Monday, December 29, 2014

Monkeying Around with Personhood

Clinton Wilcox, a contributor to the Life Training Institute blog, addressed recent attempts to ascribe personhood to animals here.  He summarizes well by writing the following:

So trying to ascribe personhood status to lower animals is unnecessary and makes a mockery of human dignity. Animals have been part of the ecosystem for a long time. Animals kill each other, protect each other, copulate, and do all manner of things without human help and will continue to do so without human intervention and without caring a bit about personhood or what it is. There is just no reason to ascribe personhood to animals. The only possible reason would be to ensure that humans don't mistreat animals or cause them to go extinct. But ascribing them personhood status is not necessary for that, either.

Stand firm in Christ,


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