Ng, Yew-Kwang (2019) Human superiority is obvious but does not justify cruelty. Animal Sentience 23(36)
Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?
Humans are obviously superior, in general, to other animals. This is also supported by evolution and Jerison’s encephalization quotient. However, superiority does not justify cruelty towards other animals. Rather, it suggests higher responsibility. Just as adults are more capable than 2-year-olds, they also have a much higher responsibility in helping others in need, including other animals.