Respecting Animal Rights
Animals, being conscious and responsive, have some similarities with human beings. There are many pet owners in this world who would quickly tell you that animals are unique and they are precious in their own identity, and they should certainly be loved and nurtured. 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. There are other who believe that humans are above all animals and makes a moral distinction between them. Lastly are those people who believe that animals cannot feel, sense, or experience the same things that a human can and that an animal should not be given the same status as a human. These beliefs came from a faulty sense of righteousness and entitlements. That animals have rights will become significant if people will overcome their cognitive biases.
Animals should also be given the right to live in a clean and safe place. We all know humans have this kind of behavior to destroy the natural world like what they do to lush rainforests which soon becomes flat lands and rich coral reefs are turned into ocean wastelands. If we destroy the environment for human gain, then we are also destroying the only places which animals can call home. This is the reason why the green movement is also closely linked with the animal rights movement.
One of the most popular displays of human greed is using animals for products for profit. Because of what they can get out of it, animals mortality is completely disregarded by many of these people. Some examples of this are poachers, shark finners, and other people who view animals solely as commodities. A dollar sign has now replaced the basic rights of animals to live. There should be alternative to animal products if we want to preserve their rights to life without suffering.
Animal rights activities have a strong sense of core beliefs guided by an unwavering morality. The primary things that animals rights advocates believe are given below.
Animals are conscious beings, not machines or objects. Animals have interests of their own. Animals interests should be respected by human beings. Human beings should not exploit animals. Human beings should not treat animals as objects. Killing animals is depriving animals of their right to live.
The topic of animal rights can span volumes.