Other animals are NOT put on Earth for our entertainment. They're not objects, they were made to live alongside us and for us to live alongside them. While it is OK to eat some animals, the way we kill them is completely inhumane. If we were to kill a cow for food, do it in the most painless way possible.
First off.... Humans are animals. So the 100% are basically saying they shouldn't have rights, so good job on that one.
Second...Many animals share the same complex emotions as we do. Haven't you ever seen an animal grieve over the loss of the dead?
Animals haven't destroyed the entirety of their population...Which humans have, so how are we so much smarter than them?
Animals were put on the Earth for us and are not equal to us therefore should not be allowed the same rights as us of course. If animals were not meant to be eaten then why does pig and cow smell so delicious when they burn? Its because their purpose is to be our food.
For millions of years hominid creatures, such as ourselves, have fed, ate, and survived by eating animals. Had humans not learned to hunt and prepare meat for food, many of us would not be here today. Furthermore, meat provides nutrients that our bodies require. For that reason alone, animals should not be given the same rights as humans.
We are kidding about this right? Even those who live by an intense biblically based set of principles are well aware that the raising and utilizing of animal livestock as a food source for humans is acceptable and has been for centuries. Those who foster a more Darwinian set of attitudes still must admit that the cave dwellers of our world, once hunted and killed animal species to nourish themselves. Declaring oneself personally vegetarian is all fine and good, but to insist upon those eating habits for others and therefore advocating animal rights similar to those afforded human beings is quite unrealistic.