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Timothy Sumpter

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Should we allow animals to have rights?

Should animals have rights?
If so, what kind of rights should they have and why?
(Please be specific)

If not, why not?

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    Nov 17 2011: If animals have rights is would be something we recognize and maybe defend, but not something we allow. The very nature of a right is that it is innate, not bestowed by other people.

    An easier question might be what is our ethical responsibility to animals and nature in general. This question was answered beautifully by Aldo Leopold: http://www.aldoleopold.org/about/LandEthic.pdf

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