I am not making this up.
I just started preaching through Genesis. Last Sunday, one of my points was that the doctrine of creation matters, especially the doctrine of the creation of humans in the image of God. A member of the church sent me this article in the Wall Street Journal entitled "Switzerland's Green Power Revolution: Ethicists Ponder Plants Rights." Yes, plants have rights in Switzerland. According to the article, bioligists in Switzerland have to prove that they are not harming a plant's dignity by modifying it genetically. Switzerland's constitution gives plants rights. As a result vegetation has an inherent value and that it is immoral to arbitrarily harm plants by, say, "decapitation of wildflowers at teh roadside without rational reason."
The man who gave me the article remarked, "After reading it, I became convicted by what happens to coffee beans at our house. We put them in the freezer, then pulverize them in a grinder, then douse them with boiling water, adn tehn we toss them down teh garbage disposal." Cruel indeed.
I don't know if it is funny or sad when radicals make Reductio ad absurdum arguments for you.
This shows both the logic and the irrationality of denying the Creator. If there is no God, then there is no basis for ethics. All living things are of equal value. However, what they cannot prove is that any living thing has any value at all.