ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS . . .
Let us first state the definition of "Sentience"
What exactly makes human beings sentient and animals looked on as property, "not sentient" Aren't we intelligent enough now, in the 21st century to realize, that yes, like human beings, animals have all the 5 senses we do.
They see, hear, smell, taste and touch. They bleed as we bleed, feel pain as we feel pain. Not only physical, but emotional as well. They are Aware of themselves. Are capable of emotions:
anger, sadness, love, joy, happiness, grief.
They have minds that are intelligent, capable of learning, thinking, figuring out how to do things. They have a language, just has we do. Although we may not understand their language. That does not make it any less valid. They, understand each other. And it seems, often understand us and our language far better than we are capable of understanding theirs.
And so it stands to reason. That only the Arrogance of humanity, can justify "using", "owning", "looking upon" animals as property, to be done with however we choose. The time has come for this to change. Human beings are not "Better" than "animals" . We are merely "Different". And there is no longer a justification to interfere with their right to life.