Guide to Animal Rights
Animals have some similarities to human beings because they are conscious and they are responsive. 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. There are other who believe that humans are above all animals and makes a moral distinction between them. Lastly are those people who believe that animals cannot feel, sense, or experience the same things that a human can and that an animal should not be given the same status as a human. 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. We het a glimpse of the horrors that human beings can do to our natural ecosystem when we find lush rainforests reduced to flat plains and beautiful coral reefs becoming 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. That is why animal rights and the green movement are closely linked to each other.
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. 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. There should be alternative to animal products if we want to preserve their rights to life without suffering.
Animal rights activities have a strong sense of core beliefs guided by an unwavering morality. The primary things that animals rights advocates believe are given below.
Animals have consciousness and should not be compared to machines or objects. Animals also have interests. Human beings should respect the interest of animals. Animals should not be exploited by human beings. Human beings should not treat animals as objects. Killing animals is depriving animals of their right to live.
It takes volumes to really cover the scope of animals rights.