Answering Arguments Against Animal Rights
Part I - The Twelve Arguments Against Animals
Arguments Against Animals


Hello, I'm Steve McRoberts.

Welcome to our program: Arguments Against Animals.
Ridicule, Discussion, Adoption

It's been said that new ideas pass through three stages in our society:

  1. Ridicule
  2. Discussion
  3. Adoption
The idea that non-human animals have certain basic rights is not a new idea.
Leo Tolstoy, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Mark Twain.

Intelligent, compassionate people have been advocating this idea throughout history.
Discussion, Adoption

What is new is the fact that the idea is beginning to capture the imagination of so many of us. We have actually begun to move from the ridicule phase into the discussion phase: and in some cases, even into the adoption phase.

Of course, those who have made their fortunes from the abuse of animals don't like this, and are trying everything in their power to step back into the ridicule phase.
Rush Limbaugh

And so, powerful companies hire stooges such as Rush Limbaugh to deride the idea that animals deserve ethical treatment.

In this program we're going to examine the twelve main excuses people have come up with for abusing animals.
Contents   Next: Part II -- Argument One: There are more important things to worry about.
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