Animal Equality Research Paper

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Right to Equality
Not a day goes by that a person does not encounter another animal, yes another animal. Most humans today would be appalled to be placed in the same category with animals such as dolphins, hippos, monkeys or even a household dog. Many people today no longer consider themselves part of the animal kingdom, no instead they are supreme beings better than most animal. While a person may choose to share their company with a dog or cat here and there, the human is always in charge. The animal is a pet and is only allowed to be there because a person has allowed it. Nevertheless a pet, and animals in general, are capable to understand everyday human interactions and communicate their needs to a person. Therefore, in today’s society,
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The United States Declaration of Independence states that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (US 1776). No one has chosen to dispute these writes since they were written in 1776. Not until 1966, was the Animal welfare Act established as a federal law, yet unlike the Declaration or independence the Animal Welfare Act has continued to be amended numerous times. The Animal Welfare Act applies to animal carriers, breeders, dealers, exhibitors, and handlers in addition to research laboratories, and sets minimum standards of care that must be provided for animals. That is including food, water, housing, handling, veterinary care, sanitation, and protection from extreme…show more content…
No one is arguing the fact that humans and apes share a biological marker. However what once might have been a link is now in the distant past. A person is no longer an ape humans have evolved to engage in rational thoughts unlike animals who are believed to act purely on instinct. Others, however, do not believe that animal should have rights and are just that,
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