Is there anything cuter than a duckling?
I know that there will be many advocates for kittens in this debate, and not a few who will claim baby pandas (known by biologists as "pandettes") or baby porcupines (aka "Pokies"). Heck, there are entire blogs devoted to presenting evidence. Not that you would want to leave my blog, but if you did you might look here.
Ultimately, it's a question for philosophers.... or the next child you happen to meet. Why not ask?
If you're in SF this week stop by the Palace of Fine Arts and check the pond for turtles, ducklings, and (it is rumored) cygnets.
Amos Clifford, Guide and Restorative Council Mentor; trainer in restorative justice, restorative dialogue with nature, and circle-keeping and the way of council; mentor.