According to the Weekly Standard, the Swiss government has gone nuts and their brains turned to mush:
"At the request of the Swiss government, an ethics panel has weighed in on the "dignity" of plants and opined that the arbitrary killing of flora is morally wrong. This is no hoax. The concept of what could be called "plant rights" is being seriously debated.
"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. The resulting report, "The Dignity of Living Beings with Regard to Plants," is enough to short circuit the brain.
Indeed. And all this from a secular Europe that worships at the rights-altars of abortion and euthanasia. It seems to affirm Bill Gothard's theory of displaced conscience -- whenever man suppresses God-given conscience, the concience pops up in some other area, as in, killing unborn humans is OK, but save the whales!
You can read the whole article at The Weekly Standard.
Meanwhile, over at SDA, they are weighing in on global warming and killer cornflakes. Here's my take on how vegetable rights could morph into cereal rights:
While on the subject of not eating corn flakes, I think what they do to the rice to turn it into crispies is unnatural and cruel. How would you like to be put in an oven? When put in a bowl of milk, you can hear the plaintive cry of the rice grains as they snap, they crackle, and they pop -- and who wouldn't?
The crispification of rice violates the whole fundamental notion of rice-rights upon which Canadian society is built.
And don't get me started on Quaker Oats. How would you like to be shot from a gun?! I can still remember the sound, as a boy growing up in Peterborough, Ontario, of the cruel cannons booming and the lingering smell of blasted oats.