Do animals have the right to life?
The animal rights movement has changed both our attitudes towards and treatment of animals. But do animals have the right to life? (i.e. is it wrong to kill and eat animals?) In what ways are animals like humans and in what ways are they different? Are they similar enough to have the same right to life as humans?
Dr. Mark Battersby teaches at Capilano University and is endlessly curious about humans and the world. He is also deeply committed to helping people think more reasonably about complex issues.
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