If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
Animals don't have a voice, so I think it is our job to give them one.
Having a baby can be a scream.
Souls are God's jewels.