29 April 2014

How Can We Compare Animal Rights and Animal Ethics?

Comparing Animal Rights with Animal Ethics
How can we compare animal rights with animal ethics? A few comparisons:
AR Asserts using animals for human gain is morally wrong.
AE Does not assert any particular moral outlook.
AR A doctrine applying morality to situations concerning animals.
AE An impartial academic discipline
exploring how we should treat animals.
AR States that we have a duty to give animals rights and must respect those rights.
AE Suggests various schemes to resolve animal-human moral issues.
AR Concentrates only on rights.
AE Includes animal rights but has broader scope eg overlaps with environmental ethics. 

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