Find out what's wrong with these arguments against unnecessary killing of animals!

chica

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"If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth -- beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals -- would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?"

- George Bernard Shaw

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"Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they're only animals."

- Theodor Adorno

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"Because one species is more clever than another, does it give it the right to imprison or torture the less clever species? Does one exceptionally clever individual have a right to exploit the less clever individuals of his own species? To say that he does is to say with the Fascists that the strong have a right to abuse and exploit the weak - might is right, and the strong and ruthless shall inherit the earth."

Richard D. Ryder (psychologist)

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"Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President

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"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it."

- Milan Kundera

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“The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

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“In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics.”


Peter Singer (Humanist and philosopher)
 

5am

well, maybe I am
Re: Find out what's wrong with these arguments against unnecessary killing of animals

So some of it is a bit over the top. I've always liked drama queens anyway:)

(I used to be obsessed with 2 people of this list!)
 

nogodsnomasters85

Not Stirred
Re: Find out what's wrong with these arguments against unnecessary killing of animals

Kudos Chica, for raising what is clearly a controversial, therefore important, argument on this forum.
 

chica

v2.0
Re: Find out what's wrong with these arguments against unnecessary killing of animals

Kudos Chica, for raising what is clearly a controversial, therefore important, argument on this forum.
Interesting, I expected to hear something more substantial from you.
 
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