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Interesting Animal Rights Article in the Washington Post

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My biggest take-a-way is found in the final paragraph. Increasing human rights is not about making new rights, it's about providing the rights to more people. Emancipation didn't create a new right. It just gave that right to black people. Women's suffrage didn't create a new right. It just gave the right to vote to women.

You can look at the Animal Rights movement as the same thing. It isn't creating a new right, it's just trying to expand the most basic rights ( life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness) to another group. I'm pretty sure I've heard animal rights speakers say exactly that. And that it IS the logical next step.

 
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