Importance of Animals Rights
Animals, being conscious and responsive, have some similarities with human beings. Animals respond in different ways and if you ask pet owners, they can tell you that each animals is unique, precious in its own identity, and they should be cherished and protected. There are people who think that animals cannot feel pain or because their intelligence is lower than human beings that they should not be given the care and nourishment that most pet owners generously give to them.
There are many people today who do not care about the lives of animals and they don’t see the animals’ right to life that they deserve. Some groups believe that humans should be above all animals and there is a moral distinction between them. Another group would tell you that the feelings, and experiences of animals are much lower than a human being’s and thus should not be given the same status as a human has. The wrong sense of righteousness and entitlement has influenced these belief systems. If people will just overcome their biases, then it all boils that to animals having their own rights in this world.
Another right that animals have is the right to thrive in a clean, safe, and sustainable environment. Humans have been known to wreak havoc on some sensitive ecosystems in the world like turning rainforests into flat plains and coral reefs into ocean deserts. Humans who destroy the natural ecosystem for their own gain are guilty of depriving animals a basic right to have a clean and safe home. We can closely link the animal rights movement to the green movement because of this.
One of the most popular displays of human greed is using animals for products for profit. Economic incentive makes this people think that it is alright to kill animals for the sake of gain. Poachers, shark finners , and other people who view animals are commodities are many these days. A dollar sign has now replaced the basic rights of animals to live. Since animals have a right to live free of suffering at the hands of humans, it is important that we consider viable alternatives to animal products.
Animal rights activities have a strong sense of core beliefs guided by an unwavering morality. Below are some of these rights that animals rights advocates believe in.
Animals are conscious beings, not machines or objects. There are also things that animals are interested in. Human beings should be responsible to respect interests of animals. Human beings should not exploit animals. If humans treat animals as objects then they are violating animal rights. Humans have no right to kill animals.
If one is to discuss animal rights in its entirety , then you can come up with volumes of the subject.