"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
actually it is. flies and other creatures all exhibit some form of emotional reaction to different stimulus. they are sentient to a certain degree. if you want to follow this kind of logic at least be consistent.Er... you mean besides the obvious? It's easily demonstrable that orangutans live rich emotional lives and care about their own well being. This isn't as simple to prove when it comes to flies. Not to say that it's impossible, but it's clearly an issue that doesn't need to be addressed every time we concern ourselves with the rights of beings that are clearly sentient.
which means we would have to grant personhood to numerous types of animals etc ... I doubt you want to go to prison or get a fine for swatting a fly
because they are animals not persons.Animal cruelty laws do not indicate that we see other animals as persons or right's holders. Legally, they are still chattel property.
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