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XCHAMPX
February 12th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Do non-human animals have rights?

.little monster
February 13th, 2010, 06:39 AM
Anything alive has rights in my eyes. But they have different rights, obviously.

And by this, I do not mean they shouldn't be eaten. I love steak, chicken, turkey, etc.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
February 13th, 2010, 09:07 AM
Well, in Islam, animals have the right to not be treated cruelly.

.little monster
February 13th, 2010, 09:09 AM
Well, in Islam, animals have the right to not be treated cruelly.
And that should be universal.

It's sad that it's not. >:

.Gamer
February 13th, 2010, 09:22 AM
Define "rights." Because they don't have a right to bear arms (unless they are bears =D)

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
February 13th, 2010, 10:20 AM
And that should be universal.

It's sad that it's not. >:
So true.

I'm not a vegetarian though...

Dakota
February 13th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Well, in Islam, animals have the right to not be treated cruelly.

And that should be universal.

It's sad that it's not. >:

I was about to say both of these. xD

Animals are living things. Living things live. Thus, they should be treated with respect.

FreakyLocz14
February 13th, 2010, 12:39 PM
It's the natural order of things that humans eat meat.

Yoshimi
February 13th, 2010, 12:43 PM
They do, just not rights that human have./obvious

blackwell
February 13th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Animals have the right to be tastey.

JadedIguana
February 13th, 2010, 03:53 PM
This really shouldn't be a question.

Every thing that takes in oxygen is an animal. If Homo Sapiens have rights, than so should others. A fine example of something that should be corrected, are the people that will use live kittens/cats as shark bait. They hook them in the back and throw them into the salty water to bleed and squirm to attract sharks into biting. Now for me, I have a general hatred towards many of the Homo Sapiens. Cats to me are my family and no explanation with suede me otherwise. I know their body language, and I know how to deal with larger cats, so that I'm unharmed as well as them.

Yes; all animals should have rights. I am by no means a vegetarian, eating animals is a way of nature. But I would like the animals that I am eating to have had a rich life. To me, anything can have a soul. And should be treated just as valuable, if not more, than human-life.

blackwell
February 13th, 2010, 04:29 PM
LOL if cats are your friends you got some personal issues.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
February 13th, 2010, 04:48 PM
It's the natural order of things that humans eat meat.
Yeah, humans eat meat.

Although, it doesn't give some people the right to mindlessly slaughter animals in hunts for leisure or cockfighting. As in, don't kill for no reason.

.Gamer
February 13th, 2010, 05:32 PM
I don't really think animals have rights. Humans can hunt them, but stuff like dogs and chickens shouldn't be forced to fight to death, thats just sick and wrong imo. But hunting is o.k. in my book, most hunters eat and/or use what they kill, its not just -BLAM!- -deer dies- "onto the next one".

There is a difference between having a right and being treated properly.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
February 14th, 2010, 12:17 AM
But hunting is o.k. in my book, most hunters eat and/or use what they kill, its not just -BLAM!- -deer dies- "onto the next one".

O_o But sometimes hunters do it for sport when they could just get food elsewhere...

blackwell
February 14th, 2010, 10:14 PM
Venison is the ****... you cant get that at a store. The only reason I hunt is for the meat... You think I enjoy waking up at the ass crack of dawn and sit in the cold for the sport of it?

True Reign
February 14th, 2010, 10:44 PM
This really shouldn't be a question.

Every thing that takes in oxygen is an animal. If Homo Sapiens have rights, than so should others. A fine example of something that should be corrected, are the people that will use live kittens/cats as shark bait. They hook them in the back and throw them into the salty water to bleed and squirm to attract sharks into biting. Now for me, I have a general hatred towards many of the Homo Sapiens. Cats to me are my family and no explanation with suede me otherwise. I know their body language, and I know how to deal with larger cats, so that I'm unharmed as well as them.

Yes; all animals should have rights. I am by no means a vegetarian, eating animals is a way of nature. But I would like the animals that I am eating to have had a rich life. To me, anything can have a soul. And should be treated just as valuable, if not more, than human-life.
Last time I checked plants aren't animals.

Yoshimi
February 14th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Last time I checked plants aren't animals.
I thought plants took in CO2 and gave oxygen @_@

Pokedude34
February 14th, 2010, 11:06 PM
I thought plants took in CO2 and gave oxygen @_@

well that's during the day... Plants take in Oxygen during the night... Learned it from Bio Class last year ;p

RCMF13
February 15th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Yes, but we need them for food, so they would have different rights.


Venison is the ****... you cant get that at a store. The only reason I hunt is for the meat... You think I enjoy waking up at the ass crack of dawn and sit in the cold for the sport of it?


Same with me.

And I do it for pest control as well, for a few local farmers.

But sometimes hunters do it for sport when they could just get food elsewhere...

If you mean "buy it from a supermarket", then I'd like to say that you can't get healthy meat from elsewhere. Supermarket food is not healthy, and can get contaminated.

Besides, if you go out hunting, the animals you shoot have had a good like of freedom, while animals that go into the slaughterhouses often get mistreated.




Your either a human or an animal bro.

Humans are animals, believe it or not.

Code
February 15th, 2010, 02:33 AM
They have the right to forever be silent, as they make their way to my dinner plate. XD
No, but seriously, I think they have the right to not be cruelly treated.

Human-animals....lol.....XD

Virtual Chatot
February 15th, 2010, 04:44 AM
I believe animal cruelty is a crime against life, but eating meat is fine as far as I am concerned.

O_o But sometimes hunters do it for sport when they could just get food elsewhere...Hunters are necessary to keep deer populations down. My town just paid like 20 hunters to wander around my town with crossbows and to shoot any deer that they see, that's how bad it is.

Every thing that takes in oxygen is an animal.
(1) being eukaryotic (i.e. the cell contains a membrane-bound nucleus) and usually multicellular (unlike bacteria and most protists, an animal is composed of several cells performing specific functions) (
2) being heterotrophic (unlike plants and algae that are autotrophic, an animal depends on another organism for sustenance) and generally digesting food in an internal chamber (such as a digestive tract)
(3) lacking cell wall (unlike plants, algae and some fungi that possess cell walls)
(4) being generally motile, that is being able to move voluntarily
(5) embryos passing through a blastula stage
(6) possessing specialized sensory organs for recognizing and responding to stimuli in the environment

glow.ForEveR
February 15th, 2010, 06:00 AM
"Non-human animals"

Your either a human or an animal bro.

OokamiShipper
February 15th, 2010, 12:22 PM
Umm...non-human animals? xD

Well, yeah, I believe they do! They're living things too! Why not?
Plus, they were here first.

Smokeymon
February 15th, 2010, 06:36 PM
animals have the right to choose between being fried or grilled

Algo Fonix
February 15th, 2010, 06:47 PM
It all depends on where they are. Just like with humans, there's no universal set of rights for anything.

Smokeymon
February 15th, 2010, 06:49 PM
It all depends on where they are. Just like with humans, there's no universal set of rights for anything.
That makes no sense. Wanna re-phrase that so people who dont have down syndrome can understand?

emoBill™
February 15th, 2010, 08:04 PM
I wasn't aware there were human animals.