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Thereforesubjectsofalife

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Unformatted text preview: animalshaveinherentvalue–therefore“subjectsofalife” MichaelFox–wrote“CaseforAnimalExperimentation” Waspro ­research,thenTomReganconvertedhim R.G.Frey–BGSU UnequalValueThesis:Notalllifeisequal “Thefullestchickenlifetherehaseverbeen,sosciencesuggests,doesnotapproachthe fulllifeofahuman”  Somethingstoponder… One’spositiononanimalrightsmayhaveinterestingimplicationsforone’spositionon abortion/fetallife? Ifanentityhasrightssolelyonthebasisofitsabilitytoexperiencepain,andifthefetuscan experiencepain,thenitmayhaverights,eventhoughitmaynotbeacceptedashuman?  IngridNewkirk Co ­founder(nowpresident)ofPETAwithAlexPacheco “Aratisapigisadogisaboy” humanlifeisnomorevaluablethananimallife PETAknownforusingcelebrities,secretvideos,andattention ­gettingideas(ex:Ben&Jerry’s) “Mixedmessage”issues–animalshelters,$$funnelingtootherorganizations  NealBarnard President–PCRM* Psychiatristbytraining PETAmedicaladvisor *PCRM=Physicians’CommitteeforResponsibleMedicine,~5%ofmembersarephysicians  Groupswith“Philosophy” ALF(Animalliberationfront)http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/WhatisALF.htm Others:seefinancesandkeyplayershttp://www.activistcash.com/ HSUS&MichaelW.Fox PeTA PCRM SHAC SHARK Etc.!(morelaterintheclass!)  AnimalBehavior TempleGrandin–CSUprofessor,AnimalSciences Books: LivestockHandling&Transport(2000) AnimalsinTranslation(2005) ThinkinginPictures(2006) AnimalsMakeUsHuman(2009) Animalsthinkinpictures Fear=dominantemotioninbothautisticpeople&animalssuchasdeer,cattle,andhorses Differentthingsfrightenthem Noisenotblood Erraticmovements Darkvs.litareas Contrasts(surfaces,lines) Calmedbyphysicalrestraint TempleGrandinHBO http://www.hbo.com/movies/temple ­grandin/index.html#/movies/temple ­grandin/video/a ­more ­humane ­ approach.html/eNrjcmbOYC7ULMtMSc13zEvMqSzJTHbOzytJrShRz89JgQkFJKan+iXmpjLns0knlpbkF+QkVtqWFJWmsjG yMXIyMgIAdc8XOA==          What’shappeningtoday? Example:AnimalRightsphilosophyatcenterofgovernmentnomineeappointment: July2009,Dr.CassSunstein,Pres.Obama’schoiceforheadoftheWhiteHouseofficeof InformationandRegulatoryAffairsarguestheanimalsshouldhavetherighttosue humansincourt*,soGASen.Chamblissholdsuphisconfirmation.  *“TheRightsofAnimals:AVeryShortPrimer”(2002)  EnvironmentalismandAnimalLiberation Goodmarriageofphilosophiesortimeforadivorce? AldoLeopold(1887 ­1949) LandEthic=stopviewingenvironmentasresourcesinceweareallmembersofbiotic community Good/Bad=basedonwhathappenstobioticcommunity,nottheindividual Yourneighbor’sproperty=bioticcommunity? Regancallsthisenvironmentalfascism  J.BairdCallicott,environmentalphilosopher Environmentalismandanimalliberationdon’tmix Liberationistshave“life ­loathing”philosophy–nothoughttoconsequences ShouldbelikeearlyNative ­Americanswithcareforbalanceofanimal/environment  Environmentalistvs.Liberationist ­examples TheQuabbin(reservoir)byBoston Oneoflargestman ­madefreshwatersupplies 18mileslong,181milesofforestedshoreline deerpopulationvs.forestregeneration RondeauProvincialPark,Ontario 8 ­milelongcrescent ­shapedsandspitonLakeErie Collectionandhavenforrarevegetation deervs.rareforesttrees  “SleepingwiththeEnemy”? CaliforniaCattlemen’sAssoc.+EnvironmentalDefenseFundteamupin2008topresent commongoalstoUSCongress* Animalwelfareandhealth Feedefficiency,lesswaste Methanereduction  *Drover’soct.2008...
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