The idea of awarding rights to animals has the support of legal scholars such as Alan Dershowitz and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School. Animal rights is routinely covered in universities in philosophy or applied ethics courses, and as of spring 2010 animal law was taught in 125 law schools in the United States and Canada. Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby argued in 2008 that the movement had reached the stage the gay rights movement was at 25 years earlier.
Critics of the idea argue that animals are unable to enter into a social contract or make moral choices, and for that reason cannot be regarded as possessors of rights, a position summed up by the philosopher Roger Scruton, who wrote in 2000 that only humans have duties and therefore only humans have rights. There has also been criticism, including from within the animal rights movement itself, of certain forms of animal rights activism, in particular the destruction of fur farms and animal laboratories by the Animal Liberation Front. A parallel argument is that there is nothing inherently wrong with using animals as resources so long there is no unnecessary suffering, a view known as the animal welfare position.
Below is list of slogans on how to save/protect animal rights:
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. -Jacques Deval
From beasts we scorn as soulless, In forest, field and den, The cry goes up to witness The soullessness of men.
- M. Frida Hartley
The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer?" - Jeremy Bentham
No one in the world needs a mink coat but a mink. - Murray Banks
Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. - Rue McClanahan
Support your right to arm bears. - Cleveland Amory.
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