In Kenya there are many text messages that are being sent inciting violence and hatred. They use language that dehumanizes their opponents and calls them animal names. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQGbmv7PS34&feature=user Are we animals?
In H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds aliens from Mars farm people in much the same way that we would farm sheep. Of course, they are portrayed drinking human blood through a straw, which adds drama. Do we have a right not to be farmed?
PETA has run ads which accuse those of eating meat of committing murder. They give dignity to life. They equate human life with animal life. The Smiths in the 1980’s released an album called, “Meat is Murder”. Is eating an animal murder?
J. P. Moreland says that naturalism has turned animals into machines and that animals have souls. If they did not have a soul there would be no animating factor and therefore no life? He does not believe animals can be saved.
People who work for UNICEF want to promote human rights. Why does a human have value? Why do they have rights?
Hitler isolated groups within Germany by making them less than human and then killed them. How would you argue against him?