All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.
When folk say they love animals
They generally mean pets,
They seldom mean a chicken or a hog.
When they tell you they love animals
What they very often mean is
They've a fondness for a pussy-cat or dog.
For they'll fondly pet and pamper,
A canine or a cat,
Yet they'll happily ignore the cruel fate,
Of the multitude of creatures
With distinctly farm-yard features
'Cos it seems they only love them on their plate.