Animal Rights Activist, Tom Regan, Dies at 78

Animal Rights Activist, Tom Regan, Dies at 78

Tom Regan, notable author of “The Case for Animal Rights,” died on February 17th at age 78 from a case of pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, and their two children.1 Regan was formerly served as Professor Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University. [2] His work focused on the idea that animals possess moral rights similar to those endowed upon humans. He argues for this connection based on the notion that what gives human morality is not rationality, “but the fact that each of us has a life that matters to us.” [1] 

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1. “Philosopher Tom Regan, animal rights author, dies at 78,” last modified February 18, 2017, https://apnews.com/37bf3630efd54d2286d454a7765da611
2. “Tom Regan,” Tom Regan, accessed March 2nd, 2017. http:/tomregan.info/
 

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