Humans view the world through the lens of species superiority. According to this worldview, no animal’s life is worth a human’s. Nor are multiple animals’ lives worth a single human life.
Logically, there must be some ceiling on the concept, some point at which an animal population is worth more than a human life. But if such a limit exists, I have yet to find a speciesist to acknowledge it, or even one to suggest what such a limit might be.
Is a human life worth a hundred animals’ lives? A thousand? Ten thousand? A hundred thousand? Millions? Those who value human life above all others apparently consider a human life as valuable as all other life on Earth. To animal advocates, the idea is as preposterous as it is pernicious.
Animal Rights advocates believe each sentient life is as valuable as any other sentient life. Species is of no…
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