Animal Rights, a term introduced by Tom Regan, is the idea that we have some sorts of moral obligations towards animals. So for example, pigs should not be kept in cages to satisfy our taste buds. One very good introduction to A.R. is the Animal Rights FAQ, to be found in the Frequently Asked Questions subcategory. One doesn't, of course, have to agree with theories of natural rights to support the basic idea of animal rights on a practical level, just as utilitarians can support various human rights like the right to freedom from torture - although "animal liberation" is a preferred term for some utilitarians e.g. Peter Singer.
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Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare: Know the Difference!
An educational resource to explain in simple terms, the difference between the Animal Rights and Animal Welfare agendas. Designed to aid the public in determining how they want their donation dollars to animal charities/causes to be spent.
A primer and encyclopedia on the practical craft of understanding and acting on animal-human issues, encompassing animal rights, animal welfare and nature conservation.
The Rights of Animals
A crritical overview of the philosophical and ethical pros and cons of animal rights.
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