B - Philosophy Do animals have rights notes 2011

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Unformatted text preview: Argues:humanswithsimilarautonomiesareentitledtosimilarrights Examples:children,comatosepatients,humanswithsimilarIQs FoundedALDF ALDF StevenWise:http://literati.net/Wise/ ALDF:AnimalLegalDefenseFund  http://www.aldf.org/ Whataboutthelaw? U.S.Constitutionspecifiesrights,butissilentaboutourobligations.TheFounderstookfor grantedthatpeopleknewtheirduties(R.Scruton) AssumptionsfromAmericanjurisprudence Cannotbehadforfree Everylegalprivilegecreatesaburden/duty Wecan’tmakemoraldemandsonanimals Ifapessurvive,itisbecausewedecide–wehavetheduty,thereforewehavetherights  AnimalLaw&theLegalSystem HarvardLawSchoolofferedfirst ­evercourseonanimalrightsin1999(StevenWise,instructor) RutgersLawSchoolteachesthatanimalownershipiswrong(includingpets) HowfarbehindistheSupremeCourtingrantinganimalrightsiflawschoolsteachthem? Morelegalexamples Whataboutlawschoolsandstudents–what’sbeingtaught?  http://cgi2.www.law.umich.edu/_ClassSchedule/CourseList.asp MichiganStateUniversityAnimalLawSite http://www.animallaw.info/index.htm OHIOStateRepresentative&recentpresidentialhopefulDennisKucinich=veganandanimal rightsproponent http://www.vote ­smart.org/bio.php?can_id=BC032003  RegulationofRights Utilitarian,Welfarist,AnimalRightist,AnimalLiberationist Whatwouldeachofthesedifferentphilosophiessayregarding: Humans Children Prisoners Actions Euthanasia(Animalsvs.Humans) CapitalPunishment(Animalsvs.Humans) Abortion(Animalvs.Humans) ...
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