When my mother was dying of Alzheimer’s disease and the sharp bodily decline that hits those in their late 90s, my wife and I brought her home for care.
Genetic engineering could unleash a deadly pandemic or lead to a “new eugenics” with very sharp teeth.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
“Animal standing” would open the courts to lawsuits brought by animals.
Favored by the animal-rights movement, the idea is misanthropic, and I would say, implicitly racist.