For this reason, the fact that those animals live in homesteads does not justify the uncouth treatment, they receive from human beings. However, some people argue that human beings are the custodians of the earth, thus have authority over all other creatures (Regan, 2003). That argument is right but having authority over something does not mean irresponsible or inhumane behavior. The issue of non-human beings being accorded rights, however, from a broader perspective is a limitation to people and defecation to the logic of common sense. For instance, if human beings subscribe and uphold animal rights, then they cannot use animals for food, transport, or recreation (Regan, 2003). However, from theological perspective critics of human rights can argue that God granted human beings the right to dominate over other animals as well as using them for food. Therefore, enacting legislation and acts to protect animals will be theologically incorrect as it acts to limit the authority humans have over animals.&nbsp.The primary sources for this assignment included works by Gruen and that one by Linzey and Clarke. I choose to rely on these books entirely due to the exclusive nature in which they have presented their scholarly works regarding this topic.