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    Re: Court in Argentina grants basic rights to orangutan

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think you're looking for a different word than "sentient."
    not really as it makes decisions choices etc based on the options that it has available.
    it will always make the best choice for survival.

    in the end it doesn't matter. according to the logic they are using it would be a crime to kill insects or bacteria.

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    Re: Court in Argentina grants basic rights to orangutan

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    No, they don't have any rights at all. Those are restraints we put on ourselves, nothing to do with the animal. What rights do cows and chickens have, we slaughter them by the thousands for food and other products? Animals are a resource, have been that for millions of years.
    Virtually all rights are simply restrains we put on ourselves. They aren't magic.
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