The issue is known as “animal standing,” and activists want to let beasts sue in court to “break the species barrier.”
If nature has rights, that means everything does, which devalues “rights” just as a wild inflation deflates the worth of currency.
There is increasing wind in the sails of everything-deserves-rights advocacy.
Our care and treatment of animals arise from human duties, not conjuring rights for animals out of ideological zeal.
In an excerpt from his new book, Professor Flannery identifies Darwin’s principal failing in developing his theory.