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Thread: Do animals deserve a right to life?

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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes... except domesticated farm animals such as pigs, cows, chickens, etc.
    What about domesticated people?

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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    All animals should have the right to life---unless I have made plans to eat them--then all bets are off.
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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    They have a right to life as long as they can maintain that right through force. When something bigger and stronger comes along that denies them that right, then.... they lose it.
    In that case, it's not a right, it's just an ability to live, so long as they don't become dead.
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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    I'm thinking if aliens came down in their space ship, we are in some deep doo-doo, as we might not survive that.....
    Oh, we can't die, we have a "right" to life!
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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    In that case, it's not a right, it's just an ability to live, so long as they don't become dead.
    That's pretty much what a 'right' is

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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    That's pretty much what a 'right' is
    Not according to Chuz. He'd say otherwise. well I dunno about his thoughts on animals...

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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    That's pretty much what a 'right' is
    Rights are socially-agreed upon. Abilities are simply what happens given no interference.
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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Rights are socially-agreed upon. Abilities are simply what happens given no interference.
    YES! That's why I used quotes around the word 'right'. I was looking for another word, and ability fits perfectly.

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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    If your argument against abortion is biological (not spiritual), meaning that embryos/fetuses deserve a "right to life" because they are biologically alive (as is sperm), then why do animals not also deserve a right to life, as biologically they meet all the same criteria, if not moreso. Discuss.
    Humans and other animals are distinctly different. I'll consider recognizing an animals' right to life when it can become a lawyer and sue me.
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    Re: Do animals deserve a right to life?

    They deserve to be eaten.
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