4 edition of Animal rights found in the catalog.
|Statement||compiled by Joan Nordquist.|
|Series||Contemporary social issues,, no. 21, Contemporary social issues (Santa Cruz, Calif.) ;, no. 21.|
|LC Classifications||Z7164.C45 N67 1991, HV4708 N67 1991|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||68 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||68|
|LC Control Number||91229140|
Repeating the phrase, P. We need to test new items on something. Allotted funds could be used elsewhere. Share this:. As such, he argues that our obligations to animals lie in ending practices that cause their suffering and death and do not require the liberation of animals. A non-meat diet plus the Eucharist would engender a return to the original, uncorrupted state of affairs.
Although there is a similarity between humans and certain animals, there are enough differences that make the data gathered become unreliable. This situation changed inwhen the Spanish national parliament adopted resolutions urging the government to grant orangutanschimpanzeesand gorillas some statutory rights previously afforded only to humans. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men. The pros and cons of animal rights should cause us to question our belief structures. Animal welfare is of crucial importance to research since stressed animals tend not to give good results.
These tests all come at a cost and that money needs to come from somewhere. The Stoicsinsisting on the irrationality of all nonhuman animals, regarded them as slaves and accordingly treated them as contemptible and beneath notice. People would be spending more time in prison because of charges related to the new rights afforded to animals. The author evaluates the arguments for animals' moral status from philosophers such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Gary Francione. Not only are animals living creatures, but people who take their fury out on an animal are just a few steps away from doing so to humans. With much of our diet coming from animal muscle protein, such a legal structure would change the entire agricultural community and potentially create many more food deserts throughout the world.
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As tends to happen with American academic books in the Rawlsian tradition, the relation between theory and practice is oversimplified. However, it did not protect the general welfare of even these animals, much less give them legal rights, and the worst punishment available for any breach was a modest fine.
In the most renowned abolitionist of the period, William Wilberforcesupported a bill to abolish bull- and bearbaiting, which was defeated in the House of Commons.
What Are the Cons of Animal Rights? The pros and cons of animal rights should cause us to question our belief structures.
It's a great sentiment, coming from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. At any animal rights demonstration you are likely to see placards depicting age-old experiments carried out in far-away countries where animal welfare standards were considerably lower.
We explain the role of alternatives, and why they are not yet sophisticated enough to replace animal research.
In the Animal Rights Extremism section we look at what animal rights extremism is, and how it needs to be tackled. Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom have overhauled many of their laws to provide better protections for animals so that their welfare can be guaranteed.
Arguments[ edit ] Regan's position is Kantian though Immanuel Kant himself did not apply it to non-humansnamely that all subjects-of-a life possess inherent value and must be treated as ends-in-themselvesnever as a means to an end. Furthermore, he makes the argument that if he were to approach animal rights through a contractarianism, when somebody kicks your dog, it is morally wrong because it upsets you but not the dog.
Animal Rights focuses on the increased interest in the treatment of animals used for research, food, and entertainment. There are also a handful of medications that are safe for humans to take, but are quite harmful to animals.
In fact vivisection continued through the Third Reich.
Bureaucrats at the Nazi Ministry of the Interior had produced learned research papers on the kindest method of killing. Would it be okay to do so?
Not having animal rights reduces human risks. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous agents, they have no intrinsic interest in liberty.
Seeing such people as low and coarse animal forms allowed their production-line slaughter. Further, it investigates whether anti-racist and anti-sexist education logically entail anti-speciesist education and closes by proposing animal rights education as a viable and sound alternative, a pedagogy that does justice not only to animals in general and as species, but also to individual animals.
On the one hand, monsters of cruelty toward their fellow humans, on the other, kind to animals and zealous in their interest. This parallel persisted in the similarity of naming slaves, branding them, and even pricing them according to their equivalent in cowscamelspigsand chickens.
Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound. The problem is the quote is taken out of context, and Walker wasn't expressing her own views. The resolutions also called for banning the use of apes in performances, harmful research, and trading as well as in other practices that involve profiting from the animals.
Persuasion is needed, not in the sense of illicit emotional pressure, but of imaginative restatement. To represent animal rights, a human being would be forced to represent an animal who may have had their rights violated.
Since existing laws often afford many rights to animals already in terms of proper treatment, spending this extra cost to provide equivalence may not be the right choice to make.
Most states today make at least some abuses of animals a felony. A somewhat cursory time line and "Essential Facts" section do not present useful information for researchers, and the photographs lend little interest.
Adolf Hitler Critics of the animal rights movement, and specifically the aspect of it that involves vegetarianism, are quick to point out that Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian.
Sustainable food approaches, when combined with a greater respect for human life, could create a healthier society.The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers.
Other laws, policies, and guidelines may include additional species coverage or specifications for animal care and use, but all refer to the Animal Welfare Act as the minimum acceptable standard. The most comprehensive book on animal rights out today, The PETA Practical Guide to Animal Rights lists hundreds of easy ways to stop cruelty.
Written by PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, it provides facts, personal insight, inspiration, ideas, and resources.
It’s your go-to guide to making everyday compassionate choices. Sep 17, · "Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Bentham, Mill: all thought seriously about the role of animals in our lives. But not until Tom Regan published The Case for Animal Rights did the world possess a theory of the rights of animals.
When philosophy students come to this issue hundreds of years from now, they will read the greats in light of the arguments presented here."—Gary L. Comstock 3/5(4). of animal rights renders the concept of rights meaningless. Chapter 2: Is Animal Experimentation Justified?
Animal Experimentation: An Overview by Joy Mench 41 The issue of animal experimentation continues to be controversial. Advocates argue that using animals for research and experimentation is necessary to protect consumer health. Feb 11, · Jessica Simpson patronized animal rights protesters who crashed her book signing Monday night -- and more than that she came off as patronizing in her.
Mar 04, · Feeling Their Pain: Animal Rights and the Nazis by Jeffrey St. Clair - Alexander Cockburn In Aprilsoon after they had come to power, the Nazis passed laws regulating the .