A Secular Argument for Intrinsic Human Value – Stand to Reason Blog

Perhaps the most important distinction between the fauna and us is our moral agency. The sow that permits the runt of her litter to starve is not a negligent parent, but a human mother doing the same would be branded a monster. The feline that plays with a fallen baby bird before consuming it is not being sadistic; she is acting like a cat! But any human who tortures an animal is rightly seen as pathological.

Source: A Secular Argument for Intrinsic Human Value – Stand to Reason Blog

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