Animal Rights

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Animal Rights and Antispeciesism - An overview.

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  • I'm a full believer in animal rights and I am also an equestrian. Most of us horse people are completely and totally devoted to our horses' well being and I surely hope that you distinguish between the majority who provide good care and the minority who do not have any standard of respect or care for their animals. Horses in general like to work and have 'jobs' - work is stimulating and bond-building. As humans we must also have a healthy respect, patience and understanding for our equine partners. Good riding is not about dominance, its about harmony. A good rider's cues always 'ask' and never 'force'.
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Animal Rights

  1. 1. ANIMAL RIGHTS Line of argumentation based on ethical views
  2. 2. Overview: <ul><li>Racism – Speciesism </li></ul><ul><li>Why Animal Rights? </li></ul><ul><li>Practices of Speciesism </li></ul><ul><li>Lawlessness of Animals today </li></ul><ul><li>Debts of Antispeciesism </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Rights for a more equitably world </li></ul>
  3. 3. Forms of discrimination
  4. 4. Racism: Speciesism: Unequal treatment of individuals based on their membership to different (humyn) races Unequal treatment of individuals based on their membership to different species
  5. 5. <ul><li>To avoid pain </li></ul><ul><li>freedom (and liberty of action) </li></ul><ul><li>to fulfil basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>(to eat, to drink, to sleep, sexuality) </li></ul>Humyn interests: <ul><li>Slavery hurts in an intolerable dimension the personal interests of an humyn individual </li></ul><ul><li>unethical </li></ul>
  6. 6. Animal interests: <ul><li>Imprisonment and other exploitation hurts in an intolerable dimension the personal interests of an animal individual </li></ul><ul><li>unethical </li></ul><ul><li>To avoid pain </li></ul><ul><li>freedom (and liberty of action) </li></ul><ul><li>to fulfil basic needs </li></ul><ul><li>(to eat, to drink, to sleep, sexuality) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The principle of equality <ul><li>similar consideration of (nearly) similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>independent from arbitrary fectors </li></ul><ul><li>(sex, intelligence, race, religion, species,…) </li></ul><ul><li>prerequisite: ability to feel pain/ to suffer </li></ul>
  8. 8. horse sports fishing hunting Trophäen sammeln poach persecution dog race breeding … . imprisonment dressage abuse pet stores slaughtering castration without anaesthesia Foie gras exploitation fur factory farming to sex chickens circusses zoo force sklavery bullfight dancing bear electrecution poisening Contergan overdose gluttony vivisektion Brain operations Animal Testing Sports Entertainment Pets Animal Farming Practices of speciesism
  9. 9. Examples of animal abuse
  10. 10. Chicken, ducks, geese
  11. 26. Bovines
  12. 32. „ Milk is rape.“
  13. 40. Pigs
  14. 56. Sheep
  15. 62. Pelzfarmen “ No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink.” (Niemand auf der Welt braucht einen Nerzmantel – außer ein Nerz.) Unbekannt
  16. 64. Ich habe nur einen Pelz und an diesem hängt mein Leben.
  17. 66. Zoo/circus
  18. 71. Riding
  19. 75. Debt of Antispeciesism <ul><li>Right of all sentient beings to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>life , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>integrity and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(stepwise) abolishment of all forms of animal abuse </li></ul><ul><li>veganism </li></ul>
  20. 76. Veganism <ul><li>= to avoid the consumption of animal products </li></ul><ul><li>( cruelty products, e.g.: corpses, milk/dairy, eggs, gelatine, „leather“, „fur“, eiderdowns, bristles, honey, silk, sheep whool,…) </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of that: cruelty-free, plant (partly also synthetic) alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g.: soy products, plant milk, cotton, microfibre,…) </li></ul><ul><li>promotion of organic farming, fair trade products, second-hand-clothes, dumpster diving </li></ul><ul><li>No support of abuse, exploitation, animal factory, violence, environmental destruction (…) </li></ul><ul><li>advancement of ovo-lacto-vegetarianism/animal welfare/environmental protection </li></ul>
  21. 77. Sources <ul><li>„ Animal Liberation – die Befreiung der Tiere“, </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Singer </li></ul><ul><li>„ Vegan. Von der Ethik in der Ernährung und der Notwendigkeit eines Wandels“ </li></ul><ul><li>Kath Clements </li></ul><ul><li>pictures: soylent.network </li></ul>

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