Once again, the assumption is made that animals are not moral beings deserving of our respect. If people are looking for milk with the closest nutritional value to human milk, logic would dictate that we should exploit human females for their breast milk. We don’t do that, however, because it is unanimously accepted that that would be a severe infringement of fundamental human rights. Someone’s desire for human-like milk does not constitute an adequate moral justification for treating women as things and exploiting them for their secretions. Where animals are concerned, however, we assume them to be things , or in the case of these camels, milk machines , with no value other than the external value we grant them for our purposes.