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.
“Animal standing” is really a Trojan horse to allow animal rights extremists to seek court rulings enforcing their own ideology.
A “manifesto” in the science journal Human Evolution declares that chimpanzees and bonobos should be considered legal “persons” with legally enforceable “rights.”
When science is considered the only route to knowledge, scientific experts are given the right to rule, and science becomes totalitarian.