An Urgent Need to Emphasize Animal Rights in Reference to the Environment

  • Deepti Sharma
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  • Deepti Sharma

    Student at MIT WPU Faculty of Law, India

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This research paper is an attempt to draw the attention of the readers toward the fact that Environment protection is not only important for Human beings but also for animals to survive and live a healthy life. Under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the right to life and liberty, the term 'person' not just includes human beings but all the living beings created by nature. The right to life includes the right to a healthy environment which shall be exercised by all the living beings on our planet. There are various judgments and legislations in support of the same and are explained in this research paper. The author also aims to establish that the animals also have rights and shall be treated equally to humans. Animal rights include the protection against exploitation by human beings. To curb exploitation and cruelty on animals, it is important to note that taking care of the animals and sheltering them is not sufficient, the environment they are offered also plays a vital role in their survival. One of the ways of exploitation is through an unhealthy environment. It is not only the human who bears the consequences of an unhealthy environment but it also leads the animal to unnecessary pain, suffering, and extinction of certain species. The major aspect which is to be highlighted is that the consequences and repercussions of actions of human beings should not be borne by animals who have no contribution in the same, instead, it is our duty to save and protect them.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 4046 - 4051


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