Extropians and animal rights

Samael (samael@dial.pipex.com)
Sat, 9 Jan 1999 22:28:29 -0000

The majority of extropians on this list are in favour of perfect human inviolability (ie people never have the right to affect another person without their permission - except in self defence).

I'd be interested to hear peoples opinions on the rights of animals. Do you believe that animals have no rights and can be ignored, that animals have a sliding scale of rights based upon their intelligence, or some other system?