Respecting Animal Rights
We can say that animals and human beings have some similarities in the sense that they have consciousness and they are also very responsive. There are many pet owners in this world who would quickly tell you that animals are unique and they are precious in their own identity, and they should certainly be loved and nurtured. 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 today who do not care about the lives of animals and they don’t see the animals’ right to life that they deserve. Humans are a lot superior than animals and that is seen in the moral realm also, and there are advocates of this belief. 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. The wrong sense of righteousness and entitlement has influenced these belief systems. 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. Destroying this natural ecosystem deprives many animals of clean and safe living places. We can closely link the animal rights movement to the green movement because of this.
One of the most popular displays of human greed is using animals for products for profit. When there is economic incentive, then mortality is disregarded altogether. Some examples of this are poachers, shark finners, and other people who view animals solely as commodities. They are disregarding the basic rights of animals to live in exchange for the dollar sign. 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 are conscious beings, not machines or objects. There are also things that animals are interested in. Human beings should be responsible to respect interests of animals. Animals should not be exploited by human beings. If humans treat animals as objects then they are violating animal rights. Human beings should not kill animals.
If one is to discuss animal rights in its entirety , then you can come up with volumes of the subject.