Respecting Animal Rights
We can say that animals and human beings have some similarities in the sense that they have consciousness and they are also very responsive. There are many pet owners in this world who would quickly tell you that animals are unique and they are precious in their own identity, and they should certainly be loved and nurtured. There are many people in this world who don’t really care what animals feel or be concerned that they are nourished and cherished because they are lower than human beings when it comes to intelligence.
Animals deserve life, and there are some groups that do not give these rights and privileges to them. Humans are a lot superior than animals and that is seen in the moral realm also, and there are advocates of this belief. Another group would tell you that the feelings, and experiences of animals are much lower than a human being’s and thus should not be given the same status as a human has. These belief systems came from a wrong sense of righteousness and entitlement. When the cognitive biases are overcome, the reality that all animals do have rights becomes significant.
Living in a clean, safe place where they can survive is another right that should be given to animals. Humans have been known to wreak havoc on some sensitive ecosystems in the world like turning rainforests into flat plains and coral reefs into ocean deserts. If we destroy the environment for human gain, then we are also destroying the only places which animals can call home. We can closely link the animal rights movement to the green movement because of this.
Using animals for products is perhaps one of the most disconcerting displays of human greed that has grown in popularity. Because of what they can get out of it, animals mortality is completely disregarded by many of these people. Poachers, shark finners , and other people who view animals are commodities are many these days. It is disturbing how the basic rights of animal life are discarded and replaced with a dollar sign. Since animals have a right to live free of suffering at the hands of humans, it is important that we consider viable alternatives to animal products.
The core beliefs of animal rights activities are guided by their unwavering morality. The primary things that animals rights advocates believe are given below.
Animals are neither machine nor objects but are conscious beings. There are also things that animals are interested in. Animals interests should be respected by human beings. Exploitation of animals by human beings is disregarding their rights. Treating animals as objects disregards their rights by human beings. Human beings should not kill animals.
It takes volumes to really cover the scope of animals rights.
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