One of the tragic trends in thinking about evolution has been to blur the distinction between humans and animals. History warns us not to regard this lightly.
This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.
Cats are, we are told sternly, an unsustainable “environmental vice that we must confront”!
The issue is known as “animal standing,” and activists want to let beasts sue in court to “break the species barrier.”
“Animal standing” is really a Trojan horse to allow animal rights extremists to seek court rulings enforcing their own ideology.