Animals Rights Is it fair that animals have to go through abuse neglect and torture every day over a simple fact that humans do not believe animals do not have rights? Humans use and kill animals for food or clothing. Because people or humans think of animals as property so they do as they please with animals Some people believe that animals should be treated in the same way humans are and have familiar rights, where others think that it is more important to use them as they desire for food and medical research. This Paper will discuss both points of view. With and explanation of animals, people believe it is acceptable for several reasons.
Animal Liberation Why is it that we as a society condemn the actions of a man against a man but very rarely a man against an animal? I think this question must be understood if we are ever to change the rights animals have. As of yet I don't believe animals have any actual rights. Rather humans have rights that involve animals. If we are to truly allow animals to have rights the same or similar to humans then we must first define what it is that makes us feel as if they are entitled to rights.
Animal rights is a humane position which looks out for the rights of others not just humans. It must be understood, that all living beings are unique expressions of life. They each have their own inherent value, for if they did not, then why would they exist? We may think that just because animals do not speak to us, that they do not possess feelings, but they are capable of feeling pain and suffering. Just like you and me animals have the right to live their life without exploitation, or unnecessary pain.
As the reader, I took this as Kant saying that animals do not think like humans when it comes to repentance and compensation, and humans need to respect animals for their way of thinking and not take advantage of them for their lack of understanding. He then provides a quote from Aristotle, the exact contrast of his first quote that describes nonhumans as nothing but an existence for the good of the man in regard to his needed services and food. He then emphasizes the wild ones to take priorit... ... middle of paper ... ...le in freedom to the human rights system. If only all humans could recognize that we are truly treating animals today like we did in the years of civil rights for African Americans. Forcing animals to live in horrible conditions until they are slaughtered for cheap meat, in my opinion is truly comparable.
The supporters of animal testing believe that it is illogical for humans to place anthropocentric values in animals citing that they can not be moral equals to mankind (Fox 3, 6). The animal rights faction holds belief in different viewpoints against the testing of animals in experiments. In the philosophy of the animal rights movement, it is asserted that non-human creatures are sentient beings and they are entitled to the same rights that humans have and that man has no place or authority to use these creatures as our means or modes of survival (Guither 9). They view the use of animals in experimentation as immoral and unethical and should be done away with. A compromise of these two conflicting viewpoints could be attained in stance of animal welfare.
This leads to a one sided argument because only humans have the ability to make moral choices. Thus, humans should make choices that treat animals with dignity, conserve the environment, safeguard animal’s rights, do not cause pains to animals, and are morally, religiously, and legally right. By making such decisions, humans will not be morally justified to take meet because previous paragraphs discuss every point mentioned in the previous sentence. For instance, it is clear that animals are moral patients, and humans should use their position as moral agents to make a choice of not eating meat. Therefore, it sufficed to deduce that it is morally impermissible to eat meat.
Since the 19th century, Animal rights have long been a subject of great controvercy. Over the years, many animal activist groups such as PETA and the ASPCA, have formed around the world to not only hekp protect animals rights, but spread the word as well. Animal rights is the belief that animals have the right to be free from human use as well as explotation. In todays society, animals are used in a variety of different ways (meat, milk, fur, hunting...ect. )To most animal activists, their core belief is a rejection of scientific research while also acknowledging that animals have feelings of their own.
Animals may not have human rights but they certainly have basic moral rights. But, when we look at all these testing labs these animals are no longer living a peaceful and free life. They have no choice but to be exploited. Unlike animals we can stand up for ourselves when we feel endangered or put in a situation that makes us uncomfortable. On the contrary, animals are helpless; they have no ability to be understood.
I have come to this conclusion due to further reading and personal experience. Animals do not have rights because animals do not have voices. If animals had voices they would be considered human beings, which of course, they are not. Animals are actually sub-creatures of the world. My stance on this is derived from the fact that animals are treated just as such of what they are; animals.
But animals should not have rights, but instead be treated well of morality. We have the reason, logic, and action to do what we please to animals. But our morality is what tells us to not harm animals for personal pleasure. If we must harm an animal, then it’s for a greater good, such as experimenting research to find cures. Not only do animals not have rights, they cannot practice the rights that humans have.