Human life should be valued above animal life.

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This kind of value judgement cannot be generalized.

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  • Saying human life should only be valued above animal life in the case that only one can be preserved is redundant. Value is not variable in the instance of absolutes, $100 is not only worth more than $10 in certain moments.

  • It should not be a general sentiment that is established. Each person should have their own ideas of worth.

  • Whether human life or animal life should be preserved should be determined on a case-by-case basis. Too many factors play into certain situations of such that one definitive answer cannot be imposed.

  • Values are a human invention and illusion - neither matters more than the other in the physical world.

  • Objective moral truths exist and saving a human life over an animals could be argued as such an objective moral truth. While there may be circumstantial differences the base value without further context would be true.