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Unformatted text preview: Devon Talend November 11, 2010 Do Animals Have Rights? From Machans point of view, animals do not have moral rights. It can be argued though that the morals of human beings persuade us to be kind to animals. This is because we know that animals do feel pain and some can even experience pleasure. Machan also includes the quote from Rollin that, Dogs, elephants, and porpoises have sympathy towards an injured member of the species and even humans. It is this sign of caring that shows (higher) animals do not have their own set of morals, but they show enough similarities with humans to earn our sympathy towards their well-being. According to Darwin, humans are superior to all other animals because they are intellectual enough to dominate the system of natural selection. Machan replies by saying, No matter how worthless some individuals are, the human species is the most important of all animals. It is this statement that allows Machan to support testing something that may be of all animals....
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course PHIL 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '11