Unformatted text preview: IF possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit nonhumans for the same purpose? 3. The sanctity of life view is the view that it is always wrong to take an innocent human life. To avoid speciesism we must allow that beings which are similar in all relevant respects have a similar right to life. He rejects this view, since people should give the same respect to the lives of animals as we would give to the lives of those humans at a similar mental level. For instance, chimpanzee has a higher degree of self-awareness and a greater capacity for meaningful relations with others than a retarded infant....
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- Spring '07
- basic principle, equal consideration, alleged actual equality