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By Cass R. Sunstein, Martha C. Nussbaum

Millions of individuals reside with cats, canines, and different pets, which they deal with as contributors in their households. yet via their day-by-day habit, those that love these pets, and drastically care approximately their welfare, support be certain brief and painful lives for thousands, even billions of animals that cannoteasily be special from canine and cats. this present day, the overpowering percent of animals with whom Westerners engage are raised for meals. numerous animals undergo lives of relentless distress and die frequently torturous deaths. using animals by means of people, frequently for very important human reasons, has compelled uncomfortable inquiries to heart degree: may still humans swap their habit? should still the legislation advertise animal welfare? may still animals have criminal rights? may still animals remain counted as "property"? Whatreforms make sense?...

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Listen to the verdict of Galileo’s inquisitors: “We say, pronounce, sentence, and declare that you, Galileo . . have rendered yourself in the judgment of this Holy Office vehemently suspected of heresy, namely of having held and believed the doctrine which is false and contrary to the Sacred Scriptures that . . ”36 On the cusp of the June  announcement that the human genome was pieced together, David Baltimore, president of the California Institute of Technology and winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, wrote, “It confirms something obvious and expected, yet controversial: our genes look much like those of fruit flies, worms, and even plants.

20 Writers often compare human slaves to nonhuman animals. “The truly striking fact about slavery,” Davis writes, is the “antiquity and almost universal acceptance of the concept of the slave as a human being who is legally owned, used, sold, or otherwise disposed of as if he or she were a domestic animal. ”22 Barry Nichols, an expert in Roman law, says in Rome, “The slave was a thing. . ”23 Rome’s initial regulation of the treatment of slaves “took the same form as our legislation for the protection of animals.

Have rendered yourself in the judgment of this Holy Office vehemently suspected of heresy, namely of having held and believed the doctrine which is false and contrary to the Sacred Scriptures that . . ”36 On the cusp of the June  announcement that the human genome was pieced together, David Baltimore, president of the California Institute of Technology and winner of the Nobel Prize in medicine, wrote, “It confirms something obvious and expected, yet controversial: our genes look much like those of fruit flies, worms, and even plants.

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