They won’t think otherwise before killing a person. Animals who are able to surpass these barriers are able to receive our empathy and their rights, but in Jeremy Rifkin’s, “A Change of Heart About Animals,” he talks ideas about all animals should receive our empathy for great acts of the few. The individual animal receive its equal rights, not by a single entity achieving it for the mass, but by the individual must showing intelligences, emotions and feelings, and most importantly, the ability to co-exist with others; including human and other animals alike. An animal must show intelligences, the ability to communicate, solve problems, and follow simple instructions. In “A Change of Heart About Animals,” Rifkin refers to a gorilla, named Koko, who learned sign language.
With this knowledge, he was able to build a relationship with animals and co-exist without conflict. Even when Pi was placed in a foreign setting, with little to survive off of, he managed to adapt to the landscape and eventually compare human life to wildlife. In Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, the people of Kanehsatake had a very close relationship with the land, as they were willing to risk their lives in order to protect their land. The Cellist of Sarajevo displays a great shift in landscape, and how the three main characters are forced to adapt to the threats of war. The relationship between individual and landscape shapes the worldview of individuals and how they react to their surroundings; the relationship shapes the landscape according to the individual’s treatment and the contents of the landscape.
Almost all humans want to have possession and control over their own life, they want the ability to live independently without being considered someone’s property. Many people argue that animals should live in the same way as humans because animals don’t have possession of their lives as they are considered the property of humans. An article that argues for animal rights is “The case against pets” (2016) by Francione and Charlton. Gary L Francione and Anna E Charlton are married and wrote a book together, “Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach (2015). Francione is a law professor at Rutgers University and an honorary professor at University of East Anglia.
We both have respiratory systems, digestive systems, emotion, desire and memory. So, all human are animals. Human rights are the standard behavior in norms, which protected by the legal rights and laws. The human rights regard to the
The answer is quite simple, and it reveals the direct correlation between human beings and their surroundings. Preserving the environment equals our own physical and mental wellbeing. Our immediate surrounding is where we are constantly in touch with and its quality will inevitably affect our own mind and soul. Moreover, we are the ones who make use of the environment in order to fulfill our needs, and the way we use it will ultimately determine our own condition of life. On the other hand, Allah has made this world in perfect equilibrium and human’s excessive exploitation of natural resources will result in damaging this balance: “And We spread out the earth, and cast in it firm mountains, and We grew in it every kind of balanced thing” (15:19).
CHAPTER-1: INTRODUCTION Mahatma Gandhi once said that the greatness of any nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. The understanding for the importance of respect and protection for animals as a measure of moral standards has grown in the societies worldwide. While, still many countries have not been successful in securing even the basic foundations for humane treatment of animals in their respective constitutions. Status of animals and the importance of animal protection objectives should be recognised. Animal rights should be reflected in the fundamental governing principals of every nation.
Some people appreciate this use of animals; but there are those that do not agree with these uses. There is one specific organization that advocates for the rights of animals to not ever be eaten or used by humans in any fashion and believe that animals should never be used for anything- not even as pets. This organization is called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). In order to understand the problem of PETA and their extreme views on the use of animals, it will be looked at through three different perspectives- nutrition, economics, and
Tagore says nature is the gift of god for the habitant of this earth, but except all the animals; only human beings are disturbing and misusing the natural resources. Therefore one must try to make mind to adjust with nature not to change and disturb it. Tagore’s poetry focuses the need for human beings to live in harmony with nature. Key Words (Introduction, Ecology & Nature, Eco-criticism, Eco-spiritualism) Introduction
Environment as a basic right If we look at society from a historical perspective, we realize that protection and preservation of the environment has been integral to the cultural and religious ethos of most human communities. Nature has been venerated by ancient Hindus, Greeks, Native Americans and other religions around the world. They worshipped all forms of nature believing that it emanated the spirit of God. Hinduism declared in its dictum that “the Earth is our mother and we are all her children.” The ancient Greeks worshipped Gaea or the Earth Goddess. Islamic law regards man as having inherited "all the resources of life and nature" and having certain religious duties to God in using them.
It is the responsibility of human to protect all creatures with life and breathing. Unfortunately, people had no ideas of what these creatures gone through. The awareness of providing service delivery among animals specifically, among endemic species must be learned by the community as much as the government secure its welfare. As declared in the Republic Act 9417 or Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, it shall be the responsibility of the state to protect and conserve wildlife species which must be evident to the eyes of every Filipino. It is the utmost purpose of the study to define the service delivery given to endemic animals in the Philippines in relations to the existing provisions of law.