Answer each question with a comprehensive assessment, using essay form, including complete sentences and paragraphs. CITE the assigned readings that you use to answer a question, including the page number in your citation.
1. What is Jerrold Tannenbaum’s argument in favor of cruelty laws? What evidence does he use?
2. Based on the assigned readings, what are the pro’s and con’s of treating animals as property?
3. You are a judge sitting in a case where an animal rights activist group, Hugs for Slugs, is attempting to sue a research institution for the experiments it has conducted on “Joey,” a slug. The scientific evidence presented in the case confirms that Joey lacks any complex brain capacity, but he can feel pain. Hugs for Slugs wants you to recognize Joey as possessing legal rights. Draft an opinion, using (and citing) the readings assigned in the course, rendering your decision.