Should man be classified as an animal?

Yes, according to me, and a lot of others, and no according to yet others. This is a difficult point to deal with, because some believe that humans are not animals in spite of having to eat and excrete, breath air, sleep, and a whole slew of other behaviors that we share with animals. Some people claim that humans are different because they have souls, but this is not a proven fact, so it has no bearing.