Jose John May 2, 2016 No Comments
ANIMAL RIGHTS IN THE MEDIA This essay will explore the moral and ethical issues raised by human superiority over animals, why we shouldn’t have any superiority, and how this subject is portrayed in a variety of different media. The world today is becoming less aware of the pain and suffering being inflicted on animals. As a re­sult, animals are becoming even more and more downtrod­den in society. Humans have, and continue to, treat animals as if they are property, as if we can own and therefore control their lives and what happens to them. This is immoral, ani­mals are here for themselves, animals have their own lives, and they think, have feelings, feel pain, require love (from their own species), feel emotional hurt, have families, and everything else that humans do. To just simply say that non-human animals should have no rights because they’re “de­fective” is a mindless statement.  People come to this “con­clusion” because they come up with some mindless babble like, non-human animals can’t talk, drive cars or vote, and there­fore they have no non-tradable properties. Well answer me this; do non-human animals have the right to exist in their natural environment and express behaviours that matter to them? We withhold non-human animals the very basic rights,...
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