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  • Dolphin

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  • Orangutan

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  • Pig

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    8 38.10%
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Thread: Should animals be granted personhood?

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    Should animals be granted personhood?

    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?
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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    None. PETA are idiots.
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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?
    No. I don't think animals should be given the status of personhood. The whole concept is ridiculous. But, having said that, I think they need to rise about the status of personal property as pets are now considered in US courts. I also think intentional cruelty to animals should carry significant jail time.
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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Poll: Which ones are people?
    None. Animals are no people but they have certain rights.
    Where is the kangaroo in this poll?

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    None. Animals are no people but they have certain rights.
    Where is the kangaroo in this poll?
    Kangaroos are already people. Look at Spuddy.
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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Kangroos already have their own court system " the kangroo court" although it has had its critics over the years.

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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?
    No animal other than human should have personhood. The rest are property.
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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?
    That's a bad list. It doesn't even have African gray parrots on it and they are far smarter than an octopus.

    The only animals that should be considered people are sea sponges, BTW.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Since the rats outnumber us, we should tell them they've been granted personhood, but just to placate them.

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    Re: Should animals be granted personhood?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The only animals that should be considered people are sea sponges, BTW.
    They're smarter than a lot of people.
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