New York Times Writer Claims Animals May be Morally Superior to Humans Staff
Posted: Oct 21, 2013 11:48 AM
Nicolas Kristof argues in favor of treating chickens and geese more humanely in his column today. I certainly support humane treatment of geese and chickens–but also recognize that the exact nature of that human duty is open to reasonable debate. However, I do object to the anthropomorphizing of fowl as somehow “noble,” which means to exhibit “high moral principles or ideals.” True nobility is a distinctly human concept.