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  • Chimpanzee

    11 52.38%
  • Dolphin

    10 47.62%
  • Orangutan

    9 42.86%
  • Elephant

    8 38.10%
  • Crow

    6 28.57%
  • Pig

    7 33.33%
  • Squirrel

    7 33.33%
  • Pigeon

    7 33.33%
  • Octopus

    8 38.10%
  • Rat

    11 52.38%
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Thread: Should animals be granted personhood?

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    My cat can open doors that are latched shut, move and hide a food bowl so the other cat doesn't eat it, recognizes his name and several instructive phrases, and has changed the channel on the TV to Animal Planet twice.

    I think he should be able to vote in the next presidential election. In cat years he's about 24.
    He should at least be a YouTube Star! You should so videotape him
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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Going on from the PETA thread, the argument is that smart animals should be granted personhood, and/or special legal protection, so after doing a few seconds of research, I found a list of the top 10 smartest animals. Should you agree that some animals should be granted personhood, which of the animals would you like to see as people?
    Your poll is incomplete.

    The correct answer is NONE OF THE ABOVE.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Only corporations and humans are people.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    Only corporations and humans are people.
    wrong

    SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE

    (Chuck Heston)



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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Animals should not be granted personhood because they are not people. Animals should be slow smoked at approximatley 225 deg. F.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    None. PETA are idiots.
    /thread

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wrong

    SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE

    (Chuck Heston)
    Well played.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Wiki says supporters of corporations having the protection of the U.S. Constitution claim its because corporations "are organizations of people, and that these people should not be deprived of their human rights when they act collectively." Personhood rights allow them to "sue and to be sued", provide "a single entity for easier taxation and regulation", simplify "complex transactions that would otherwise involve, in the case of large corporations, thousands of people" and these things protect the rights of the shareholders" collectively.

    So, if an animal 1.) is made up of people; 2.) has the ability to sue and be sued; and 3.) pays taxes - then they should probably be granted personhood style protection. Otherwise, they should be treated as a sole-proprietorship - meaning, the rights and obligations pass through to the owner of the business or animal. The owner still has obligations (in a business they might have fair hire laws, etc.), so for an animal, the owner would have "fair treatment" obligations.
    The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    While they are not persons; Elephants, Great Apes and Dolphins should have greater legal protections.
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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    I support bacteria rights. They should have the right to work, vote, have sex, etc.

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