Importance of Animals Rights
Animals, being conscious and responsive, have some similarities with human beings. Animals have their differences, and they are unique in their own ways, and many pet owners would tell you that each respond differently and they need care and protection too. There are people who think that animals cannot feel pain or because their intelligence is lower than human beings that they should not be given the care and nourishment that most pet owners generously give to them.
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. That animals have rights will become significant if people will overcome their cognitive biases.
Living in a clean, safe place where they can survive is another right that should be given to animals. We all know humans have this kind of behavior to destroy the natural world like what they do to lush rainforests which soon becomes flat lands and rich coral reefs are turned into ocean wastelands. Humans who destroy the natural ecosystem for their own gain are guilty of depriving animals a basic right to have a clean and safe home. We can closely link the animal rights movement to the green movement because of this.
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. Economic incentive makes this people think that it is alright to kill animals for the sake of gain. For example, elephants are killed for their tusks, sharks are killed for their fins, and other people who kill animals because of the commodity they get from it. It is disturbing how the basic rights of animal life are discarded and replaced with a dollar sign. There should be alternative to animal products if we want to preserve their rights to life without suffering.
The core beliefs of animal rights activities are guided by their unwavering morality. Below are some of these rights that animals rights advocates believe in.
Animals are neither machine nor objects but are conscious beings. There are also things that animals are interested in. Animals interests should be respected by human beings. Human beings should not exploit animals. Human beings should not treat animals as objects. Human beings should not kill animals.
It takes volumes to really cover the scope of animals rights.
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