This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.
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.
Dr. Marks thinks it’s possible that AI may improve in its ability to resolve ambiguous language. Right now it’s not looking so good.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.