No, rights exist only within the confines of the human race (and only some human societies uphold them).
Yes, animals are the same as humans in terms of rights.
You only have what rights you take for yourself. I mean, I'd walk over you if I thought I would gain from it.
#TIEBREAKER on my own poll!
No. Rights are God given. Animals do not have "rights," but we have a responsibility to treat them well. For a more detailed look at my views, read Genesis.
No. It's because animals don't have the ability to voice their own rights, so we're doing it for them. After all, we created the laws against animal abuse.
Animals are valuable in themselves, not for human use.
@Forthelulz You are a bad person for saying that, you know that?
People have rights and it is certainly possible that a number of animals qualify as people. However, until we find some way of proving that certain other species of animals can think for themselves and have free will, it's only a possibility and not a certainty. Additionally, it's important to note that humans are still animals, they're not some magic demigods that just dropped out of the sky one day. Humans evolved just like the rest of life on earth.
They have right to a certain extent.
Humans are beings that are capable of empathy. With this distinction that few other creatures posses, we should strive to ensure the rights and happiness of other creatures. Vote for Pedro!
rights don't exist but all sentient beings have some moral value, so harming animals needlessly is wrong.
They are sentient, they have organs and they experience emotion. So yes.