"The logic is faulty--an animal's life is not of the same worth as a human's-- period."
According to what empirical and verifiable source? Ending your opinion with the word "period" doesn't magically turn it into a fact.
It's also not very libertarian of you to lump all animals and all humans into two all encompassing groups... is it?
Who would you rather have back, Lassie or Hitler? ...a random serial rapist or your first family pet? A dog never flipped me off in traffic... but I guess neither did Hitler.
NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.