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ANIMAL RIGHTS THOUGHTS (Whole Text)

ANIMAL RIGHTS THOUGHTS (Whole Text)

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NTU

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justified in killing and eating anything?

IV --- Arguments from Biology, questions # 33-38 from: http://www.animal-rights.com/faqfile.html

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No; otherwise, potential cannibals in our society could claim the same defense for their practice.

That we can do something does not mean that it is right to do so. We have a lot of power over other

creatures, but with great powers come even greater responsibilities, as any parent will testify.

Humans are at the top of the food chain because they CHOOSE to eat nonhuman animals. There is

thus a suggestion of tautology in the questioner's position. If we chose not to eat animals, we would not

be at the top of the food chain.

The idea that superiority in a trait confers rights over the inferior is disposed of in question #33.

AECW

SEE ALSO: #33

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