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ANIMAL RIGHTS; UNIT 2 (( AQA
SPECIFICATION ))
What is factory farming?
Intensive farming, e.g. thousands of poultry being reared in a battery
house.
dvantages and Disadvantages of Factory Farming?
A
Advantages: Less space is needed, cheaper.
Disadvantage: Animals can suffer from claustrophobia, have limited
freedom, preventing natural behaviour of animals. Diseases and viruses
can spread which can harm animals and animal produce.
What are the differences between humans and animals?
Humans have intelligence, the ability to make decisions, f
orm opinions
and appreciate art, music and literature. Humans can act in a moral
way, deciding to be good or bad.
Animals have instinct, their actions are based on their instincts in
order to survive, eat and reproduce. They will abandon the weakest
member of the herd and do not have religious beliefs.
What would an animal rights activist say?
iving
Many people such as animal rights activists would believe that l
things should be treated with respect. This includes being p rotected
from ill treatment as well as exploitation.
What are the common interpretations about animals?
Most people believe that humans are superior to animals, eg humans
are able to make decisions for themselves and are able to have a
religious belief. This shows that animals are not equal to humans,
however they should be protected and t aken care of as they are part of
the natural world.
IR || References from BBC Bitesize ­ Islam & Christianity, Global Issues, Animal. Updated Oct
2016.

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What rights do animals have?
Animal Welfare Acts state laws that it is a criminal offence to neglect
an animal or mistreat it in anyway. This includes whilst being
transported and slaughtered.
et owners are obliged to ensure that
In 2006, it was established that all p
their pet has access to basic needs such as being fed and taken care
of.
Animals are also protected from research and cosmetic development.…read more

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How are animals used and abused today?
Many people use animals as companions providing them with love and
affection. They tend to be treated well and considered as a family
member.
Some people use animals such as horses and greyhounds for s port.
Some people would argue this is acceptable as animals enjoy it and
are taken care of. However, animals which are used in h
unting and
shooting are unacceptable is it can be h
armful and mistreatment of
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The general view of Islam on animal rights as that a
their instincts. Humans lives are more important as they act intelligently
and make decisions with justice and compassion. This means that
humans can use animals to meet their needs but should treat them
with respect.
Most Muslims believe that Allah is omniscient and omnipotent as he is
only the one to know what happens to animals after death.…read more

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What is the sanctity of life?
ife is sacred as it is created by
The sanctity of life is an indication that l
God. This means that it belongs to God and is only in God's hand if
he were to keep it or take it away. This also refers to non ­ human
beings and anyone who mistreats or neglects animals is not
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Declaration at Assisi 1986 - This was a conference organised by HRH Prince
Phillip, then President of the World Wildlife Fund, to discuss ways of
protecting the planet and the animals and plants upon it. Leaders from the
five major faiths were present.
9. Dominion - The idea that God put human beings in charge of the world, to
bring it under their control and be responsible for its maintenance.
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IR || References from BBC Bitesize ­ Islam & Christianity, Global Issues, Animal. Updated Oct
2016.…read more

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