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Animal rights were a popular topic already in ancient Greece, in 17th century England and during the debate on vegetarianism in the 18th century, points out Justin Begley, philosopher and historian of ideas.
Environmental and animal rights arguments have been around for millennia | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

"As far back as we can go, we can find highly sophisticated moral discussions on the treatment of animals", says researcher Justin Begley.