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  •  Actually, it would depend (0+ / 0-)

    I might, depending on the previously expressed wishes of the person in question.  There's the question -- I suggest that you're ignoring the ability to foresee consequences, and even to recognize "self" that all food animals lack -- that ability is limited to some chimpanzees, dolphins, some whales, and, of course, humans.

    •  The past doesn't own the future. (0+ / 0-)

      If someone expresses a wish that someone should kill them if they ever leave their church, that doesn't mean it should be done if that event happens.  Vegetative states are one thing - in that case, the closest thing to sentient will is their past expressions - but animal states are just will devoid of logic, and logic is not a requirement for rights (otherwise little children wouldn't have any).

      "They fear this man. They know he will see farther than they, and he will bind them with ancient logics." -The stoner guy in The Cabin in the Woods

      by Troubadour on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 11:26:20 PM PST

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