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The '''animal liberation''' is a [[liberal]] movement claiming to support the rights of animals. Some believe that the movement does not seek to improve animals' lives, but rather to place unnecessary restrictions on ordinary people. [http://www.consumerfreedom.com/issuepage.cfm/topic/8]
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The '''animal rights''' movement (sometimes called the animal liberation movement) is a [[liberal]] philisophical movement which seeks to get [[animal]]s the same [[rights]] that [[human]]s have. Most animal rights activists oppose the practice of using animals as [[commodity|commodities]] or [[property]].<ref name="about.com">[http://animalrights.about.com/od/animalrights101/a/ARtenets.htm The Basic Tenets of the Animal Rights Movement] </ref>Some activists (especially those who identify themselves as animal liberationists) even disagree with the practice of owning [[pet]]s and seeing-eye dogs.<ref name="acmain">[http://www.activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/oid/21 ActivistCash.com]</ref>
  
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Detractors to the animal rights movement argue that since animals do not have the capacity to make [[morality|moral]] decisions they can not be given the same rights as humans.<ref name="about.com" /> Some opponents even argue that the goals of the movement are not animal liberation, but placing restrictions on the lives of other people.<ref>[[Center for Consumer Freedom]], [http://www.consumerfreedom.com/issuepage.cfm/topic/8 ''Animal Rights'']</ref>
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==See Also==
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*[[Humane Society of the United States]]
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*[[PETA]]
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==References==
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Revision as of 17:59, August 7, 2007

The animal rights movement (sometimes called the animal liberation movement) is a liberal philisophical movement which seeks to get animals the same rights that humans have. Most animal rights activists oppose the practice of using animals as commodities or property.[1]Some activists (especially those who identify themselves as animal liberationists) even disagree with the practice of owning pets and seeing-eye dogs.[2]

Detractors to the animal rights movement argue that since animals do not have the capacity to make moral decisions they can not be given the same rights as humans.[1] Some opponents even argue that the goals of the movement are not animal liberation, but placing restrictions on the lives of other people.[3]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Basic Tenets of the Animal Rights Movement
  2. ActivistCash.com
  3. Center for Consumer Freedom, Animal Rights