In the film, "Louis Theroux's African Hunting Party", South African wild game farmers advocate trophy hunting as a necessary activity for saving certain species from inevitable extinction due to illegal wildlife poaching. However, when considering Peter Singer's utilitarian theory on the ethical treatment of non-human animals, the process of shooting and killing an animal to preserve its species seems counterintuitive. Applying Singer's perspective, my position is that trophy hunting is morally unacceptable as it reasserts speciesism by disregarding the suffering of the animals being murdered for sport. Indeed, the act of purchasing a hunting permit so that a person may kill an animal for its material value dismisses the animal's personhood. Also, the desire to take a photograph with its dead body and mutilate its carcass so that it may become a 'trophy' completely undermines Singer's principle of equality, wherein the individual's best interests are taken into account to ensure that each being is treated humanely.
The Humane Society of the United States has roughly eleven million people that observe the animal protection laws “dealing with pets, animal cruelty and fighting, wildlife, animals in research, horses and farm animals.” In the United States, only the bottom four states do not have a felony penalty for “egregious acts of animal cruelty.” Another animal protection company known as the Animal Legal Defense Fund put out their own research, and found that North Dakota ranks fiftieth. They referred to North Dakota as “the best place for animal abusers.” The CEO of the Humane Society of the United States helped pass 121 new animal protection laws, but “major gaps” still are present in many states. Even though that the National Humane Society ranked Mississippi forty-seventh in the nation, it shows that there are a couple of states that rank around or below that of
Eurylochus made the men believe that there were no troubles in eating the cattle if they sacrificed once they got home. If Eurylochus told them different, the men could have held back for at least a little longer. When the men thought they could sacrifice to not be punished, they believed everything should be fine. Eurylochus had persuaded them to take the wrong path and eat the cattle thus killing them for disobeying Helios. On the other hand, Eurylochus had a very good point against waiting to leave for food.
The Seal Hunt In Canada The seal hunt has been an issue in Canada for many years. Seal hunting is the personal or commercial hunt of seals. The seal hunt is currently practised in eight different countries. Those countries are Canada, Namibia, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Finland and Sweden (“The Atlantic Seal Hunt”). The commercial seal hunt in Canada should continue because it is such a beneficial resource, a huge advantage for our economic industry and seals are not going abundant.
Since he left office, there have been many proposals to open the Arctic Refuge coastal plain to oil drilling. They’ve all been denied because of the opposition by the American people, including the Gwich’in Athabascan Indians of Alaska and Canada, indigenous people whose culture has depended on the Porcupine caribou herd for thousands of years. The short-term economic gain is not worth destroying their homes. He said the Arctic Refuge may provide 1 to 2 percent of the oil our country consumes each day. We can easily conserve more than that amount by driving more fuel-efficient vehicles, we should just use our resources more wisely instead.
George W. Bush, while president, passed a cap-and-trade program to curtail acid rain. Bill Clinton, while president, built an environmental legacy working to protect around 58 million acres of national forest from roadbuilding and logging. President Obama has also used his executive power to designate eighty-seven thousand acres as a national monument. In this year’s presidential election, candidates like Hilary Clinton and the Jill Stain are taking a strong stand in protecting the environment against human caused climate change. In conclusion, it was because of Theodore Roosevelt’s unique background and experience that enabled him to facilitate a Conservationist movement.
In The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Taylor Coleridge uses symbolism. One of his main uses of symbolism is the Albatross. The Albatross is symbolic of our sin; and when we sin, it is as if we killed the Albatross, and it is hung around our necks as the weight of our sin and shame. The Albatross falling from the narrator’s shoulders is symbolic of the salvation that Jesus provides. The free will that is taught in the Bible is the ability to make decisions without any predestination from God.
I’m here today to talk about a controversial issue that has been around for a period of time, animal testing. Animal testing using animals in experiments with different chemical substances in everything from medical to cosmetic to determine their safety as well as effectiveness . It’s a problem that has existed since the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE with its merciless methods and painful ways of abusing animals for human demands, but now it’s time for it to stop. Our technology has developed significantly since; therefore, such medieval methods of torturing animals are no longer necessary. Researches have shown that each year, over 100 million animals are tortured and killed in American laboratories alone, including dogs, cats and more; this shows how far out of hand animal testing have gotten.
For instance, he left his men in the dark; not knowing the truth about the cattle of the sun god, and how they would die if they ate them. Odysseus told them, “” (Homer !#), not revealing the reason; which divulges his inordinate arrogance. Odysseus didn’t show leadership nor self-control here, so why is he considered a hero -some might argue, but it’s inaccurate to judge people from their mistakes. Odysseus was called arrogant, but his real face is heroic; saving his army and winning the war for them. Whoever judged from Odysseus from his errors, was only focusing on the inadequate side; this idea was falsified numerous times.
Zeus disliked the ‘creatures’, but ‘he could not destroy them’. He did, however, force them to the live on earth and denied them immortality.Prometheus felt sorry for humans, so when given the task of presenting offerings to the gods, he decided to manipulate the situation.He decided to trick Zeus into taking the lesser offering, saving the best for the humans. By doing this, Prometheus ensured that humans got the better end of the deal. Angered by this trick, Zeus punished humans by
This so-called “self-defence initiative” was actually a secret organization supervised by Jigee and Kogre to remove all threats or possible threats to the ape empire. It had been founded for nearly a century and had executed more than six-million protesters in this time. For both Jigee and Kogre, such an extermination mission was nothing out of the ordinary, even though it was practically the mass murder of millions of people. Since there were nearly eighty different intelligent species in the Amazon rainforest, both Jigee and Kogre felt that annihilating one of them would not pose a problem. They executed this plan and caused a long month of mass murder with millions of deaths staining the forest
There are two forms main forms of speciesism, the first some species are favored more then others such as dogs and cows. The meat and dairy industries have conditioned people to believe that cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys do not have the same emotions that dogs have therefore it is alright to kill them. The second form is that nonhuman animals are commodities. Nonhuman animals are treated as raw materials for the production or for scientific use. This is speciesism and it is just as wrong and evil as racism, sexism,
This helps implement the idea there is an anthropocentric view for not torturing animals for it can lead to harm with humans. Premise 4 shows that any suffering is characterized as unnecessary. Premise 5 believes all animal for foods use unnecessary suffering, which is a false premise for not all use suffering on animals to make food. An example would be a slaughter house for cows that use euthanasia to kill them to avoid suffering. The conclusion then states human consumption of any products is justified.
For instance, by helping others and taking action, I am raising awareness. In addition, I demonstrate global citizenship because I’m supporting a serious cause and by doing this, it may influence others to support this cause, whether it be by volunteering or raising awareness through things such as PSA’s or