This misanthropic drive among the elites to is not only wrongheaded, it is dangerous.
Imagine: pet ownership made a formal legal guardianship complete with enforceable fiduciary duties — that is, if we can have pets at all.
Think cattle herds suing ranchers or lab animals suing universities — not to improve care but to liberate from all human use.
Bioethicist Wesley Smith examines the meaning of the term “personhood” and its implications for human rights.
This kind of thinking drives me nuts. First, we don’t treat animals as mere things or as being akin to inanimate objects.