To the left (below) the non-valid argument   To the right the contra argument

Non-valid arguments for taking animal rights too seriously


treating animals justly is good for your karma


only if you believe that

animals are equal to humans


only if it means having equal basic rights
If it means, "should be treated as equals": no

animals have intrinsic value


the value of something has nothing to do with its rights

animals respect the right to freedom for humans


that is not a conscious choice for an animal and cannot be ascribed to the animal


This article is part of a series on falsities and demagogy

Non-valid arguments (deceptive arguments) for different groups:

10 myths about Vegans
factory farming
ignoring animal rights
advocating animal rights
experimentation with animals
hunting for pleasure
seal hunt
mink farming


Some arguments used in debate on the topics in the title simply are invalid.

That goes for pro and contra.

We selected a few of the most rigid arguments from different situations and placed an appropriate counterargument.

Because a more clear and honest way of reasoning helps improve the circumstances animals live in.

Mail us if you encounter other or new (counter)-arguments.

Apart from the specific issues there are the types of arguments in general.

Fallacies are deliberately or accidentally used in a debate. So be aware of the principles and the integrity of an opponent. Click here for tips on how to react to animal-unfriendly behavior of others.