I came to think about the animal rights, seeing that the post on the cats handing out in the school community became controversial.
The content of the article was that someone had rescued the kitten, and was looking for someone to care for her, and was gonna receive a deposit of 100$.
Someone commented, "It's not so cute, tho." and people came to attack the person who posted the comment. There were many blame comments, but the reason was simple : it is inappropriate of you to comment on the appearance of a poor cat.
I began to wonder about the philosophy of people who blamed the comment. I soon noticed that the following premises were set in their mind:
- 'Cat = human'
- The dignity of a cat is like the dignity of a person.
- animal rights are just like human rights.
But assuming that the animal rights have the same status as human rights, there are two problems (only a few things happen at first glance).
Firstly, why are only cats (dogs) important? Common companions, such as dogs and cats, fall into the categorization of animal rights, but I wonder why there is no mention of the rights of insects, reptiles, and arthropods that have such 'life'. The same with cattle and pigs. Then, there is an additional problem that it is possible to eat meat when one recognizes the animal rights.
Secondly, is human care on cats really for the right of cats? How can you prove that everything, including human feed, artificial cat houses, cat snacks, and time with humans, is consistent with the promotion of cats' rights?
I look forward to a calm and refined answer. Thank you.