Paper on Regan and Cohen (and potentially other authors) on whether any animals have (any) moral rights and/or whether animal experimentation is morally permissible.
Draft due Friday, Nov. 5: please bring 3 copies of your paper or email it by 9 AM so Professor Nobis can print it out for you.
Assignment: Regan argues that (some) animals have moral rights and that animal experimentation is morally wrong. Cohen (and others) argue that animals do not have moral rights and that animal experimentation is morally permissible.
Your task in this paper is to explain their arguments here and discern whose, if anyone’s, arguments are sound or more likely to be sound. This, of course, will involve explaining what the various thinkers mean when they make claims, such as those about rights.
Your paper must, of course, have an introduction. The introduction should explain what the paper will do. The introduction must culminate in a thesis.
Your paper should be well organized. Sections should have headings.
It should be clear and understandable, written for someone who has not read Regan or Cohen.
Your paper should have a conclusion.