Apparently orcas are threatened in an area of Canadian waters. The government has suggested voluntary sanctuaries.
I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.
Corey Lee Wrenn argues that what is done to an animal should be judged in the same fashion as if the same thing were done to a human.
That Darwinism seems even superficially plausible depends completely on the ability of living things to reproduce themselves without significant degradation.
The wish to demote, punish, and degrade ourselves this way, a neurosis special to our modern culture, is itself, ironically, a tribute to human exceptionalism.