Analysis Of Pythagoras Some Popular Fallacies About Vivisection

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The first documented animal activist is believed to be Pythagoras, a Greek philosopher. Pythagoras strongly believed in the concept of transmigration of souls between human and animals which lead him to concur the reasoning for treating the animals with respect that’s why he opposed religious sacrifices and meat from fear of killing the soul of a loved one or an ancestor. Pythagoras famously says "Human beings, stop desecrating your bodies with impious foodstuffs. There are crops; there are apples weighing down the branches; and ripening grapes on the vines; there are flavorsome herbs; and those that can be rendered mild and gentle over the flames; and you do not lack flowing milk; or honey fragrant from the flowering thyme. The earth, prodigal of its wealth,…show more content…
The main fallacies related to the pain that animals were supposedly unable to experience, as well as man’s right to inflict this pain upon animals.
World saw the birth of World Wildlife fund (WWF) by Edward Nicholson who was an environmentalist, ornithologist and an internationalist. The WWF is the largest international non- governmental organization which deals with, amongst other things, restoration of the environment and conservation and is active in over 90 countries and is involved in a multitude of ongoing projects, such as conservation and the restoration of the environment.
During the past 110 years, much anti-cruelty legislation141 has been enacted throughout the world. However, many other important events, such as the formation of various animal welfare and animal rights groups, have occurred in this time. These have helped to expand and promote the animal rights and animal welfare
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