Does this mean we are evolving or devolving?
“There really is no rational reason for saying a human being has special rights,”
Ingrid Newkirk, cofounder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
“A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.” *
In 2013 the group Non- human Rights Project (NhRP) filed a series of lawsuits
in an attempt to get judges to declare that the great apes are legal persons.
Serious ethicists now argue that an animal’s rights should sometimes
take precedence over a human’s.
Princeton’s Peter Singer suggests that an adult chimpanzee may have more value
than a human infant, especially a “defective” child.
Infanticide should take place as soon as possible after birth, he says,
though it would be acceptable to kill one- year- olds with physical or mental disabilities.
This proposal comes from a man The New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher.
The Wild Earth states: that the extinction of Homo sapiens would mean survival for millions,
if not billions, of other Earth-dwelling species. . . .
Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on earth, social & environmental.”
“The last humans could enjoy their final sunsets peacefully,
knowing they have returned the planet as close as possible to the Garden of Eden.”