- Matthieu Miossec
- United Kingdom
Doctoral Student - Genetic Medecine (Congenital Heart Disease),
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Should we take a gradualist approach to animal rights?
We often talk about animal rights as one large idea that encompasses all non-human animals. Isn't this an erronous way of thinking about animal rights given what evolution has demonstrated? Just as we humans have laws specifically tailored for our species, should we not also approach the question of rights for non-human animals on a species, genus or at least family basis? Should we give other members of the ape family more consideration than we would under a "one set of rights fits all" regime?