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Is all morality about human rights?

Is the whole of morality about human rights, or human rights the whole of morality? Are there other types of moral concern than human rights concerns? One can argue that morality is a human construct as we are the only species (at present) able to recognize and live by its existence. Thus, morality can only apply to human rights because we are the only species able to even enter into conversation with it in the first place.

With that in mind, do all moral considerations necessarily only relate back to the protection of these rights; so that concerns for animals or the environment are relevant only as moral concerns in terms of how they can directly/or indirectly affect human rights? Or is morality a universal concept that extends far beyond the remit of Human Rights and if so how can one justify such a position?


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    Nov 13 2012: Morality and ethics are born of a fundamentally common need to relate to the other members of the group or tribe in a way that promotes a harmony in support of the needs of the tribe as a whole because of the realization that we are stronger and better able to survive and breed as a group than as an bunch of individuals separately. Morality is about the integrity of the tribe, not the rights of an individual.

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