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Transcript of Animal Rights-Ch17
about animals? Estimated 1.5 million animals
abused yearly-not including
research 15 million in U.S.A.
used in research yearly Roughly 100,000 Primates Animals used in a variety of Products Sentience Ability to feel emotion J. Bentham- Question is not
can they speak, but can they
feel. Question: Do serial killers start off
by killling animals?
What does this mean about cruelty & empathy? Animal Pain & Suffering Aside from Prima Facie,
what if suffering offers a good outcome? "Pain is natural" argument If we are obligate to reduce pain among our children, ought this apply to animals? ANIMAL RIGHTS DO ANIMALS HAVE RIGHTS? KIND? RIGHT-LEGITMATE
CLAIM POSITIVE RIGHT-GIVEN NEGATIVE - PREVENTATIVE LEGAL RIGHTS-BY LAW MORAL RIGHTS- NATURAL Animal Rights Moral Agent (full member of comunity)
Moral Patient (a sentient being) Feingberg- "nonhumans have conscious wishes
desires, urges, & impulses. How do we define their inner psychic state? Animals have different INTERESTS
But Not to be taken lightly Different interests,
but not less equal Speciesism-
based on species Assigning different
rights & values Animal Experimentation 1st Question:
Pain, How much? Used for understanding
the human & animal bodies Cured Polio, etc. Vivisection-experiementation
on live animals IS this necessary? Endangered Species Why is this topic important? Approx. 16k facing extinction How: Ex: whaling,
Support one’s own Ethical Stance
Tolerate Diverse Points of Views
Evaluate Ethical Decision Making
Critique Animal Rights
Justify reasons for/against animal experimentation
Understand the role of endangered species
Learning Plan 15 Over 6,000