Your kids are going to be owned. What about their kids? You're intelligent beings. When will it end?
The chimps were intelligent, but sociopaths. There are intelligent computers. Intelligence by itself is not enough.
We first must show that we can understand and uphold the duties and responsibilities of a citizen. And that under most circumstances, we can be trusted.
I have great faith in my species, but leaving us alone with the Thanksgiving turkey is asking for trouble.