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The biological term species technically could
be said to describe individuals implying the parameter of biological categories.
ethical terms species consist of individuals, and in terms of ethical rights,
one could follow, the rights of an individual are theoretically impossible to be
denied on grounds that would base on pure ethical reason.
Sociologically the overthrowing matter of
how the human society is structured as a whole towards rights of
different-than-human-animals -- namely that is in denial of their rights --
really needs answers that are able to address the critique that
the role of nonhuman species, as being put into a position where they are
excluded from a socio-ethical frame, is created by humans and cannot be legitimized on
whichever characteristics we attribute or say to observe in nonhuman animals.
Nothing has ever been attributed as low a
status as animals are overall given by the human society. This created status, lowers
to live and the right to be free, to
attributions the human society makes for their own ends. I think through attributions, we psychologically
create connections about what meaning something
has to us. Redarding animals, many people make attributions confinded to the
status that nonhuman animals have in the frame of that persons society. The status
of someone and something, etc. has a determinant meaning in the conceptions of a
person within his or her society, and does not imply perspectives that lay
outside of the persons and her societies views.
The position into which we manipulatively force
nonhuman animals, does have a relevance autodependent of our concepts. People
may want to stay in a oppressive
relation to their co-species and towards the ethical interrelatedness of animal
species; nevetheless the relevance of the problem of this form of ethical
exclusion affects contexts that we don't even understand.
Other animals have as
much rights as we, to make their own decisions in following their ways in
evolution, etc. and as soon as we personally intend to destructively interfere
with their rights, we must be able to hold account for imposing a socio-ethical
injustice onto inter-species political logicalness.
The American Anti-Vivisection Society