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Should Human Life Be Valued Above Animal Life?
Human life should be valued above animal life in the case that only one can be preserved.
Humans make the most valuable contributions to the world and therefore should be valued above animals.
Humans are more intelligent than animals. A value system according to brain complexity and social intelligence is the most reasonable option we have.
Humans have a moral duty to protect human lives over the lives of animals.
It is our biological directive to preserve our own species at any cost.
Humans cause more harm than good to the environment, so animals should be preserved over humans.
This implies that life worthiness is given by 'value' which is a simplistic view of things. Even if the 'value' scale is accepted, it does not specify in relation to what the 'value' is calculated.
Certainly not out-of-hand. Equal consideration of interests extends to all life. Even speciesist humans can appreciate where'd they'd be if not for the bacteria they host or the insects that pollinate the plants that contribute to the circle of life within which humans are members.
Some human cultures and religions value animal lives above their own.
This kind of value judgement cannot be generalized.
All life should be valued equally.
Animals can survive without humans, whereas humans require animals to survive.
There are circumstances in which we must put animal lives ahead of human lives.
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