People, Property, Or Pets?

People, Property, Or Pets?

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A child can't be owned, but parents are legally responsible for their child's care. A painting and a dog can be owned; both fall under the jurisdiction of the law and in particular, property rights. But why should a dog, man's best friend, an animal with a mind and emotions, fall under the same category as a painting? How could the law be so foolish? Requiring legal guardianship for animals would have radical consequences for how we live our lives.Most arguments against animal research have invoked a Benthamite reduction of costs and benefits into pain and pleasure. The common motto of animal research opponents that aquot;a rata#39;s pain is a doga#39;s pain is a monkeya#39;s pain is a humana#39;sanbsp;...


Title:People, Property, Or Pets?
Author: Marc D. Hauser, Fiery Cushman, Matthew Kamen
Publisher:Purdue University Press - 2006-01
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