Mon6-23 - PHL- animal rights 24/06/2008 15:44:00 Animal...

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PHL- animal rights 24/06/2008 15:44:00 Animal Rights: Regan “The Case for Animal Rights” Regan says that he is an advocate of animal rights, and is committed to these goals: the total abolition of the use of animals in science the total dissolution of commercial animal agriculture the total elimination of commercial and sport hunting and trapping “The fundamental wrong is the system that allows us to view animals as our resources, here to us.” (489) “What’s wrong--fundamentally wrong--with the way animals are treated isn’t the details that vary from case to case. ..”(489) “Once we accept this view of animals--as our resources--the rest is as predictable as it is regrettable. Since animals exist for us, to benefit us in one way or another, what harms them really doesn’t matter--or matters on if it starts to bother us, makes us feel. ..”(489) Regan claims that, rather than regard animals as our resources, morality requires that we regard them as having inherent value. To have inherent value is to
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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