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why should animals have the same rights as humans

Who cares about animals really? They taste good and are amazing to have sex with, but shouldn't have equal rights, their only animals. Oh, and goats are goat for my sacrificing to, they seem to work the best. So animals should just be locked up in cages and stuff, who care about them, well, i do when it comes to mating season, cause that's when my fun begins
No we should not. First of all most animal species are simply inferior to us in intelligence, we are not morally obligated to protect other species. It is not natural for us to protect other species, we always have to come first. Morality is in big part simply an evolutionary construct and don't get wrong im against animal cruelty but when it comes to giving them the same rights as humans, I believe that is too far. Even if we are equal it is natural for a species to support itself first. Morality is primarily a function to promote species survival. Caring for other species is good because it encourages those attitudes towards fellow humans, but humans and human needs must be put first. For instance many people are alive today who would not have been if not for animal testing of drugs. Similarly your family may be equal to other families but in deciding between your own family's interests and the other ones who do you side with? Of course you side with your own family. A little kin and species selfishness is natural and OK. We do have a moral obligation to consider other species but we have an even higher moral obligation to consider our own.

Animals are living creatures just like you and I. However, when we look at the term Equal Rights, it is not possible for the same rights that is applied to humans to be applied to an animal. Humans don't even have equal rights. Perfect example, Same sex couples don't have equal rights in many states, and it's only starting to change. There's still a huge inequality between men and women, between different nations all around the world, and there are in fact still 27 million Slaves in various countries around the world even though every single country has made it illegal. In order for rights to change, the party who wants those rights needs to be able to present their case, and acknowledge the rights they have and want to have. Cat's, Dogs, birds; while I do believe they all have their own distinct personalities, and are all capable of feeling emotions, they do not posses the intelligence to use mathematics, debate laws, social issues, which are required in order to utilize what we deem as equal rights. I do believe, however, that we as humans need to protect animals from Humans. We place ourselves above all other species with a narcissistic view. We fail to realize the implications of the effects on eco systems around the world for our own selfish wants that have nothing to do with necessity.

And if we continue on our path of destruction, we will face the consequences one day. The main human right is the right to live, so if animals followed this right, we couldn't kill them. Though it would take awhile to adjust our lives to this, it is still possible. But what isn't, is getting the animals to follow this right. Carnivores simply wouldn't follow this, unless we force them too, and if we do then we would be not be giving them the healthy diet they deserve. If an animal eats another, they should be imprisoned,even though it is simply their nature, and they are not intelligent enough to think otherwise. Are you stupid? Has America seriously come to the point where we are even contemplating on giving animals, ANIMALS, the same exacts rights as a HUMAN BEING. To me, that is just sad and shows me that people are just getting stupider and stupider as the years go on. I feel bad for future generations. Goodness. But why? LoL, what's the point? Don't get wrong me wrong, I love animals and think they're great, but they shouldn't be treated on the same level as us humans because we are simply smarter than them. What will be gain by giving rights anyway? Just don't disrespect animals and we're cool.

In an extreme sense, no. I'm sure the creator of this poll didn't mean it like that, but I will treat it as such. It is literally impossible to give animals and humans equal rights anyways, like the right to vote. We haven't even accomplished equal rights for humans yet anyways, so I think we should just protect animals from abuse and neglect, and that's it. I love animals, but they only need basic rights such as those. By Shan9786, Amherst, NY Do you know that more American households have pets than have children? People are spending more money on pet food than on baby food, and there are more dogs in the United States than the amount of people in Europe. In the United States, more than 100 groups are interested in the welfare of animals, and the focus of their activities. We believe animals should have the same rights as humans. We often say that we love animals and that we consider our pets to be part of the family, but we sometimes draw the line at animal rights. Is it not enough that we treat them as we do humans? Should animals have rights? If so, what rights should animals have? How are those rights different from our human rights? The idea of animalвs protection laws is not anything new. The government started making laws against animal cruelty in the 19th century and continues to go on today. 2018 TeenInk. com

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