Should Human Life Be Valued Above Animal Life?

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Humans should be valued over animals, as we are the only ones capable of caring for Earth and resolving the damage we've done.

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  • Humans do not have any moral obligations to other animals.

  • Humanity's influence over the larger biosphere far exceeds that of all other animals.

  • The human race cannot progress if time is wasted debating if other species should be valued above our own.

  • Humans are intelligent enough to figure out how to help protect animals. For example we might find a way to live on other planets or places in the universe to allow animals to live on earth peacefully.

  • Just because we have the capability to do something, does not mean there is a moral imperative to do so.

  • Our own importance does not affect how the rest of the world is affected by our actions.