A report presents shocking evidence of horrific human-rights abuses, including from witness testimony, analyses of public records, and reviewing of scholarly reports.
A philosopher and a bioethicist want a “Jane Goodall” to come forward as “an ambassador for rats.”
This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.
Consider: Children — no matter how “mature” — cannot buy cigarettes or give consent to being tattooed.
When organ-transplant medicine was launched, a wary society was solemnly promised that organs would be taken only from the dead.