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  • All breathing creatures have just as many rights as humans

    Those people are dumb --->
    God created animals, of course. However, humans are to survive by eating animals only when needed. They do not have a voice, so therefore, we are their voice. If you were in their shoes, how would you feel? Would you be happy to say that "Oh I have no rights so do as you please?" NO, I doubt that would be the case. There are so many unnecessary pains that animals have to feel. What are their benefits from this useless suffering? Humans seem to be the animal in my case. Humans use animals as test subjects for their own purposes. Like I said, God did put the animals on Earth for us humans, however, he did not say that we should slaughter each and every one of them. For a human to survive, do we really need animal fur or skins for a fur coat or any other clothing? Humans are selfish creatures.

  • They are living too...

    They live and breath like us, they may not be like us, but they can feel pain and fear and all those emotions like us. No one is higher than the other after all god made animals and humans with both strengths and weaknesses and we are all meant to be different if we could compare a person to an animal all we could say is they are stronger faster better then us in almost every way but we have (have not seen much recently because of "unhuman" human behavior) intelligence we need to use that to improve their lives not ours that's our role in nature but we are destroying it instead of building into high tech preservation centers more medicine developed for them sure we may kill a couple creatures but it should be only for food not an excuse of "fun" or extras like accessories like random furs.

  • Against hunting and vivisection on ethical principals

    We don't know what happens after death, though many will argue they do. I hope all the hunters come back as prey, and die a horrible and painful slow death when some idiot macho man shoots them in the heart with an arrow. God said we have dominion over the animals-this means we take care of them. They are here for a reason, just like we are. How would a hunter like for someone in his family to be shot down before their time-say at three years old? Taking joy and delight in killing is really sick and the proof of this is that EVERY SERIAL KILLER STARTS OUT KILLING ANIMALS.That is the Gods truth. Doesn't common sense tell you not to bring more pain into the world? I am proud that I rescue animals and feed the strays--what are hunters proud of-causing pain death and gore? I would never even think of dating one-sick warped macho fools. Only a true
    Gentleman for me.

  • Do non human animals have rights

    Of course they do. They give unconditional love, some creatures such as whales and dolphins have us invading their space, this is wrong. They have feelings, show loyalty, communicate with us as we'll as each other. We have no right to invade their space, kill them, put them out their natural habitat, nor make money from their misery.

  • Not killed by anyone.

    They aren`t killed by anyone so they get rights. Simple. They live. They are happy. They are living. Animals get killed by humans, selfish ones. Imagine if you were a non-human animal? Getting killed by a human? You can live without meat! There are lots of other food sources! Animals. Animals, hmmm..... Imagine if you couldn`t talk? And some non-human animals came to kill you? You just would suffer through the pain..... What can you do anyways? You`ve been trapped by people! And your dying just because humans want they`re dinner (you) even when they have other food sources! How much meat do they use! Oh. My. Goodness. USA`s name shall be YOU SUCK AMERICA for killing a lot of animals... And so shall the other countries who kill animals.

  • Animals should at least have basic rights.

    Humans are also animals. Just because we think we are smarter doesn't mean we can do anything we want. Humans do a lot of stupid things, but in the end we are nothing more but animals. God loves all of his creations and he put us on earth to love and take care of his creation. But that does not make us greater. We all will die someday, just like every living thing on earth. Animals should at least have basic rights;the right to not be tortured, neglected or killed needlessly. I understand that we have to kill animals for our survival, but animals should be treated with dignity and respect and should be killed more humanly(such as with farms). I wish this wasn't so. We need to start acting more responsible and prove that we are better caretakers of this earth and all living things, and then we can consider ourselves great.

  • Yes

    Animals have the right to die if they injure or kill a human. That should be a logical conclusion for any human being. Animals have the right to on your lawn, your floors and rugs, on your furniture and your clean laundry with immunity. Animals have the right to track mud all over your house, cars, bed furniture. Animals can bark all night and day and can chew up anything they want with immunity. Just imagine the consequences of a human being doing any of the above, they would be in the nuthouse, prison or small claims court paying the tab not to mention the criminal records a mile long with restraint orders and parole restrictions. I grew up on a farm. Troublesome animals went straight to the slaughter house or the roasting pan first. So what? Farmers can not have animals breaking our bones every time we milked them, fed them or handle them therefore they were restrained from kicking. So what? We took horns off so we wouldn't get busted up or die or have other cattle gored by 2 foot long horns while eating their dinner. Pigs were put in pens so they wouldn't bite our legs and eat other animals or eat our children. Common sense people. If you turned cattle into a field of hay for 2 weeks 90% would be trampled and ruined but the same field of hay would feed the same cattle in a feed lot for 2 months. Ya'll want your chicken nuggets, burgers and leather. Your sushi take out and wool socks. Eggs for your chocolate cakes and the milk for your coffee has to come from some where. We use the tractor, 3rd world countries harvest their grain, sugar, cotton crops using animal slave labor. So what? I've seen the death of farm animals done humanly and it still looks cruel. Some domesticated animals have a much longer life span then animals harvested in the wild and sometimes they don't. Animals tame and wild only have the rights we as humans give them. A wise farmer putting 20 calves together in a small pen and a foolish farmer putting one calf in a 20 acre field equals them still being confined. I believe animals have a lot more rights them people give them credit for. Thank god for fences because this world would be kayos without them. Animals have their rights restricted for good reason. Our neighbor has 30,000 laying hens, where would you put 30,000 laying hens if not in a building under one roof. Out in a field running loose in the middle of summer or winter? Eggs all over the place, baking in the hot sun for up to 2 days or frozen solid before going to market. Is that your solution? If it is, you are wrong. Puppy mills a shame, kitten factories a shame, yes I agree and there are laws in place that do something about these atrocities to these species of animals. Farmers feed cities is a yellow sign I see all over the place. If you want to be the animal rights hero, stop eating animal parts and their unfertilized shelled offspring. Stop using their skins and furs, including their wool, feathers and the lipsticks made from animal fats. Stop using the products that people use animals to harvest and take to market using animal slave labor, stop drinking the coffee coming to your table on the back of the jaunt Valdez animal slave donkey. Stop eating the corn, rice and soybeans carried in carts pulled by oxen slave animals to the buyers. Stop using the medicines that got to market using animal testing. Boycott your pet store selling leather studded dog collars, cow bones and live crickets in plastic bags for live consumption, live mice for a snakes belly. Stop using wood furniture glued together with animal hide and hoof byproducts. Leave the windows and doors to your home wide open and let your birds, dogs and cats come and go as they please and do whatever they want to do without restraint. Have yourself charged for that dead guppy you just flushed or that dead budgie you forgot to feed and water because you just plain forgot. And if you can't, then quit complaining for more animal rights because they have enough. If someone is not following the laws already in place for the humane treatment of animals then call the cops, call animal control, let someone know. Stop whining for more animal rights when you are one of the contributors to their oppression, one of the silent voices who say nothing when the neighbor beats his dog and leaves it tied out in the weather with rotten food. Animals rights, what a crazy muti-sided argument that anyone can argue from either side of the fence.

  • animal should be treated the same like humans!

    Of course we should treated animal the same like human.they also can feel the pain like us. if we treated them badly, it will be unfair for them. they also have a feeling, so we have to treat them nicely. we also have to treat them with respect. there were so many people has treated the animal badly. as you can see,there were so many animals died in 1 day. just think if you are the animal and the human treated you badly isn't that is a nice thing to do? we have to stop this people, we have to treat them nicely! God has given the animal so that the future people could see. if we treating them badly they of course will feel the pain and sometime it will get depression and just wanted to kill themselves and the future people can't see what is that animal. if God was here, He also will treat the animal the same, like humans. i believe not like you all guys who treated the animal badly! please stop this. i hope you will read what i wrote.

  • Yes animals have rights

    Animals have the ability to feel. And they also have emotions as humans do. You cant push things to the side because they are inferior to you. Animals are helpless like children, children cannot defend themselves, they cannot free themselves from abuse. Animals can be deadly but its because of the owner training the animal.

  • They are alive too

    Animals like us are creatures like us. They have rights just as we have rights. We cannot just go around treating animals poorly because they're not human. They breathe, they eat, they reproduce, etc. They are more like us then people realize. Beating a animal would be like beating your best friend; its wrong and shouldn't be done. Protect the animals; save a life

  • Animals have no rights, until they say so.

    Until animals enunciate their rights, they have none. I feel that man has the responsibility to care for the animals on the planet however. God has given man, human rights. I believe that man only has these right bestowed upon them. Animals should not be abused by man kind. Animals do not have the power of reasoning, there fore have no human rights.

    Posted by: BriaBlacken
  • Jesus Christ Died for Humans

    Look it up. Jesus died for HUMANS. God gave us rule over all the animals. That's why Adam and Eve was allowed to named them with God. There is nothing in the Bible about a dog or a cow being on the same level as a human. Animal and earth right is a scam!

  • Diz Kid_Alan

    If a large dog attacks a kitten, a dog would not be sued like a human would be if the human did something harmful to another human. Animals are not considered to have the concept of deeper thinking that humans enjoy and do not have the same level of rights that humans enjoy. Cannibalism ( eating humans ) is a terrible crime, but eating meat from animals is how humans have survived forever.

  • because they dont

    First off, we have to define what we mean by "animal rights." Most proponents don't really have a firm grasp on this beyond a vague notion that animals should be respected as people are. While there are some that think that chimps should have voting rights (in spite of their inability to read a ballot) and all sorts of other insane notions, most animal rights activists stick to an idea that animals should be free to do as they please. In this view the animals should be as free as people to roam about and do their animal things unmolested and restrained by humans. After all, animals are organic creatures just like people and should therefore enjoy the same rights...

  • First off, we have to define what we mean by "animal rights."

    Most proponents don't really have a firm grasp on this beyond a vague notion that animals should be respected as people are. While there are some that think that chimps should have voting rights (in spite of their inability to read a ballot) and all sorts of other insane notions, most animal rights activists stick to an idea that animals should be free to do as they please. In this view the animals should be as free as people to roam about and do their animal things unmolested and restrained by humans. After all, animals are organic creatures just like people and should therefore enjoy the same rights... The problem here is that rights are not based on biology. If they were, we'd have to apply the equal protection clause of the Constitution to every petri dish full of virus cultures. After all, they are based on DNA just as we are, so they must have the same right to go about their viral business. This is on its face rather ridiculous; a virus is nothing but a protein coat surrounding a DNA core. It can't even reproduce without forcefully taking over the machinery of a host cell. I have coined a term to describe what rights truly are based on, which is "reciprocal responsibility." What does that mean? Reciprocal responsibility means that you, as a holder of a particular right, are held responsible for respecting the similar and equal rights of others. You have a right to free speech, but you must respect both another's right to free speech, and must not misuse your right of free speech against another (in slander, for example). You have a right to keep and bear arms, but you must not infringe on another's right to bear arms, nor shall you use your arms in unjustified force against another. This is reciprocal responsibility. A violation of reciprocal responsibility opens you to criminal and civil liability. No right exists without this attending responsibility. The problem with animal rights is that animals are incapable of recognizing and respecting reciprocal responsibility. If left completely free, animals would habitually engage in acts that would be criminal if performed by human beings. Bears and cougars would attack (assault) people. Dogs would defecate on (vandalize) people's lawns. A million other "criminal acts" would be perpetrated by animals, in violation of others' rights. This leads to one of two outcomes: 1) Humans and animals would necessarily have to have different standards of behavior. Acts against persons or property that would be criminal for humans, would be allowed for animals. In other words, animals would have superior rights to humans. We'd be constantly cleaning up after the criminality of animals, and would effectively be enslaved to creatures that didn't have a second thought to us and our rights (which undoubtably do exist). This is backward, to put it mildly. 2) To protect us from the criminal acts of animals, we'd have to imprison animals that "break the law." Since animals don't have the reasoning ability to make rational choices, most animals would eventually end up imprisoned for breaking the law. So we'd be locking up all these "freed" animals...how exactly does that respect their "rights?" The concept of "animal rights" is an enviro-fantasy based on a misguided and ill-considered desire for animals to be happy. We have a responsibility to animals, not to mistreat them or cause them undue pain or suffering. There are, and should be, laws against animal cruelty. But to ascribe "rights" to animals goes against the concept of reciprocal responsibility which is inherent in the very definition of rights. Those who cannot respect rights cannot hold them...ergo, no rights for animals.

  • Yolo

    If they had rights, hunters wouldnt be able to hunt. It's not right to kill animals for their fur. I'm just saying it's ok to hunt somethimg like a deer or elk, but if you just kill it to kill it then that's messed up and I agree that we should not torture or hurt animals for fun.

  • Why Animals Don't Have Rights

    First off, we have to define what we mean by "animal rights." Most proponents don't really have a firm grasp on this beyond a vague notion that animals should be respected as people are. While there are some that think that chimps should have voting rights (in spite of their inability to read a ballot) and all sorts of other insane notions, most animal rights activists stick to an idea that animals should be free to do as they please. In this view the animals should be as free as people to roam about and do their animal things unmolested and restrained by humans. After all, animals are organic creatures just like people and should therefore enjoy the same rights...

    The problem here is that rights are not based on biology. If they were, we'd have to apply the equal protection clause of the Constitution to every petri dish full of virus cultures. After all, they are based on DNA just as we are, so they must have the same right to go about their viral business. This is on its face rather ridiculous; a virus is nothing but a protein coat surrounding a DNA core. It can't even reproduce without forcefully taking over the machinery of a host cell.

    I have coined a term to describe what rights truly are based on, which is "reciprocal responsibility." What does that mean? Reciprocal responsibility means that you, as a holder of a particular right, are held responsible for respecting the similar and equal rights of others. You have a right to free speech, but you must respect both another's right to free speech, and must not misuse your right of free speech against another (in slander, for example). You have a right to keep and bear arms, but you must not infringe on another's right to bear arms, nor shall you use your arms in unjustified force against another. This is reciprocal responsibility. A violation of reciprocal responsibility opens you to criminal and civil liability. No right exists without this attending responsibility.

    The problem with animal rights is that animals are incapable of recognizing and respecting reciprocal responsibility. If left completely free, animals would habitually engage in acts that would be criminal if performed by human beings. Bears and cougars would attack (assault) people. Dogs would defecate on (vandalize) people's lawns. A million other "criminal acts" would be perpetrated by animals, in violation of others' rights. This leads to one of two outcomes:

    1) Humans and animals would necessarily have to have different standards of behavior. Acts against persons or property that would be criminal for humans, would be allowed for animals. In other words, animals would have superior rights to humans. We'd be constantly cleaning up after the criminality of animals, and would effectively be enslaved to creatures that didn't have a second thought to us and our rights (which undoubtably do exist). This is backward, to put it mildly.

    2) To protect us from the criminal acts of animals, we'd have to imprison animals that "break the law." Since animals don't have the reasoning ability to make rational choices, most animals would eventually end up imprisoned for breaking the law. So we'd be locking up all these "freed" animals...how exactly does that respect their "rights?"

    The concept of "animal rights" is an enviro-fantasy based on a misguided and ill-considered desire for animals to be happy. We have a responsibility to animals, not to mistreat them or cause them undue pain or suffering. There are, and should be, laws against animal cruelty. But to ascribe "rights" to animals goes against the concept of reciprocal responsibility which is inherent in the very definition of rights. Those who cannot respect rights cannot hold them...ergo, no rights for animals.

  • Animals have no rights

    They are not moral agents and so, do not have the facilities as humans do. Such facilities include, rationality, language and intelligence. Due to this, animals have no rights. Although, it will be cruel to say they are not sentient as they are capable of feeling pleasure or pain but that is not to say they have rights. All we can do is to watch how we treat them especially in farm animals processing industries and the likes.

  • We are the top of the food chain.

    Our population continues to grow and food supplies dwindle. Arable land is becoming more scarce. Not enough vegetation to support a world population of vegetarians. When does it end? Right now the most populous food and protein source is insects but three quarters of the world doesn't eat them. I cannot and will not assign human attributes to animals.

  • Nature isn't made from rights

    Animal don't want our rights. They don't need it and they don't know what to do with them. The rights are some conventions between humans, to give a chance to all humans to receive a fair treatment. But nature isn't fair. The lion will not respect the deer right to live. The wolf will not respect rabbit right to live. This means that all the carnivores will not respect those rights, and will have to be eliminated from nature.
    Some can argue that, since animals don't think, they cannot be responsable for the rights of others, just like a child is not expected to have the moral thinking needed ot respect the rights. But, this means that we (humans) need to impose them to respect those rights. Meaning, we need to separate carnivores and herbivores. This will lead very quickly to animals going extinct.
    Right after we decide to give animals the same rights as giving to humans, we will destory the nature ballance.


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Anonymous says2013-05-29T20:16:51.380
Animals are living sentinent beings that have a soul so therefore have rights and protection deservingly so. FaceFood ( food that once had a face on it: any creature that walks, crawls, swims or flys) is MURDER. Animals are not ours to eat, wear, use, abuse or experiment on. Vegcon means VEGetarian CONscious. Vegconism is the humane alternative by " Changing Hearts To Changed Minds"