Wednesday, May 7, 2008

"Give peas a chance"

Human rights, animal rights and now vegetable rights:
Swiss lawyers are elaborating the doctrine of vegetable rights. " A few years ago the Swiss added to their national constitution a provision requiring "account to be taken of the dignity of creation when handling animals, plants and other organisms." No one knew exactly what it meant, so they asked the Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology to figure it out."
Coming soon - mineral rights.

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3 comments:

Halfwise said...

Vegetables can have their rights as long as they promise to also live up to their responsibilities.

kursk said...

vegicide!
Vegetables are murder!..
Liberate the legumes..

John M Reynolds said...

What about plankton rights, or animal product (swiss cheese) rights?