Animal Rights


Animal rights is an act to protect animals from being considered the property of humans. It aims to have a more humane treatment of animals as well as an interest in avoiding suffering of animals, including humans. It is aimed at not having animals considered to be pieces of property legally or morally but to be considered as legal persons. It is a person who supports the rights of an animal to live without any harm coming to them at the hands of an human being. Lots of animals have been in question with their rights like the seals, monkeys, animals that have been and are being used for research.

The Law

The law on animal cruelty is different depending on what part of the world you live in. If you have witnesses an abuse then it is important to find out what the rules and laws are in your area. You can find this out by visiting your local Police department or an animal shelter or your local veterinary. In the United States law courses on animals are now being taught. Seventy-nine out of one hundred and eighty schools teach animal law. Critics say that animals do not have the capacity to make their own decisions so therefore cannot enter into a social contract. Regardless, we have the right to protect and care for animals so as owners and humans that can make decisions we must try to stop animal abuse.

What’s Animal Rights

Animal rights is viewed different by people. Animal rights is someone who will support the idea that an animal has the right to live their live without being harmed and hurt by humans. This believe can be practiced in different ways. Some people practice this by eliminating meat from their diets, as we as humans do kill animals for food. These people will become vegetarian. Not everyone takes that measure to support animal rights, some will stop wearing furs and clothing that is made by animals. Finding out what is part of our daily lifestyle and whether it involves the death of a animal or not, and whether animal activists are willing to give it up is all a personal choice when it comes to supporting animal rights. People will define the meaning of animal rights and abuse in different ways depending on their culture, where they live and their morals.

When you suspect a dog or animal is being abused do the following:

  1. Evaluate the situation
  2. Know the signs of abuse and neglect
  3. Report your suspicions
  4. Understand the rights and law in your area
  5. Help to prevent abuse

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