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.
In contrast with apes, it’s a tougher sell to say that dogs share an ability to communicate with us because of being close evolutionary cousins.
In arguing for 75 percent of the human genome as trash, has Dr. Graur slain the ENCODE dragon and rescued the Junk DNA myth? Nah.