From the diary: “Monday April 22, 1985
“Am reading The Case for Animal Rights. Round and round in philosophical arguments that can get quite trying on the eyes (and mind) but sometimes are quite droll.”
Animals have rights. If people have rights then animals have rights. Do people have rights? We say they do. And it’s a very good story to tell ourselves, I think.
Do plants have rights? Sure. Why not? If they don’t then what?
Stones? The air? Does this planet, too, have rights?