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    Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    This issue is very important to me, and I would like to hear others opinions. I think this is a very important issue that doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
    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.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
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    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.
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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.
    That's about as good as it can get in today's world, but we can't even get there.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Depends on what you define as animal cruelty, and animal "rights"... Many in the animal rights movement have extremely different definitions of animal cruelty and their rights.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    I voted no as animals should not have rights. They should however as Spud pointed out be protected by law.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    That's about as good as it can get in today's world, but we can't even get there.
    Of course not, current farming practices dictate that animal welfare has to be sacrificed for profit and there's minimal push within the industry to change that. The fact that meat is over-consumed doesn't help the issue.
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Depends on what you define as animal cruelty, and animal "rights"... Many in the animal rights movement have extremely different definitions of animal cruelty and their rights.
    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.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Of course not, current farming practices dictate that animal welfare has to be sacrificed for profit and there's minimal push within the industry to change that. The fact that meat is over-consumed doesn't help the issue.
    Current farming practices are disgusting and shameful, which is why I truly believe vegan ism is the future, but that's another thing entirely.

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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Of course not, current farming practices dictate that animal welfare has to be sacrificed for profit and there's minimal push within the industry to change that. The fact that meat is over-consumed doesn't help the issue.
    What do you feel dictates over consumption of meat?
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    Re: Should animals have more rights/protection/etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    This issue is very important to me, and I would like to hear others opinions. I think this is a very important issue that doesn't get the attention that it deserves.
    Other.- more rights than what? Fire ants have no right to occupy my yard and a large rodent population begets rattlesnakes.
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