How many people here think that animals are equal to humans? I am of the belief that animals, pets, are property and nothing close to being human. I am bringing this up because of a thread in one of the local forums i surf where a couple people keep referring to their dogs as their kids. I find this to be wildly ubsurd. Just wondering if i'm the only one around that believes that an animals life is no were close to equal that of a human's life, much less my kid's life.