In this week’s Discussion, you and your fellow classmates will tackle the question of animal rights. Students often find this topic challenging since it can call them to question their own view of animals and how they should or should not be treated.
- Do you believe animals have rights and do you believe people have an obligation to protect those rights?
- If you believe animals have rights, what are these rights? If you do not believe animals have rights, are there reasons people should protect them from abuse? Explain your position using ethical reasoning and/or theory.