AnimalsĂ legal rights consist primarily of protection from abuse. There are many animal abuse laws on the books, and recent news stories(like the one about the man who burned a dogĂs tail and went to jail for it(demonstrate that the courts will uphold them. But aside from abuse, neglect, and cruelty, law does not recognize animal rights, nor do animals have rights equal with humansĂ.
Supposing, though, that animals had equivalent rights, how would this change our world? Hunting, which is acceptable even under Biblical guidelines, could be outlawed instead of just regulated as it is now. ChildrenĂs rights could change, too, since children could logically demand legislation at least as protective as that won by animals. Veterinar