It might be objected that to suggest that it is morally acceptable tohunt and eat animals for those people living in arctic regions, or fornomadic cultures, or for poor rural peoples, for example, is topotentially condone painlessly killing other morally considerablebeings, like humans, for food consumption in similar situations. Ifviolating the rights of an animal can be morally tolerated, especiallya right to life, then similar rights violations can be morallytolerated. In failing to recognize the inviolability of the moralclaims of all morally considerable beings, utilitarianism cannotaccommodate one of our most basic prima facie principles, namely thatkilling a morally considerable being is wrong.
Some members of some animalrights organizations considered to be "radical", are sometimes chargedwith other crimes, as sometimes they apparently engage in activities legallydefined as harassment, and in the destruction of property belonging to the persons they view asperpetrators of crimes against animals. On the few occasions when daringactivists have succeeded in rescuing some animals from chambers of tortures, ofcourse, they have been also charged with "burglary", since the animalsare legally defined as property of the labs. However, in all fairness to them (again,according to my own research on the subject), I must say that I did not readanywhere any reports of any animal rights activist torturing or killing a livingbeing. I only read about one isolated incident when, reportedly, some unidentifiedperson/persons "believed to be animal rights activists" physically assaulted somehigh rank executive of the Huntigndon Life Science lab, in Great Britain.
Importance of trees in our life - Essay and speech
A well known politician, who, ironically, is often referredto as being "pro-life",teaches her young daughter how to kill innocent animals, and poses with the deadbody of this magnificent God created creature which she had just savagely killed. Sadly, the barbaric senseless slaughter ofanimals is tolerated by our society, and flaunted as "trophies" by thespiritually deprived...
Gardening for Life - Bringing Nature Home
I am aware that this essay barely scratches the surface on the issue ofabuse, enslavement and cruelty that is inflicted upon animals, worldwide. Ido not have the knowledge nor the means at this time to write a complete essayabout this most disturbing facet of human behavior. All I know is that asmembers of the human race, we are guilty of turning away from the horrors doneto animals either because of our lack of knowledge, denial (as in refusing toacknowledge such ugly reality), or because of our refusal to take action due toour selfish self-absorption with our own individual problems. Every bit ofcooperation and involvement counts. Gradually, we can take steps towards thebetterment of human treatment of animals, and maybe all of these horrific storiesof animal abuse that occur in our lifetime will one day be told to futuregenerations as tales about a civilization that used to exist which was comprisedof humans consumed by greed and capable of committing satanic acts of crueltyonto all other living species;whowere insensitive to the extent of engaging in the killing of animals and calledit a "sport".