Imagine: pet ownership made a formal legal guardianship complete with enforceable fiduciary duties — that is, if we can have pets at all.
I have no complaint against people who refrain from consuming animal products. Making choices based on one’s moral view is an aspect of human exceptionalism.
Me? I don’t care what people eat. That’s a personal choice — kind of like taking the COVID vaccine should be.
The impact of too-onerous animal-welfare laws on the diets of people of limited means becomes clear.
Think cattle herds suing ranchers or lab animals suing universities — not to improve care but to liberate from all human use.