Since a human qualifies as a person and enslaving people is wrong, then no you can't. Most children have little to no understanding of right or wrong until they are taught it, that doesn't mean they are exempt from rights. They are still capable of making moral decisions even if they don't understand the concept. Exactly right. Eating animals is not wrong, it's the natural way of things. But we as higher beings can kill them without needless suffering and ensure they live as free a life as possible before they die. And if an animal is captive for the purposes of harvesting its resources like eggs, it doesn't have to be stuck in a pen where it barely has the ablity to turn around. Free ranging chickens are far happier than battery farmed ones. A lobster does not have to be boiled alive in order to be eaten, they can be killed humanely. Any animal even a captive ones should live as wild a life as it can. My cat goes out and roams freely and often catches or kills things it finds as it would in the wild. Countires which advocate the de-clawing of pets are hindering the ability of the animal to live a normal life. My cat can't climb trees or fences or go hunting or scratch itself if it has no claws, which is why de-clawing it is wrong.