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. Animals respond in different ways and if you ask pet owners, they can tell you that each animals is unique, precious in its own identity, and they should be cherished and protected. Since animals are lower than human beings, there are many people who believe that they cannot feel and that we should not be so concerned about animal welfare.
There are many people who believe that animals have no basic right to life that they deserve. Some groups believe that humans should be above all animals and there is a moral distinction between them. There are also those who don’t believe that animals feel, sense, or experience like humans do and that they should not be give a status equal to humans but lower than them. These beliefs came from a faulty sense of righteousness and entitlements. If people will just overcome their biases, then it all boils that to animals having their own rights in this world.
Animals should also be given the right to live in a clean and safe place. 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. This is the reason why the green movement is also closely linked with the animal rights movement.
There are animals or animal parts that are being used for products that is to be sold in the market and this is one display of human greed that is gaining popularity. When there is economic incentive, then mortality is disregarded altogether. Some examples of this are poachers, shark finners, and other people who view animals solely as commodities. A dollar sign has now replaced the basic rights of animals to live. 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. Here are the things that animal rights advocates believe in.
Animals have consciousness and should not be compared to machines or objects. Animals also have interests. Human beings should be responsible to respect interests of animals. Exploitation of animals by human beings is disregarding their rights. If humans treat animals as objects then they are violating animal rights. Human beings should not kill animals.
It takes volumes to really cover the scope of animals rights.
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