A Discussion on Animal Rights Essay
"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; The Declaration of
Independence holds these rights to be self evident and unalienable. In the eighteenth century when these words were written they were called natural rights, today we call them human rights" (McShea 34). The issue of whether or not to grant animal rights such as those that humans retain, is a greatly disputed issue. Philosophers, clergyman, and politicians have argued the point of animal rights for years, but without success. Animal right is an extremely intricate issue that involves the question of animal intelligence, animal activist groups, and the pros and cons of granting animals their rights.
Psychologists around the world, who …show more content…
Granting animals their rights would stimulate a large amount of controversy. The question of whether or not animals are intelligent becomes one key argument for animal rights activists in their fight for animal liberation.
Observing the pros and cons to this situation also brings the large amount of difficulty in making one concrete decision into perspective.
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