Classic English Literature
Position on Animal Rights
In as much as PETA argues that all animals feel pain, pleasure, fear, loneliness, frustration and even motherly love, and that they all have rights, I think these rights should only go up to a reasonable extent. Like in a case where nature offers a promising upcoming generation of a particular specie, I think its ethical to use such species for food, clothing, entertainment or any other use that benefits mankind, because that specific specie will still be with us. Human rights come before animal rights.
Ingrid (2013) notes that when it is about love, pain, joy, fear and other emotional feelings, each animal or human being values his or its life. I think the extent to which human beings are affected by these feelings are more serious and complicated as compared to animals, for this reason human beings come first and we should therefore feel free to eat animals and animal products, and enjoy all other reasonable uses thereof, as long as that particular specie lives on.
Ohmann argues that allowing guns in campus will prevent shootings and rape, while in real sense both cases will increase because that way incidences like rape at gun point will rise for ambushed victims. In as much as it may be allowed for self defense purposes, some individuals will use it to settle their own personal differences and this would cause unrest and further create an uncomfortable environment in campus. It is therefore unrealistic to introduce arms and guns in campuses for self defense purposes, because its demerits and negative effects far much outweighs its benefits.
Ingrid, K. (2013). Animal Rights. Retrieved from /www.peta.org.uk/issues/why-animal-rights