that we also can become extinct and we may eventually kill off all species of animals.
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