Matsuoka and Sorenson (2013) contend that animals exist to serve human needs. Such needs include, for example, food, wealth maximization and companionship. As such, the human-animal relationship is influenced by the superiority of humans over animals. While animals are also social, Matsuoka and Sorenson (2013) view animals as not capable of thinking. This leaves humans in an advantageous position in terms of exploiting animals. Because animals cannot think for themselves, it is an opportunity for humans to take advantage of the situation. This has resulted in a situation where mankind does not exercise discretion in their relationship with animals. They tend to make arbitrary decisions, and in most cases, such decisions serve to benefit the humans while ignoring the needs of animals (Pacelle, 2015).
Around the world, animals are used as a source of food without their permission. In their relationship with humans, they are treated like slaves and denied their rights. On the other hand, while humans emphasize the bill of rights, animals are ignored and their rights infringed because they lack awareness regarding equal rights. In this regard, those who exploit animals for their needs are informed by the fact that animals are only social being, but incapable of critical thinking or views. In a relationship where humans domesticate animals, it is evident that humans have more privileges than animals. For example, the conditions in which animals are kept are deplorable while humans live in better conditions.