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This argument fails to note that states restrict human behaviour towards animals with the aim of protecting animals in many situations, not just that of 'endangered species'. For example the aforementioned fox hunting ban, which outlawed hunting foxes with dogs as it was deemed excessively 'cruel' to the animal, even though many people enjoyed the practice. This is done not only because humans are able to hold themselves to a higher moral standard than animals but also because animal suffering tends to produce a negative emotional response in many humans (such as amongst those who disliked the suffering of foxes in hunts and pushed for the ban), and thus we prevent human suffering by preventing animal suffering.
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As Jeremy Bentham wrote, ‘The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?’ (which he wrote in the context of comparing human behaviour towards slaves with human behaviour towards animals, as can be seen from the full passage quoted in ).