Non-valid arguments for taking animal rights too seriously

treating animals justly is good for your karma
only if you believe that
animals are equal to humans
only if it means having equal basic rights If it means, "should be treated as equals": no
animals have intrinsic value
the value of something has nothing to do with its rights
animals respect the right to freedom for humans
that is not a conscious choice for an animal and cannot be ascribed to the animal

This article is part of a series on falsities and demagogy.
Some arguments used in debate on the topics in the title simply are invalid. That goes for pro and contra. We selected a few of the most rigid arguments from different situations and placed an appropriate counterargument. Because a more clear and honest way of reasoning helps improve the circumstances animals live in. Mail us if you encounter other or new (counter)-arguments. Apart from the specific issues there are the types of arguments in general. Fallacies are deliberately or accidentally used in a debate. So be aware of the principles and the integrity of an opponent. Click here for tips on how to react to animal-unfriendly behavior of others.

Non-valid arguments (deceptive arguments) for different groups