Should animals have rights
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animals are living beings that should be respected as such. so should we have the need to protect them with rights such as endangered species laws? of course. should we have environmental laws in place to protect their habitat so that they can thrive? yes. should we have laws in place protecting animals from human cruelty, abuse, and being used as test subjects for our cosmetic products? of course. but having said that we are all animals in the food chain so should we outlaw eating them..of course not, right now we are the dominant species and as such we eat other animals. if we wade too deep into the water and the shark eats us can we blame the shark? no. so while i do agree that animals have rights, we also have some rights greater than theirs for now.
356 days ago | Side: Yes
Then I suppose we are not talking about lower animals.
If this is the case, I shall be more specific. Beasts/lower animals don't have rights and can not be taught them like humans can.
We are a separate species from other animals. Inter-species rights is not a true concern. it really just comes out of sympathy and no logic.
407 days ago | Side: No
Animals do not know what rights are and can't be taught. For good reason, they are not nearly at our level of cognitive ability.
You want the animals to write in a stamp paper that they want the right to live? Not being able to read or write does not give an organism a disadvantage of not having the right to live. This right exists in the essence of LIFE on earth. Every organism comes with a right to live.
Now I know you will start all that again about lions eating deers and we killing bacterias and plants and blah. But you can't really survive without eating plants can you? Lions can't really survive without eating deers, can they? They exercise their right to live in their world. We should exercise in ours and that includes giving the right to live to every creation we do NOT need for our survival.
404 days ago | Side: Yes
Well, we can spare the plant's life by eating the animal's life.
I just decide to eat both, because they're delicious in their own way.
And yeah, we kill off plenty of bacteria and animals for the sake of science. We also kill plenty of animals for the sake of monetary values, which ups resources, creating a better life for all humans.
Not everyone can live as humbly as you.
404 days ago | Side: No
If animals have rights then what are those rights? I mean if you say they have the right not to be used for animal testing, wait that is animal welfare so it s not part of this debate. say they had full American rights. One, there are no longer such a thing as pets. Two, more people would go to prison for attempted murder. Three,they could get a job. I don't know about you but I don't want a monkey working at my favorite restaurant.
405 days ago | Side: No
As a living creature, they have rights, they have some dignity. Recognizing rights for animals (for example not being used for animal testing, not torturing them…) is recognising that they have a life (maybe a soul). And it's also recognizing that we are not alone on the Eart, we have to take care of less powerful beings that we are.
404 days ago | Side: Yes
Nowa days we are soo worried about the stupid animals. there was this Teenage boy that caught a cat on fire and he is probally getting a life behind bars, but yet a women can murdred her 3 year old daughter and get away with it? im not saying what the boy did to the cat was in any means right, but the fact that his whole life is ruined for one bad mistake to an animal is stupid, people can murdred each other and get away with it, animals shouldnt have rights because they are already treated netter than humans.
389 days ago | Side: No