Animals help make people live longer! They should have at least some protection. My dog, cats and guinea pigs are my best friends and I believe that they should be protected as such! I am not saying that chimps should vote or anything, but I think that they should at least have more protection than now!
No, animals should not have rights. First of all what exactly do you want? Do you want to hire mercenaries for your pet guinea pig? I am sorry but are likely in the wrong website. I sincerely hope you are joking and that you are not serious. But even if you are joking you do not belong here this is where intelligent and people of intellect come to debate real topics. Not wonder if hamsters should have armored guards.