Tom Regan on Rights

Animal Ethics

Libya) citizens do not have these rights. Whether individuals have legal rights depends on the laws and other legal background (e.g., the constitution) of the society in which they live. In some countries (e.g., the United States) citizens meeting certain requirements have the legal right to vote or run for elected office; in other countries (e.g., Moreover, even in those countries that give this right to its citizens, the requirements are not always the same and are subject to change.