Several readers have sent me the story of the intellectual property dispute between Wikimedia and a photographer with whose camera a monkey took a "selfie."
All of that hype and adulation can push those with weak characters or ruthless ambition over the line.
Animal-rights activists would prevent us from making this good use of monkeys. But that is anti-human.
A British philosopher seeks to deliver animals from the endless torment of "blind Darwinian processes."
I am not sure why so many "science" bloggers and writers want to opine on ethics. Perhaps having to be objective and purely evidence based gets boring.