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Review: The Case for Animal Rights: Updated with a New PrefaceUser Review - Earl Biringer - Goodreads
There is only one rational basis for thinking about ethics, and that is the reality of suffering. Regan does not realize that it is irrelevant whether his rights-based theory is internally coherent ... Read full review
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Review: The Case for Animal Rights: Updated with a New PrefaceUser Review - Heather Browning - Goodreads
Regan makes a solid case for the moral consideration of animals, though I find the discourse of 'rights' unnecessary. The book is long but thorough, covering many issues to do with ethics, moral ... Read full review
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Page 409 - I have frequently observed in children, that, when they have got possession of any poor creature, they are apt to use it ill ; they often torment and treat very roughly young birds, butterflies, and such other poor animals, which fall into their hands, and that with a seeming kind of pleasure. This, I think, should be watched in them ;. and if they incline to any such cruelty, they should be taught the contrary usage...
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