While the idea is handled provocatively in philosophy literature, in practice, animals are envisioned as plaintiffs, not defendants, in animal rights cases.
“People sweat because they’re afraid. And there are two kinds of nervous reaction to public engagement. One is healthy, the other is not very healthy.”
An observation by Rowan Williams, that many of us “don’t want to be human,” is a profound insight.
The universe was woven with us in mind. This is not a statement of species chauvinism. It’s a call to action.
Bioethicist Travis Rieder compares having a child to releasing a murderer from prison to kill again.