Do you have the right to destroy your cat?
In a post on Bleeding Heart Libertarians, property right were discussed in the context of being a ‘collection of rights’. In demonstrating this, they used the example of a cat. How you can own a cat, but not destroy it?
My question is that if you can’t destroy the cat (which I agree with – don’t hurt cats!), then do you really own it, or do you only maintain a sort of custodial right over it (i.e. the right to take care of it while it can’t take care of itself)?
At the end I use this logic to argue for a free market in child adoption.
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