Animals and rights

"I REJECT all talk about animals having the same rights as human beings, all talk about our having no moral right to kill or control them, all talk of their being perhaps better than we, all talk of the only division between us and them being the fact that they are “dumb”; which they are not." 

~G.K. Chesterton: “Undergraduate Ragging,” in the Illustrated London News. (Dec. 28, 1907)