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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I think another important issue is the rampant abuse of innocent apostrophes.

    Animals don't have rights, they're animals. They should be protected from cruelty, and it should be enforced that all animals are to be kept in a way that ensures they are not subject to preventable pain, stress, injury or disease.
    Yeah, that.


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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Other.- more rights than what? Fire ants have no right to occupy my yard and a large rodent population begets rattlesnakes.
    The right to be free from needless pain, cruelty, access to food, water, the ability to raise a family, adequate living space.. (Referring to animals in the hands of humans) Oh lord, are we really going to turn this into a fire ants vs cows thread? Please don't.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Animal rights is the idea that some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and that their most basic interests – such as the lack of suffering – should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.
    So what does that mean? Can we not longer eat meat? No longer have any products/food/whatever it be from animals? Outlaw hunting? I ask this not as disrespect for the movement, but what exactly are their "rights"?
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    The right to be free from needless pain, cruelty, access to food, water, the ability to raise a family, adequate living space.. (Referring to animals in the hands of humans) Oh lord, are we really going to turn this into a fire ants vs cows thread? Please don't.
    This is why we can't give animals rights. Either they all get rights, or we end up with the never ending debate. Better to have specific laws protecting animals depending on the circumstance. Like the difference between a pet and a food animal etc.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So what does that mean? Can we not longer eat meat? No longer have any products/food/whatever it be from animals? Outlaw hunting? I ask this not as disrespect for the movement, but what exactly are their "rights"?
    It varies wildly, but for the most basic: Access to food, water, adequate living space, freedom from cruelty, unneeded experimentation, pain, separation of animal families. Hunting is completely different, this is in reference to animals deliberately being kept.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    The right to be free from needless pain, cruelty, access to food, water, the ability to raise a family, adequate living space.. (Referring to animals in the hands of humans) Oh lord, are we really going to turn this into a fire ants vs cows thread? Please don't.
    I treat dogs and cows just fine provided that they do the same for me.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dog View Post
    This is why we can't give animals rights. Either they all get rights, or we end up with the never ending debate. Better to have specific laws protecting animals depending on the circumstance. Like the difference between a pet and a food animal etc.
    The difference between a pet and a food animal? Most food animals today are extremely intelligent and emotional, I think it's not hard: - Animals that can feel pain, exhibit sentience, need to be protected.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Animals have 2 jobs. To taste good and fit right that's all.







    Just kidding, what spud said.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I think another important issue is the rampant abuse of innocent apostrophes.

    Animals don't have rights, they're animals. They should be protected from cruelty, and it should be enforced that all animals are to be kept in a way that ensures they are not subject to preventable pain, stress, injury or disease.
    So... you say they don't have rights, then go to say they should have the right to not be treated cruelly. Got it.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I treat dogs and cows just fine provided that they do the same for me.
    What are they going to do to you?

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