Re: Can't afford to rescue cows

From: Byrne Hobart (
Date: Sat Apr 19 2008 - 15:48:57 MDT

> Even if we forget intelligence as having any
> correlation to natural rights, from a utilitarian
> perspective, animals can feel pain and experience
> pleasure, therefore they should be entitled to a
> certain treatment from humans (or an AI?) as it
> applies to these senses.

So a gene for experiencing pain more vividly is an evolutionary advantage
for a cow? Or would we sterilize anything that is inconveniently able to

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