Not in the way you think.
From the bowels of left-libertarianism: Animals Aren’t Property: Circus Edition
Usually, it’s upsetting to see a person’s livelihood attacked and destroyed by government bureaucrats. In the case of Thomas Chipperfield, it’s not so bad.
What livelihood destroying action is being lauded by the communist faction of libertarians (yeah, I know)?
Thomas Chipperfield’s own specialty within his family’s business is the taming of big cats. That may all be coming to an end soon, as circuses are more and more seen for precisely what they are — the subjugation and exploitation of animals.
…the important underlying assumptions in animal issues: Captivity, confinement and ownership. It’s not that the conditions of animal confinement need improvement; it’s that animal confinement must come to an end. When the boundaries of animal debate stay within the cozy confines of whether captive animals are being treated and fed well, the barbaric institution of human domination over animals is allowed to thrive.
Open borders for animals. Captivity and confinement of animals must come to an end.
That’s why the animal welfarist’s position, while sometimes accomplishing good and important ends, will never be sufficient. It fails to address the underlying evil — that of animals’ status as nothing more than human property.
Animals must not be confined to the status of property. Perhaps a cow could run for president (actually not a bad idea).
Contrary to the animal welfarist position, the more radical, abolitionist approach seeks to smash the allowable window of debate and free animals from their confines.
This will go over well in much of Africa, Asia, North America and South America. Open borders for lions and tigers and bears…oh my!
Next, animal-human marriage:
They require recognition as sentient beings with their own complex lives, relationships, wants and needs.
The less I say the better.