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    Moral Status of Nonhuman Animals Peter Singer is a utilitarian philosopher that believes we should accept the principle of equal consideration of interests. This principle states that all beings, both human and nonhuman animals should have their interests considered with the same weighting. Singer believes this principle must be adopted to avoid becoming speciesist: defined as the preference of one species over another species. He compares this practice to racism and sexism but instead of discriminating

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    Tom Regan Regan is professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University. He is a deontologist and an abolitionist. He argues that at least some animals are “subjects-of-a-life”. This means they have beliefs, desires, memories, and sense of their own future, and because of this they must be treated as an end, not a means to an end. This argument stems from his idea that human’s moral rights. These rights stem from our possession of cognitive abilities. The fact that some nonhuman animals

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    Animals carry an important role throughout human lives every day. Humans look to animals for numerous things such as: pets, a means of production, food, entertainment, experimental means, etc. Many animals carry human like traits, which raises many arguments and different positions on the subject of whether animals deserve rights while others feel that animals are simply animals, but may have certain interests that humans are obligated to respect. The issue is that many people confuse the terms animal

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    It is simply known as the inherent value of animals. Inherent value is something that explains the value of existence as an individual in the world (The Case for Animal Rights 185). Tom Regan, an American philosopher, professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University who specializes in animal rights theory explains that regardless of race, status and human and non-human beings, every living beings has its own inherent

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    used for various activities such as food, clothing and fashion, research focusses, entertainment, animal hunting sport, animal slaughter in Africa for rituals and so forth. Many philosophers have been advocating in defense of animal rights such as Tom Regan who argues that our treatment to animals is wrong because we violates their rights. However, there are other movements who support animal cruelty such as religious beliefs and utilitarian approaches to animal rights which are acting in favor of humans

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    Animal Rights Experiment

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    Social Experiment #2 For this experiment I have chosen the issue of animal rights. Many sociologists, philosophers and writers state that there is an indisputable link between ethical attitude to animals and fundamental moral values. David A. Nibert points out in his article that, “Immanuel Kant … recognized the relationship between people 's callous treatment of animals and their treatment of each other” (1994, p. 115). Probably, someone would ask me, “What are you talking about? Nowadays we face

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    Numerous people have attempted to justify the use of such methods by putting down or rather, dismissing the animal as a creature lacking the mental capacities to be considered equals to that of a human being. In their book "Animal Experimentation : The Moral Issue" authors Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum say, "holders of rights must have the capacity to comprehend rules of duty, governing all including themselves" (104). He then goes on to explain that "animals do not have such moral capacities"

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    work, Tom Regan establishes the rights of animals used in scientific research. He argues that when animals are used as objects of experiment, they are not respected and their inherent value is not acknowledged. Having inherent value, as defined by Regan, is a state, in which a being is not just a vessel, but a being with a complex mental life. All who have inherent value are to have it equally. It does not come in degrees and is not dependent on the being’s experiences and usefulness. Regan argues

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    Keeping Whales in Orcas is Not Right! By Kira Hampton Should we keep Orcas in captivity? No! It is not right! Imagine living in a bathtub your whole life. Feeling like you just need so much more room! That is how an Orca feels in captivity! There are a lot of aquariums around the world with Orcas and many other animals that are being held captive. Captivity needs to stop because the Orcas don’t live as long, they take the Orcas away from their natural habitat and families, and most of all

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    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Do you know who says this quote? It came from a famous person from India, Mahatma Gandhi. Nowadays, many animals are abused and injured. The worst thing is when they become experimental material for chemical products experiments.For example, there is a video that went viral about a monkey with horrific face and one of its hands cannot be moved due to an effect of the chemical testing. Really inhumane

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    Work is an integral part of society and is fundamentally linked to achieving the idea of the American dream. Working hard is right at the centre of the American dream because it provides access to success for people like George and Lennie who have nothing. In ‘Of Mice and Men’, not only does Steinbeck uses the role of work as a metaphor for how human beings perceive the world around them, he also uses characters to provide critical comment on society. The novel begins with two men- George and Lennie

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    In the article All Animals Are Equal, written by Peter Singer addresses the inadequacies surrounding the rights of animals in the societies of today. Singer opens the article by presenting a scholarly parallels between the fight for gender equality, banishment of racism and the establishment of rights for “nonhumans.” In order to explain this constant set of inequalities that seem to riddle our society, Singer readily uses the term “speciesism”, which he acquired from a fellow animals rights advocator

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    A11602683 In 1975, Peter Singer published his work, Animal Liberation, which is, as some animal activists have argued, the catalyst for the modern animal rights movement in the United States. In his work, Singer argues that the principle of equality requires that we not only take into consideration the interests of our fellow human beings, but also the interests of all beings with the capacity for suffering. Singer’s argument revolutionized the way many people thought about the treatment of animals

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    There is much controversy with regards to animal testing for medical research and there has been throughout the centuries. We can trace the issue back all the way to the 4th century when we have the first record of animal experimentation, Aristotle dissecting animals for study. In the 1600s, scientists began using animals as a way to explore the human body which led to many advancements in the medical field. Such advancements include Emil von Bering finding a cure for diphtheria toxin for guinea

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    A variety of historical, philosophical and theological traditions have contributed to the way animals are treated in a society both tacitly and explicitly. This research paper shall explore how animals are treated in Gulliver’s Travels written by Jonathan Swift and Heidi written by Johanna Spyri with regard to language, literature and human/animal gaze, given that animals are excluded from discussions of language and power as they are not, themselves, participants in their own social construction

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    Ngee Ann Polytechnic Assignment 4: Proposal Change People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for the better Evina (S10165960E) T103 Writing for the Creative Industry Ms Sarvananda Sheela Chandrakala 10th February 2016 Table of Contents Content 1 Proposition2 Preface 2 Position 4 Problem/Potential 6 Possibility 7 Proposal 8 Works Cited 10 Proposition This proposal aims to support People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the non-governmental animal rights organisation

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    Are animals as important as human beings? Peter Singer answers this question in his article “Animal Liberation.” Singer supports the idea that animals are as important as human beings. People should stop seeing animals as a means of satisfying human wants and see the animal as equals. Exploitation of animal will stop when humans will accept that it is unnecessary. It is hard to understand why an animal should be used to conduct research which is aimed at finding medicine for the human disease (Singer)

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    Ethics in agriculture is the view of right vs. wrong. As we all know, humans have a broad opinion on how animals and nature should be taken care of. We have placed these differences into two different groups: animal rights activists and animal welfare activists. Animal right activists believe animals should have the same liberties as humans. “Animal Rights is a philosophical view that animals have rights similar or the same as humans. True animal rights proponents believe that humans do not have

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    Peter Singer in his essays expands on the concept of speciesism to the public and discusses how the criterion of applying rights to animals and humans is logically inconsistent. The designation of Homo Sapien being the only attribute required for moral importance is too arbitrary. Singer suggests we are to use the clearer requirement of sentience and capacity to feel pleasure and pain to assign moral importance. If this is to be universally applied non-human sentient animals deserve increased moral

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    Do you like vermin lingering around the streets? I suspect you don’t. Do you have any idea how many foxes are around lately? The fox population is increasing day by day and it is a nuisance to farmers and eventually to the metropolitans living in the urban areas as well. Fox hunting is a traditional sport which is enjoyed by the masses of British people. It is also a great way to control the unsolicited fox population. Some of your animal ardent friends may claim this act is just immoral. I agree;

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