Do animals have rights?

Ethics and Behavior 7 (2):91 – 102 (1997)
Abstract
A right, unlike an interest, is a valid claim, or potential claim, made by a moral agent, under principles that govern both the claimant and the target of the claim. Animals cannot be the bearers of rights because the concept of rights is essentially human; it is rooted in and has force within a human moral world.
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