What’s Wrong With Having Pets?

pets-lineup-xlgGary L Francione makes the case against pets here.
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2 responses to “What’s Wrong With Having Pets?

  1. Gary takes it as axiomatic that animals have rights just as we do. I think this an incoherent view, but at any rate it is not a rational view.
    And the rational view is: there’s nothing wrong with havng pets – it’s really rather nice!

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  2. I don’t think it’s incoherent to ascribe rights to animals (though I’m not a big fan of rights-talk in general), but I do think the particular rights assumed in this article are incoherent, for reasons set out in my response post:
    http://www.philosophyetc.net/2016/09/pets-and-slavery.html

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