The Myth of Animal Rights

Eight years ago Dr. Tibor Machan (1939-2016) delivered a lecture at the University of Heidelberg in Germany titled: The Myth of Animal Rights. I aim to argue here that the concept of “rights” has not be shown to apply to animals in anything like the way it applies to human beings. Looking at the conceptual…

The case for cosmetics animal testing

A bill in Australia’s parliament geared to ban animal testing for cosmetics is being held up by animal rights groups because it will allow importation of cosmetic products that contain chemicals that have been tested on animals. South Korea and Europe have banned the use of animals for cosmetics testing and efforts on the part…

Environmentalists lock horns over animal testing

Unfortunately, the environmentalist movement’s obsession with chemicals is such that it is translating into government policy. Congress was poised to pass the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. According to Five Thirty Eight bill would not only reduce many EPA programs and subprograms but would simultaneously increase funding for the agency’s…

Rihanna takes swipe at PETA … again!

Rihanna is probably one of the best dressed ladies in the entertainment business, Fashion sense was on display last Thursday when she showed up wearing a lovely shoulder brown fur coat at the 2018 Dior Cruise Collection event in Calabasas, California. People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) was, to say…

Debate: “Do animals have rights?”

During January 2012, the Rutgers University Federalist Society sponsored a debate on animal rights between Chapman University philosophy professor Tibor Machan and Rutgers University law Professor Gary L. Francine. Below is a video recording of the event. Dr. Machan is author of the book Putting Humans First. Notice the calm, precise and rational manner Dr.…