That is purposely missing the point to disagree. It does not matter if they are fictional. Then Ash and the others according to that logic also have no rights in their own world "because in our world they are not alive". It is really basic, self-explanatory psychology. They are conscious. They are alive and treating them like second-class is horrible. No one asks to be born, no matter which way.
Originally Posted by Wednesdayz
Pokémon Pearl: Pokédex: Seen: 493/Caught: 493, Hours: 670
Started: June 2nd 2009
Pokémon Black 2: Pokédex: Seen 649/Caught: 649, Hours: ~ 170
Started: October 11th 2012
Pokémon Master Cecelia - she wants to be the very best like no one ever was.