By Harlan B. Miller (auth.), Harlan B. Miller, William H. Williams (eds.)
This quantity is a suite of essays enthusiastic about the morality of hu guy remedy of nonhuman animals. The individuals take very assorted ways to their subject matters and are available to extensively divergent conclusions. The aim of the amount as a complete is to shed a brighter mild upon a side of human life-our kin with the opposite animals-that has lately noticeable an excellent raise in curiosity and within the new release of warmth. The discussions and debates contained herein are addressed via the participants to one another, to most of the people, and to the educational international, specially the organic, philosophical, and political components of that global. The essays are prepared into 8 sections through subject matters, each one sec tion starting with a quick advent linking the papers and the sec tions to each other. there's additionally a normal advent and an Epilog that means exchange attainable methods of organizing the fabric. the 1st sections are focused on where of animals within the human international: part I with the methods people view animals in literature, philosophy, and different components of human tradition, and part II with where of animals in human criminal and ethical neighborhood. the following 3 sections predicament comparisons among human and nonhuman animals: part III at the rights and wrongs of killing, part IV at the humanity of animals and the animality of people, and part V on questions of the clash of human and animal interests.
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7These figures are based on estimates furnished for the year 1968 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and quoted in Altman (1973), p. 59. 24 TOM REGAN an animal's life and few things now call forth less of the collective compassion of humankind than the great suffering animals are made to endure in the name of human interests. But these numbers serve another function. They serve as an index of the complexity of questioning the morality of those activities which routinely involve the pain or destruction of animals-whaling, say, or farming, scientific research or the maintenance of zoos.
If the researcher says no, then Singer charges him with speciesism-that is, charges him with violating the equality of interests principles-on the grounds that the animal's interest in avoiding pain is just as important to it as is the infant's interest to him/her. This argument begs the question. It assumes that, by treating the individuals involved differently, we count their equal interests differently. As I have explained, however, this is not always true; so, whether it is true in any particular case is something that must be established, not simply assumed on the basis of the differential treatment of the individuals 32 TOM REGAN involved.
Therefore, those who treat animals in these ways are cruel. Recognizing the speciousness of this line of reasoning is one point those who are inclined to march under the banner of anti-cruelty must soon realize, if their thought, however well intentioned, is not to becloud the issues. A second point is this: Once cruelty is understood in the way Locke saw that it should be, we can understand why more than the prohibition against cruelty is needed by those who object morally to the way in which animals frequently are treated.