The bond between Human and Animal is sacred and pure, a bond like no other. It is something that shouldn't be abused or taken advantage of, but cherished. To abuse and exploit animals is to completely destroy their trust in us. They are not here for us to use like slaves or treat like garbage. They live, breathe, think and feel just like us. So what gives us any right to decide who lives and who dies? who eats and who starves? who deserves rights and who doesn't? Surely if we are all sentient beings we are equals, so as equals, do we not all deserve equal rights.Year after year, millions upon millions of animals are slaughtered, abused, neglected and brutally murdered. Right in the hands of man. For our coats, cosmetics, furniture, office supplies, food, entertainment...the list just goes on. All of it for things that could, and some already do, use alternate materials. It's time for this abuse to stop! It's time we, as decent human beings, remember exactly what it means to be human!