Read his drivel:
The quote below explains everything about Rutton's position and arguments. He is morally blind.
"At the end of the day, there is no moral equivalence between the lives of humans and those of animals."
Similar arguments were given about Blacks in the early 1800s, and certainly have been expressed by almost all races and cultures about all other races and cultures throughout history, usually to justify unbelievable cruelties and injustices.
However, the fight for animal rights and animal liberation really has nothing to do with any concept of moral equivalence. It has to do with kindness, respect and love for all creatures, all sentient beings, "equivalent" or not.
Personally I am against abortion for the same reason, it shows a disrespect for life, although I would reluctantly accept some one's doing abortions for a number of exceptions. I find it much harder to find exceptions in the case of animal experimentation. I see no argument that would compel me to accept any.