It is very difficult to respond to such a question. Considering moral and social events, we will try to define some concepts like discrimination, in the context of treatment of animals. Discrimination is the ability to see the difference between two things or people. Animals can therefore be discriminated against too. Discrimination is prohibited for the benefit of specific groups, like a minority as defined supra.
I wonder if animal groups in a given country can’t be concerned about this issue. Obviously, as we defined discrimination, animals can’t be concerned. However, as soon as animals considered in their place of living can be
minority, then we have to seek for a definition of marginalization to see how animals can be considered in this issue.
Animals should be considered a minority
Minority is a small group in society that is different from the rest because of their race, religion or political beliefs, or a person who belongs to such a group. A smaller number or part is a minority. If we consider the first part of this
definition, we can figure out that only people can be a minority. However, as soon as it’s said further that any smaller number or part is a minority; then, animals also should be considered according to their amount in the group like a minority. Marginalization is a treatment of someone or something as if they are not important. The first part of this sentence as all definitions above refers first of all to people. The rest of the phrase however points out that something treated as if not important can be qualified discriminated against. The Important question here is to wonder if animals or pets can be qualified as things.
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