Tom Regan on the Animal-Rights Movement
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
In issuing its condemnation of established cultural practices, the rights view is not antibusiness, not antifreedom of the individual, not antiscience, not antihuman. It is simply projustice, insisting only that the scope of justice be seen to include respect for the rights of animals. The animal rights movement is not for the faint of heart. Might does not make right; might does make law. Moral philosophy is no substitute for political action.