Stop Calling Them 'Human' Rights
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM Jim Robertson, ExposingTheBigGame
April 2021

Why not just use the term animal rights and include human beings in with our fellow animal individuals, all deserving of kindness, consideration and respect.

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Wildlife Photography ©Jim Robertson, 2013. All Rights Reserved

Although lately the media (including the “liberal” New York Times) has been busily trying to drag us back to the Stone Age by promoting hunting, I still have to believe we’re gradually evolving overall as a species.

Therefore, it’s time to suggest we stop using the term “human rights,” when talking about things that should be considered basic rights for all species.

The human race doesn’t need anything else singling it out to stroke its over-inflated, collective ego. Differentiating between human and non-human rights just encourages those who sneer or scoff at the idea of animal rights. Call it fairness, justice or common decency; or call them natural rights or individual rights.

Better yet, why not just use the term animal rights and include human beings in with our fellow animal individuals, all deserving of kindness, consideration and respect.

This notion of human superiority is for the birds.


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