Re: Extropians and animal rights

Samael (
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 17:12:22 -0000

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From: Terry Donaghe <>
>Are there any other "rights?" If I can own an animal, then I can
>treat it as I wish. If you (or government or whatever) decides that I
>can only treat my property (an animal in this case) in certain ways,
>then I don't truly OWN it. I'm just borrowing it from the government
>which is nice enough to let me use it for certain pre-approved

So you would be allowed to torture cows if you owned them? (Not that I'm saying that _you_ would want to, but in principle).