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#1 Old 09-09-2019, 02:36 AM
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Humans have a moral obligation to protect non-human higher animals.

Higher animals, such as mammals and birds, are born with an advanced nervous system which can enable them to feel. Therefore, like humans, non-human higher animals also have the right to live and not to suffer abuse.

Non-human animals are innocent, but humans can be good or evil.

Non-human animals should not be condemned for killing others. Non-human animals have low intelligence, so they cannot be required to consider other individuals' feelings. In comparison, adult humans are very intelligent, so they are able to consider and understand other individuals' feelings. Therefore, if an adult human has killed or abused a non-human higher animal, this human is evil.

Humans must fight against cruel nature.

Nature has no empathy at all, but human morality is empathic. Therefore, human beings must fight against cruel nature and protect every non-human higher animal.
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#2 Old 09-10-2019, 07:25 AM
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Say what?

I don't understand the concept of "non-human higher animals" (emphasis mine). Are there lower animals? Which beings, and be specific, "deserve" to be protected and which don't?
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#3 Old 09-15-2019, 09:22 AM
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This exact post was made with a different username some time ago. I don't know if this is a cut and paste thing, or the same person registering a new username, or -- why?

I searched the post and found they also posted it on Happycow.
There is nothing against our terms of service to cause it to be removed, but it certainly goes against my reasons for being vegan!

If animals are 'lower intellegence' why can't humans find each other miles apart? or their direction home? or to safety prior to extreme weather? or be the cause of climate change and species extinction? What is the OP's definition of intelligence? Just what they think matters?

And good and evil? A LOT of hubris in this post!
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