I've got to check my Pocket Constitution copy...but that certainly is one whale of a question.
The thing is, folks like me and...well, my Metis medicine man friend, Red Elk--consider ALL critters to be people. BUT that doesn't mean we here at the Border Fort treat the Coyote People and, say, the Rattlesnake People EXACTLY alike, now does it?
(The question mark is entirely rhetorical.)
Sorry about answering a question with a question. I hate that.