This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.
“There can’t be any question about what they meant. Remember, this is a zoology class. Evolution is taught.”
“Animal standing” is really a Trojan horse to allow animal rights extremists to seek court rulings enforcing their own ideology.
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.
The association with “mainstream science” is often weaponized as a way of overawing us and persuading us to stop expecting answers to hard questions.