For example, what about people with severe birth defects or irreversible brain damage? Does that somehow exclude them from the human group? Equality is a moral ideal in this case. The fact that animals cannot perform logical reasoning, or have different types of bodies, skin, and brains, does not negate their equality of beingness. Mankind, in his attempt to remain superior does not recognize other species of beings as worthy of humane treatment. It does not consider that all beings are deserving of equal consideration for having basic needs met. Admittedly, those basic needs are somewhat different in capacity; they still run along the same lines of providing for survival of the being. For example, we all need something to eat, a safe place to live, and companionship. All beings need these things and shouldn't be deprived of them as a result of not measuring up to the standard for humanness. One being is not more important than another. All life was created to be a part of the plan on this planet and an imbalance created by the human animal has begun the destruction of all life here. Animals are fully capable of emotions, desires, and the enjoyment of life. If given the chance they also interact well with the human subspecies under mutually respectful circumstances.