Philosophy notes: singer, “all animals are equal” therefore, we ought to extend to animals the same equality of consideration that we extend to human beings details 1 the only criterion of moral importance that succeeds in including all humans, and excluding all non-humans,. The usual manner of justifying the claim that animals are not equal to human beings is to point out that only humans have some property, and then argue that that property is what confers a full and equal moral status to human beings. That humans are smarter than chimps, apes, cats, dogs, lizards, tarantulas, etc also support the idea that some individual nonhuman animals are smarter than some individual humans. Exam 3 n/a study leopold advocates enlarging the boundaries of the community from only humans to include the land, including soil, waters, plants, and animals singer urges us to extend to other species the equality we recognize should be extended to all members of our own species. Nonhuman animals, including all mammals and birds, and many other creatures, including octopuses, also possess these neurological substrates to many pet parents and animal lovers, the conference only confirms what they already believed through their own observations and interactions with animals – albeit, not with the credibility of.
When cognitively nondisabled humans encounter another being with human appearance, they customarily respond to that being in ways they do not to non-human animals they use distinctive gestures, facial expression, touch, speech, and other behavior. Animals, they are one of the most beautiful gifts we have and, you know, if there are people that have compassion, there are very few people that put their money into animal rescue organizations and if there is someone that has that passion, animals need all the help they can get. Biocentrism does not imply the idea of equality among the animal kingdom, for no such notion can be observed in nature biocentric thought is nature based, not human based advocates of biocentrism often promote the preservation of biodiversity ,  animal rights , and environmental protection.
Animal rights are the belief that animals have a right to be free of human use and exploitation, but there is a great deal of confusion about what that means animal rights are not about putting animals above humans or giving animals the same rights as humans also, animal rights are very different. Can only be strictly obligated towards those who can be obligated to us, because also true that those who think human beings are more important than the other animals should not be confused with another idea – namely the idea that it might be. Animals, he argues, do not know anything about morality: animals do not commit crimes, animals are not attacked for their moral views rights are a concept special to the human moral code, he says.
Of course we should treated animal the same like humanthey also can feel the pain like us if we treated them badly, it will be unfair for them they also have a feeling, so we have to treat them nicely we also have to treat them with respect there were so many people has treated the animal badly as you can see,there were so many animals. This interest theory of rights is compatible not only with animal rights, but also with the rights of human infants and groups of people i should note, however, that feinberg qualifies this claim by arguing that species of animals cannot have any rights—not even the right to survive—because they do not have collective interests. Still others feel that current animal-protection statutes offer sufficient security without all the legal and philosophical headaches inherent in extending human rights to another species. The principle of equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat humans2 insofar as the subject is human equality, singer's view is supported by other philosophers.
The reason for this, which should be apparent from what i have said already, is that if humans are to be regarded as equal to one another, we need some sense of equal that does not require any actual, descriptive equality of capacities, talents or other qualities. Animal rights do not only affect animals, but humans also those who abuse animals can abuse other humans it is understood that animals can be used for human benefits, but in order to lower the risk of danger for animals and humans, there should be more strict penalties for animal cruelty and have equal animal rights. Singer's all animals are equal in this article, singer argues that we extend to other species the basic principle of equality that most of us recognize should be extended to all members of our own species (461. For utilitarianism, the use of nonhuman animals can be acceptable only if the happiness their exploitation causes is greater than the harm it causes but it is very hard to think of any way in which this could be the case.
4) therefore, we ought to cause suffering to animals only in cases where causing an equal amount of suffering to humans would be justified 5) the factory farming of animals would not be justified if it caused an equal amount of suffering to humans instead. That means not only no more cows, chickens, and pigs raised for meat, but also no cats, dogs, horses, hamsters, etc raised as animal companions but animal rights advocates realize just how strong the human/animal bond can be. But we must be very clear that only human beings, not chimpanzees, are made in the image of god articles about are humans animals should animals have equal rights as humans june 7, 2016 it’s ironic that in peta’s evolutionary worldview humans are just animals, yet peta does not petition against the “animal cruelty” of killing. I believe in animal rights, henry s salt declares not only that human beings have rights he declares that animals also have rights that it is not the vivisector alone who has rights not the meat-eater alone that the vivisected and the meat-eaten also have rights i was going to say salt was ahead of his time.
Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people ― cesar chavez tags: animal-cruelty , animal-rights , kindness-to-animals , vegan. Summary: animal “rights” is of course not the only philosophical basis for extending legal protections to animals another, competing, basis is based on the theory of utilitarianism – the outright rejection of rights for all species and instead advocacy for equal consideration. Critics of animal rights argue that nonhuman animals are unable to enter into a social contract, and thus cannot be possessors of rights, a view summed up by the philosopher roger scruton, who writes that only humans have duties, and therefore only humans have rights.