What Are Animal Rights?
The main idea behind the animal rights movement is that all animals should be treated humanely and spared from pain, suffering or murder.These ideas started becoming popular in the 19th century, and today groups such as Peta,Animal Law Coalition and others maintain this focus.
How Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Differ?
These two groups have similar ideas, nonetheless animal welfare groups focus on animals being treated in a humane way.Animal Welfare maintains its focus on an animal not suffering during production and slaughter for human consumption.Animal Rights supporters believe that there is no humane way to kill an animal.
Animal Rights Movement.
This movement dates back to the 19th century and thanks to the works of Arthur Schopenhauer and Henry Salt, an awareness toward living beings and animal issues was brought to light.
In the 1970’s Richard Ryder, an Oxford psychologist introduced the word ” speciesism” which is an assignment of different values to beings based on their species.
In 1975, Peter Singer wrote “Animal Liberation”- a reference book for activists-used at Princeton University-bioethics course.
Other Great Books Essential to The Animal Rights Movement are:
James Rachel’s- Created From Animals:The Moral Implications of Darwinism Amazon
-Tom Regan’s-The Case for Animal Rights. Amazon
Animal Law Coalition
“Animal Law Coalition works to stop animal cruelty and suffering through legislation, administrative agency action, and litigation. ALC offers legal analysis of the difficult and controversial issues relating to animals. Join ALC and together we can take action for animals nationally and in your state and community.” Animal Law Coalition
” Our measure is narrowly crafted to make the worst types of cruelty to companion animals a felony — such as maliciously or intentionally burning, crushing, suffocating, impaling and dismembering animals — but all other types of cruelty still would be covered by the existing North Dakota statute. The measure is limited to dogs, cats and horses, so it does not have any impact on agriculture, hunting or other legal activities. If the legislature wants to follow up by strengthening other areas of the law in the future, they can do so with a simple majority vote.” North Dakotans to Stop Animal Cruelty.
Center For Animal Law Studies
Animal World USA
“Animal World USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals and is working with organizations, decision makers and the public-at-large to bring about awareness as to the plight of the animals of our world. Our mission is to create a better understanding and underscore respect for all the planet’s precious creatures through a strengthening of communities. Mobilizing citizens, working with schools, youth groups, shelters, and governors in each state, Animal World USA is creating a new direction to advance the greater good through exciting progressive strategies that are creating a movement.” Animal World USA
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