If they are 'humanoid' i'd argue yes. For instance, the little kid in AI
If they are without conscious thought, then it's fine IMO. I mean, he's fine eating a hamburger too.
I think back to my father. As a farmer, he had a natural understanding for the Earth. I remember him telling me this world is capable of providing for all its creatures. Even now, with so many more people, there exists enough food for everyone.
"The problem," Pa used to say, "is people. As far back as we go, we've always had problems with sharing. Seems everyone's too busy holding on to what they've got to care how their neighbors are doing."