animal rights

animal rights


Animal Rights: Zoos, Hunting, Circuses, & Meat

a question of animal rights April 19th, 2017

Animal rights is an issue that sometimes comes to the fore based on some significant event that the media picks up. Often it is People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doing something dubious (e.g., in regard to wearing fur or vivisection or something). Today is a momentous day, though, because the Ringling Brothers Circus, after nearly 150 years, is calling it quits. I for one am a tad bit sad to see that unique piece of Americana go, but mostly relieved that finally those animals who are – let’s face it – slaves, will get to retire. So, almost everyone feels something about animal rights – experimentation, circuses, zoos, shelters euthanizing unwanted dogs and cats, or eating animals, but what are the moral issues involved? How should we probably be deciding about this thorny ethical issue? What rights do animals have that ought to be respected?

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Animal Rights and Animal Cruelty

April 8th, 2017

Gene Bauston, offerer of wisdom, and Founder of Farm Sancutary, an organization that not only saves animals from cruel fates but educates and advocates for the humane treatment of animals, was interviewed. He was joined by long-time animal rights writer and activist Judy Barad, PhD, a philosopher at Indiana State University to discuss values and

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