I agree with Xeb to a large degree. I'm not sure I would postulate a number like 1 human >1,000,000 dogs because there is so much context that needs to be explored when you confront a situation like that, but I don't think animal lives are worth as much as human lives. At the same time we do need laws against animal abuse and they should be well-enforced, animals don't deserve to suffer because some human has no conscience. But as humans we are the ones who are most likely right now to accomplish the most amazing things and we need to give ourselves moderated precedence. If that makes me "specieist", so be it.
Everybody good, plenty of slaves for my robot colony?