Imagine: pet ownership made a formal legal guardianship complete with enforceable fiduciary duties — that is, if we can have pets at all.
I can write those words. I understand their meaning. But I can’t comprehend such an utter rejection of human exceptionalism.
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.