You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.
Cruelty is cruelty. Being human doesn't give anyone the right to be cruel and inhumane to animals. If Joey is being mistreated they should have just filed cruelty charges and try to get him transferred to a more accommodating facility rather than try to give him personhood rights. That's just nonsense.
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Last edited by Napoleon; 12-06-14 at 09:27 AM.
1. Science has not yet proven what you believe.
2. The apes have not developed or humans are incapable of communicating effectively advanced reasoning, perception and emotion such that both can understand each other.
Until both of those issues are solved, an animal is an animal and a human is a human.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.