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gamingrushil
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JimShady
Con (against)

animal rights are equal to human rights

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Started: 9/9/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Debating Period
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gamingrushil

Pro

Animal rights are equal to human rights because the only difference between a humans and animals are humans brains are more advanced. so we believe animals shouldnt get slaughtered and eaten just for others to pay off their mortgage. so believe that we shouldn't harm animals and when they hurt us it is only because we have hurt them.
JimShady

Con

First off, I am not an animal abuser, and I love animals.

If you are a theist, here's a bible verse (Genesis 1:26) in which God gives humans rights over animals.

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

If you eat meat, you are not being equal.

If you are vegan, you eat plants that animals need
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Posted by GrimlyF 4 months ago
GrimlyF
Firstly God did not give man "rights"over the animals He gave us "dominion"over everything.Animals have no "rights".Before man became an omnivore he spent a lot of time running away from just about everything.Then he found out that meat was good.You Pro's never know your history.It was eating meat not vegetables that literally made us what we are today.There is ample proof of this in the modern world. "Humanity eats anything and everything that doesn't kill him.Would you give "rights" to a bowl of cereal?.Then why give them to a walking pork chop.Not causing needless suffering is a purely moral point and is not a "right" and is illegal. "Question.What happens if we stop eating sheep?.Will we round up all the flocks and humanely slaughter them?.Will our green and pleasant land be covered in the rotting corpses because who will fend for them?. Perhaps you will give us a list of animal "rights"?.
Posted by BackCommander 5 months ago
BackCommander
"when they hurt us it is only because we have hurt them."

Experiment:
1. Go into the woods
2. Find a bear
3. Get as close to bear as the normal human will let you
4. Prove your theory or mine.
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