How can the life of one living sentient being be the property of another? Watching the DxE video where they did an open rescue in San Francisco and people are whining on the news clip that by rescuing the chickens DxE is violating someone's property rights. It is embarrassing to the people ignorant enough to believe that it is okay to own a life.
Slavery is still alive and well, we've just changed the species of the victims. This is 2017, but we are just as barbaric as the Romans were joyfully watching people being torn to shreds by lions. Legally, yes, people have a right to own animal slaves. Morally, animal rights activists have the right to do anything necessary to free animals from these situations should the enslavers refuse to rescind their claim to own a living being. The life of the human denying justice to those animals is not more valuable than the animals whose life he takes. Those involved in animal agriculture have put themselves at war with justice. They cannot ask protection from justice by saying what they are doing is legal. In a society where the laws fail to protect the innocent, those laws must not (I repeat MUST NOT) be followed! Until every cage is empty, no quarter should be given to the enemies of justice who stand in the way of complete liberation!