Animal rights

animal rights etc.

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  • Created on: 30-05-10 19:44

Do animals have rights?

1) No, Animals have no moral rights - humans hold no moral obligation to animals

2) Yes, Animals have moral status and deserve to be treated with respect - but less than humans

3) Yes, Animals have the same moral status as humans - and therefore are entitled to the same respect as humans are!

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Arguments For and Against Animals 'As Food'

For

  • We are superior beings so we can do what we like
  • We require food to survive
  • Some animals breed for food purposes
  • It's part of the natural order

Against

  • We dont need meat to survive
  • Animals deserve the basic right to life
  • Many animals are reered in poor conditions
  • Many animals are killed in brutal ways
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Arguments For and Against Animals 'Culling'

For

  • Prevent livestock damage
  • restores natural balance
  • no loss of food sources
  • removes threats to human life

Against

  • Financial Gain
  • No right to interfere
  • good alternatives
  • brutal methods
  • not effective in the long run
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Arguments For and Against Animals 'As Medical Expe

For

  • Human life is more valuable
  • we gain information
  • minimal pain
  • useful for medicines

Against

  • right to life
  • unnecessary suffering
  • gain benefit in other ways
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Arguments For and Against Animals 'Circus'

For

  • Preserve endangered species
  • raise awareness
  • dominion
  • safe environment

Against

  • Captivity Breeding
  • lack rights
  • inprisoned animals
  • consider inferior
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Arguments For and Against Animals 'Zoos'

For

  • Preservation
  • Breeding
  • Behaviour training
  • Education

Against

  • Entertainment is wrong
  • virtual online zoos
  • cramped living conditions
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Arguments For and Against Animals 'As Pets'

For

  • Treated better as pets
  • learn behaviour
  • behave
  • create relationships

Against

  • Humans have no rights to captivate animals
  • lots are abandoned
  • no natural habitat
  • no freedom
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Hindu views on Animal Rights

For

  • Animal Sacrifices
  • Sacrifices greater
  • Significance = Moksha

Against

  • Ahimsa
  • Law of Manu - Protect which condemned the use of Animals for food
  • Brahman present in all things
  • Vegetarians
  • Samsara - reincarnation - could come back as animal so shouldn't be killed for food
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Christian Views about animal rights

For

  • Dominion
  • Humans are superior to animals - like God is superior to us

Against

  • Stewardship
  • St Francis of Assisi - Patron Saint of Animals
  • Created by God - sort of like Sanctity of life?
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Hindu views on animal rights

For

  • Animal sacrifices
  • significance = Moksha

Against

  • Ahimsa
  • Protect the law of Manu - condemns killing for food
  • Brahman present in all things
  • Vegetarians
  • Samsara - reincarnation - animals = people = respect
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Jewish Views on Animal rights

For

  • Only for food

Against

  • Stewardship
  • Deuteronomy
  • Adam named animals - responsible
  • Hunting forbidden
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