Tom Regan on Rights

Animal Ethics

Libya) citizens do not have these rights. The concept of moral rights differs in important ways from that of legal rights. First, moral rights, if there are any, are universal. An individual's race, sex, religion, place of birth, or country of domicile are not relevant characteristics for the possession of moral rights. A second feature of moral rights is that they are equal. This means that if any two individuals have the same moral right (e.g.,

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