animal rights


Animal rights, and wrong arguments

Harley J. Sims | 16 March 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, animal welfare, Canada, human exceptionalism, personhood
Animals being trucked to slaughter are not like Jews being led to death camps.


Why are humans more important than animals?

Zac Alstin | 10 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, human dignity
The value we bestow on other life forms is fundamentally a human trait.


This little piggy went to market

Michael Cook | 22 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, bioethics, organ transplants
Will pigs provide an unlimited source of organs for sick humans?


A blow for animal rights?

Peter Saunders | 07 August 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, human rights, personhood
We mustn't take Cecil's death personally.


Should we really treat animals like humans?

Christopher O. Tollefsen | 30 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, Christian theology, ethics
All creatures are special, but some are more special than others.


When animals count more than people

Michael Cook | 11 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, Australia, human dignity
Treat animals with kindness, by all means. But don't forget about people.


Making the Good Book animal-friendly

Bill Muehlenberg | 31 March 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, personhood, religion
An animal rights group wants a non-discriminatory translation of the Bible.


Human = animal = robot

Margaret Somerville | 20 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, forum, human exceptionalism, personhood, transhumanism
If we lose our grip on our conviction that humans are special, there will be far-reaching changes in society.


Being human is no big deal

Theron Bowers | 11 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, forum, human dignity, Peter Singer
Are human beings just a smarter species of animal or is there something transcendentally different about them?


A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

Bill Muehlenberg | 28 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, Peter Singer
An American bioethics writer defends "human exceptionalism" against the sometimes sinister agenda of the animal liberation movement.


Swiss animals are in the catbird seat. How about the kids?

Clara Balestra | 09 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, children's rights, Switzerland
Voters in Switzerland have rejected a proposal to give animals a public defender. But children are still not adequately protected.


Are animals persons?

Margaret Somerville | 27 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, personhood
If we grant personhood to some animals, we will end up withdrawing it from some human beings.


Before he tries to regulate anything…

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: animal rights, Barack Obama, cloning, embryos
Obama's regulatory czar needs to learn some facts of life.


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