No, animals should not have rights in the same way we do, but there should be anti cruelty laws and penalties should be more severe than they are. I am against things like gestation crates, forced feeding (for foie gras), battery cages etc. However, I do eat meat and dairy and I believe it is our natural diet. If you choose to be vegan, that is your prerogative but please do not deny it's not natural and don't come down on people for eating meat.
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I do think that all animals should be protected from human cruelty and that the beef, chicken, and etc. sellers and processors should be held to strict humane codes. But we're talking about animals here, and until they can register at DP and join in this discussion....