The Animal Rights Movement (Arm) Comes From One Simple

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The Animal Rights Movement (ARM) comes from one simple question, should animals live freely and be treated humanely? If animals were to be free then that would mean they couldn’t be experimented on or be forced to live in captivity for they would be free creatures. Also, humanely by definition means to be treated in a way that “shows compassion or benevolence,” so animals are to be treated equally as humans given the ARM. This is where the discussion for Animal Rights kicks in, with those who support animals having the right to live their lives freely without the cost of being experimented on, living in cages and becoming our food, against those who are against animals being free and consider them as property to further fund research and…show more content…
He asks “can they suffer?” and he uses that reasoning to show how animals feel the same emotions as us humans, they can feel fear, neglect, pain, and for those reasons they deserve our moral obligation to take all of that into effect rather than seeing them as property and solely for human use. Although this is the core idea of the ARM, there have also been very passionate activists who try to elevate animals to the same level as humans, or even choose to lower us to the animal 's level to get a sense of equality. Some Animal Activists use force to get their point across and are accused of defeating their arguments purpose, but they defend themselves claiming that if it were human people being mistreated that force would be justified, which is why they adhere to this mentality. Lee Hall, a critic of the ARM even though supporting Animal Rights, claims activists to be hypocritical by using forceful methods when promoting the usage of violence to achieve changes it goes against the values that started the movement in the first place, for it aimed to stop animal mistreatment and achieve equal consideration. But those against the ARM believe that by giving animals rights we will end up hindering our own rights in the end. As writer Damon Linker explains, “We should do more to protect animals from
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