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Animal rights in the UK

People often ask if animals should have rights. Well there’s an argument for that and also one against it. At the moment there are no legal rights for animals in the UK. That makes sense because they can’t really stand up in court and make a case for themselves but most people agree that those we share our lives with should be treated with some dignity.

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This is a complicated argument but basically if people accept animal rights then we would have to ban the following: animal testing, breeding and killing animals for food or clothes or medicine and using animals for hard labour.

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We would also have to ban zoos as keeping animals in captivity would be against their basic rights to live freely.

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We would also have to ban zoos as keeping animals in captivity would be against their basic rights to live freely.

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Circus animals would also have to stop. So animals with the same basic rights as humans would not be allowed to entertain us at all.

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The case against animal rights is compelling: animals don’t think. They’re not conscious as we are, they don’t behave morally and they lack the capacity for free moral judgment.

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Whether you agree or disagree, animals like humans should have some fundamental rights. These are rights that reflect human society’s need to be humane to all creatures. These rights basically boil down to the right to be respected and treated as an individual with an inherent value.

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Whether you agree or disagree, animals like humans should have some fundamental rights. These are rights that reflect human society’s need to be humane to all creatures. These rights basically boil down to the right to be respected and treated as an individual with an inherent value.

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Those in agreement with this idea that animals have rights include PETA. This organisation believe that our prejudice allows us to deny animals the rights that we expect to have for ourselves

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PETA has some major supporters who spread the word for the organisation including Alec Baldwin.

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PETA has some major supporters who spread the word for the organisation including Alec Baldwin.

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