The Instigator
CraneTechnique
Pro (for)
The Contender
ProbablyNotARobot
Con (against)

Animals should have equal rights to humans

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/11/2019 Category: Arts
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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CraneTechnique

Pro

Animals are sentient and have feelings, Period. They should not be considered lesser beings for being less "sapient" anymore than the mentally disabled should be considered lesser beings.
ProbablyNotARobot

Con

Although I do agree on the fact that animals are above robots in consciousness, I strongly disagree with the fact that they deserve the same rights that humans do. They are clearly not on the same level of consciousness as humans are and therefor don't deserve equal rights to humans.
Debate Round No. 1
CraneTechnique

Pro

you claim that "They are clearly not on the same level of consciousness as humans are and therefor don't deserve equal rights to humans. "
Do you believe that the mentally disabled deserve equal rights?
If yes, Then your argument is self defeating.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ChrlsBlgr 2 years ago
ChrlsBlgr
Lol. Animals can't even communicate with us with ease. This is obnoxious. Ya'll wanna be treated like an animal? For if we have the same rights as them, , , We are equal to them (at least, In rights). Ya'll wanna be equal with an animal. That's utterly ridiculous.
Posted by udayabasnet111 2 years ago
udayabasnet111
Animals, Without doubt, Should have equal rights as like the humans do. In fact, Animals live in a community, Share the environment, Feel pain and happiness, Do communicate with each other, And so forth. In order to conduct all these activities, They need rights. Therefore, They deserve rights as we do for our living.
Posted by TheFirstThingThatIThough 2 years ago
TheFirstThingThatIThough
I"d say no. There are many rights that humans have that wouldn"t make sense for an animal. One example is that in the United States people have a right to a trial by jury and the right to bear arms. Neither of those are very nessasary for animals. Another is that people have the right to own property, But animals can"t earn money or pay for the property so they shouldn"t have the right to own it. Obviously some rights should be extended to animals, But not the same as humans.
Posted by anc2006 2 years ago
anc2006
Ah yes, We raise friggin ants turtles and sharks like we do. Can they do counting jobs though? Nope.
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