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Animal Rights

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People have rights, and animals should as well. "All animals should be born with an equal claim on life" (Hurley). Why should they be less deserving of equal rights than us? Many people argue that humans are more intelligent than animals. We are all animals, and it is not necessary to have a certain level of intelligence to possess rights (Hurley). Inflicting suffering is wrong to other humans, most times punished by jail time. Neglecting an animal by depriving it of food, water, or medical attention is a misdemeanor penalized by fines or jail time (Hurley). The logic behind it is distressing and egotistical. It is almost as if we are justifying racism and prejudice (Hurley). There are many popular forms of animal amusement. Just to name a few, cockfighting, dog, and bull battling are various popular types. "Animal abuse was very common throughout the nineteenth century" (Hurley). "When people hunt, eat, experiment, or capture animals we are violating animal rights" (Hurley). Animals, like humans should be able to possess rights. ...read more.

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"However, it only protects them from suffering during the actual slaughter" (Hurley). It does not protect them from and exploitation that occurs facing the slaughter. The consumption of meat is not only harming animals but our bodies and the environment as well (Hurley). Animal manure, polluted water, over - grazing, rain forest destruction, animal suffering, soil loss, and global warming are some of the effects of meat consumption (Hurley). "Millions of acres of land are cleared each year to raise animals for food" (Hurley). "Land where cattle and other animals graze becomes a wasteland. It cannot sustain growth" (Hurley). So many resources are wasted during the meat production process. "Animal experimentation is never justified" (Hurley). "Conscious monkeys are forced to inhale toxic smoke" (Hurley). "Improperly anaesthized dogs are subject to invasive surgery" (Hurley). "Blinded cats are dropped into vats of water" (Hurley). Guinea pigs are coated with substances that eat through their organs. ...read more.

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"Any Missourian who is civilized and has a reasonable grasp of the responsibilities to provide descent care to companion animals is going to be horrified by the auctions" (Rock). A dog is sold about every fifty-eight seconds and replace the sold dog with a new one almost immediately (Rock). "Some dogs sat in their own feces, a bull terrier cowered in a corner, and an Italian Greyhound shook almost uncontrollably" (Rock). You can do a lot of things to help promote animal rights. First off, don't wear fur. There are seventeen million animals trapped each year for clothing in the US (Kullberg). Don't shop at department stores that support fur boutiques. "Speak out against fake fur and support legislation to ban cruel leg-hold traps" (Kullberg). Adopt a dog or a cat from a pound or a shelter. "You will be boycotting puppy mills and saving animals from being put to death" (Kullberg). Take good care of animals. Many suffer when you crop their ears or tails. "Protect your animals and never leave them alone in a car" (Kullberg). Animal rights are very essential and must to be acknowledged. http://www.essays.cc/free_essays/g1/crs113.shtml http://essaysdaddy.com/free-essays-db/anthropology/animal-rights.html ...read more.

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