Animal Rights

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  • Thank you for you beautiful presentation!!!

    Please for 'Animal Rights in Brazil'

    look 'Direitos humanos para Humanos direitos'

    Human rights for Rights humans
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  • Thank you girls, you're very nice! :)<br /><br/>
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  • Hello!!!I love your illustrations and I was so lucky to hear the presentation as well. I can only repeat myself: well done!<br /><br/>
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  • Hi Brigi! You've found perfect illustrations for the topic, and there is not too much text on the slides.<br /><br/>
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Animal Rights

  1. 1. Animal Rights By Brigitta Kovács
  2. 2. Animal rights <ul><li>Advocates : </li></ul><ul><li>animals as legal persons and members of the moral community </li></ul><ul><li>Critics : </li></ul><ul><li>animals do not have the capacity to make moral choices </li></ul>
  3. 3. History <ul><li>Pythagoras (6th century BC) </li></ul><ul><li>the first animal rights philosopher </li></ul><ul><li>transmigration of souls </li></ul><ul><li>Aristotle (4th century BC) </li></ul><ul><li>non-human animals ranked far below humans </li></ul><ul><li>Theophrastus : </li></ul><ul><li>against eating meat </li></ul><ul><li>René Descartes (17th century) </li></ul><ul><li>animals have no souls or minds, are complex automata </li></ul>Pythagoras Theophrastus Aristotle Descartes
  4. 4. Organizations <ul><li>1824 Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (in Britain) </li></ul><ul><li>1892 Henry Salt: Humanitarian League </li></ul>
  5. 5. Modern animal rights movement <ul><li>The early 1970s </li></ul><ul><li>Created by philosophers </li></ul><ul><li>Distinction between sentient animals and other life forms </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Gary L. Francione </li></ul>
  6. 6. Peter Singer <ul><li>Ideological founder of today’s animal liberation movement </li></ul><ul><li>Utilitarian principle: Equal consideration of interests </li></ul><ul><li>” speciesism” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Tom Regan <ul><li>Animals as ”subjects-of-a-life” are bearers of rights </li></ul><ul><li>All normal mammals of at least 1 year of age can be regarded as ”subjects-of-a-life” </li></ul><ul><li>Treat animals as persons </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gary L. Francione <ul><li>Introduction to Animal Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Animals = property => </li></ul><ul><li>rights would be undermined by that property status </li></ul><ul><li>” moral schizophrenia” </li></ul>
  9. 9. PETA <ul><li>People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals </li></ul><ul><li>” Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment” </li></ul>
  10. 11. Animal rights in law <ul><li>Laws </li></ul><ul><li>against cruelty to animals </li></ul><ul><li>regulate the keeping of animals </li></ul><ul><li>regulate the transit of animals internationally </li></ul><ul><li>offer no civil rights to animals </li></ul>

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