At 02:52 AM 1/10/99 -0500, Randall Randall wrote:
>... If any entity wants full rights, and expresses
>that desire, it should have them. I fail, however, to see how an
>"animal" (as differentiated from a person) could desire full rights.
>If an entity can so desire, then I would say that it is a person.
IAN: The desire for full rights is expressed by animals in their efforts to avoid pain and physical harm/death, and in their making of claims to physical property.
One could not use force to subdue an animal in order to kill it and also claim it never asserted a right to life.