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Animal cruelty

Farmed animals have been proven to have feelings, thoughts, and personalities. On today’s factory farms, they’re crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds and wire cages. Some never see the light of day.

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The Argument

Animals have rights as humans do. There is no reason why we should take precedence over them. We do not have the right to make them live their entire lives in suffering to serve us as unnecessary food. Non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own existence and their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.

Counter arguments

Animals are considerably less intelligent than humans and do not have a consciousness for all we know. What we consider to be cruel treatment of animals to them is nothing but the split second of pain they experience when they are killed

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