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What is a Animal?

Definition:  

Zoology any living organism characterized by voluntary movement, the possession of cells with noncellulose cell walls and specialized sense organs enabling rapid response to stimuli, and the ingestion of complex organic substances such as plants and other animals

Wider definition

Are people animals?

Do animals have rights?

Rights can only belong to those who can control duties -->
Some people think children, animals, the dead, future generations, cognitively impaired cannot have rights. However it has been said that morally superior beings may not do what they wish with lower standing moral beings

What's wrong with owning animals?

Some animals like tigers and alligators are dangerous to own. They are wild and lethal.
Are animals, persons, sub persons or things? If they are things, are they someones property or simply unowned (self owned)

Endangered animals

Some animals would go extinct if they were allowed to own them. A list of these animals can be found below.

Dogs

Certain dog breeds are aggressive and dangerous. Personality is a spectrum in dogs, some labradors have worse personalities than terriers. Some are suitable to be guide dogs. A list of these breeds will need to be added here in a spectrum from worst to best. 

Dangerous dogs

  • Pit bull terrier
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
Some people say there should be a dangerous owner act as there is no such thing as a dangerous dog.

History dangerous dog laws (U.K)

  • 1839 Metropolitan Police Act
  • Town Police Clauses Act of 1847
  • 1871 Dogs Act
  • 1989 Dangerous Dogs Act
  • 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act
  • Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997
  • Dog Control Orders (2006)

Cosmetics

Bestiality


Animal products


Animal Mess

How to deal with the problem of dog mess not cleaned up by owners.
Shame
  • Make people really aware of what they are doing. (e.g by spray painting poo)
  • Returning poo to owners
Public Help
  • Owners pick up extra poo
  • Challenge offenders
  • Volunteers
  • Payment per poo (lottery ticket)
Specialist council workers
  • Equip with right tools for cleaning up
Extra surveillance
Camera, agents with night vision goggles

DNA testing
Dogs must be registered.

Offended person take it up direct
Leave a note, or directly confront offender and return poo to them/

Ban dogs
In certain places
Or/And certain times, like on beaches during summer.


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