There is more going on in biology than is dreamt of in materialist philosophy.
Among other design inspirations, the “ultimate non-stick coating” developed at McMaster University is based on the lotus leaf.
Protesting such a thing, not protesting against the people who protest against it, should be the norm, not the rare exception.
Wesley Smith commented earlier on the struggle, via litigation by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NRP), to grant human-like “rights” to an elephant in the Bronx Zoo.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.