Hello, I'm writing a bit of an absurd business plan, and I'm faced with ethical considerations. I'd like your advice. The plan consists of using certain species of monkeys as laborers, on a massive scale. The monkeys will be bred, trained and employed to carry out specific tasks, which can't be mechanized and would otherwise demand mass human labor. These tasks are playfull for the monkeys, but they constitute a serious reduction in costs for the business operation. The monkeys will be fed excellent diets, they will enjoy professional health care, and they will live in a spacious environment, which mimicks their original habitat. When they are old, they will enjoy retirement in a more spacious home. As we all know, humans have used animals for economic purposes, for ages. They have been used in such diverse sectors as hunting, medical experiments, traction, war, comfort (pets), entertainment, or simply as food. Now my question is simple: do animals have rights, and if so, what kinds of rights? And would it be ethical simply to raise animals to use them productively? Is the logic of capitalism ethical when it consists of an individual using nature to make a personal profit - or should a more social logic be used? Your input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.