Well they do have a point. Whens the last time you saw a bunch of masked dogs burning down neighborhoods because their candidate lost an election or one of their own was killed?
Animals are just being animals and cant choose to be anything else. Humans have a choice of whether or not to act like one. Animals cant speak for themselves and are at our mercy. The laws should at least treat them equally. A man beating up another man - at least the guy stands a chance. A man beating up a dog is just pathetic.
No, they don't have a point.
The same violent leftists you describe do not describe all of humanity. Therefore painting all of humanity with that brush and dehumanizing them is bad logic and bad reasoning.
We don't do that with Muslims. We don't do that with gun owners. We don't do that with any other group. We don't even do that with all animals!
I've said it many times - bad philosophy leads to bad results. If the bad philosophy that humans are evil can be allowed to propagate, we will see more violence.
Every bloodthirsty regime on the planet started with a belief of dehumanizing people. Mao. Lenin. Stalin. Pol Pot. Hitler. Every single one of them started with this belief.
It is wrong to animalize (and dehumanize) people. Period. You're not going to convince me of this.
I do agree we should not abuse animals. I would never do that.
On the other hand, we must not humanize animals. That would lead to animals having more rights than people. Do you seriously believe that the totalitarians among us will NEVER let that happen, and NEVER use that situation to rob people of their rights? People have brought up examples in this thread.