Vote for Animal Bill of Rights: Ideas for Change In America

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Ideas for Change in America is a national competition to select the best ideas from across the country and turn them into reality.

Provide Legal Protections for Animals Through the Animal Bill of Rights

In this country animals are still considered “property” according to the law- in most cases no different than a table or chair. Through the Animal Bill of Rights, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to show Congress a groundswell of support for legislation that protects animals and recognizes that, like all sentient beings, animals are entitled to basic legal rights in our society.

The Right of animals to be free from exploitation, cruelty, neglect, and abuse.

The Right of laboratory animals not to be used in cruel or unnecessary experiments.

The Right of farm animals to an environment that satisfies their basic physical and psychological needs.

The Right of companion animals to a healthy diet, protective shelter, and adequate medical care.

The Right of wildlife to a natural habitat, ecologically sufficient to a normal existence and self-sustaining species population.

The Right of animals to have their interests represented in court and safeguarded by the law of the land.

– Animal Legal Defense Fund Jan 20 @ 01:31PM PST

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2 Responses to Vote for Animal Bill of Rights: Ideas for Change In America

  1. BeenAround says:

    Is this effort about lessening cruelty or more about lawyers getting the right to bigger judgments when they target suburban veterinary hospitals and small pet food companies?

    And who will be telling me what a healthy diet and adequate medical care is? How will the dominant consensus be forced upon those that disagree?

    Can the U.S. government be sued for sending jobs out of this country via NAFTA and WTO, depriving both ‘guardians’ and animals of these ‘rights’?

    “The Right of companion animals to a healthy diet, protective shelter, and adequate medical care.””

    Or will just the deprived guardians be sued or their sentient beings taken away if they cannot afford chemotherapy or do not choose that form of treatment?

  2. 3catkidneyfailure says:

    That’s exactly what a legal system is for, Been Around. To give precise definition to all the issues
    you bring up. What is pet medical malpractice? Do companion dogs and cats have the right not to be poisoned by commercial pet food? Those exacting legal
    definitions have yet to be ironed out in courts and legislatures and Congress. As it stands now, my pet has the legal right to be replaced at cost for wrongful death. I believe pets and pet owners deserve better. And this Animal Bill of Rights is only a start.

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