Re: Extropians and animal rights

Ian Goddard (
Sun, 10 Jan 1999 03:18:14 -0500

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.

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