jpete wrote:If we can't behave any differently than cats and dogs then I guess there is no hope.
I personally don't think animals have morality or rights for that matter. If they did, then PETA is correct and "meat is murder"
But we do behave differently and the cat behaves differently from the dog, though there are many similarities to humans in behaviour as well as in biology.
Most people think that animals have a right to be treated humanely; I suspect you do too. The animal certainly believes in the right to life.