An out of left field here comes My2Cents...
Animal rights? They don't have any, they are creatures of the wild and
thats where they belong as food for man or predators. Animals don't have a
concept of death, expect maybe elephants but its not for the same reasons.
Animals, even humans are in the food chain and its a fact of life.Cruelty to animals is calling them pets and caging them in from their rightful
place in the cycle of the ecology and evolution of species. The radicals idea of
crulety is something they need to look at in themselves. Domesticated animals in
prisons without a purpose is cruelty in my book.