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The animal right
On 19 Nov 2006 17:37:11 -0800, "Rachel" wrote:
Animals should have "animal rights" that just like human should
have human right. Do you think this conception apply to current society?
Yes,I think that more and more people pay attention to animals rights
in corrent society.
However,there are still many people abuse their pets or other animals.
It's a pity.
As for me,I hope people can treat animals friendly.
"animal rights" as an objective is a gross mi$nomer in regards to
domestic animals. Though animal welfare people and "aras" both
want the same thing in regards to people's money, they want
completely different things in regards to the animals people are
making donations trying to help. While AW strives to provide decent
lives for domestic animals, "ar" strives to prevent domestic animals
from existing at all. "aras" exploit AW issues in order to obtain millions
of dollars each year to aid in their effort to eliminate the same animals
people are sending them money trying to help:
.. . . Not only are the philosophies of animal rights and animal welfare
separated by irreconcilable differences, and not only are the
practical reforms grounded in animal welfare morally at odds with
those sanctioned by the philosophy of animal rights, but also the
enactment of animal welfare measures actually impedes the
achievement of animal rights.
.. . . There are fundamental and profound differences between the
philosophy of animal welfare and that of animal rights.
.. . . Many animal rights people who disavow the philosophy of animal
welfare believe they can consistently support reformist means to abolition
ends. This view is mistaken, we believe, for moral, practical, and conceptual
.. . . welfare reforms, by their very nature, can only serve to retard the pace
at which animal rights goals are achieved.
.. . .
"A Movement's Means Create Its Ends"
By Tom Regan and Gary Francione
"One generation and out. We have no problem with the extinction of domestic
animals. They are creations of human selective breeding...We have no ethical
obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through
selective breeding." (Wayne Pacelle, HSUS, former director of the Fund for
Animals, Animal People, May 1993)
Tom Regan, Animal Rights Author and Philosopher, North Carolina State
"It is not larger, cleaner cages that justice demands...but empty cages."
(Regan, The Philosophy of Animal Rights, 1989)
AVMA POLICY ON ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANIMAL RIGHTS
Animal welfare is a human responsibility that encompasses all aspects of
animal well being, including proper housing, management, nutrition, disease
prevention and treatment, responsible care, humane handling, and, when
necessary, humane euthanasia.
Animal rights is a philosophical view and personal value characterized by
statements by various animal rights groups. Animal welfare and animal rights
are not synonymous terms. The AVMA wholeheartedly endorses and adopts
promotion of animal welfare as official policy; however, the AVMA cannot
endorse the philosophical views and personal values of animal rights advocates
when they are incompatible with the responsible use of animals for human
purposes, such as companionship, food, fiber, and research conducted for the
benefit of both humans and animals.
"Let us allow the dog to disappear from our brick and concrete
jungles--from our firesides, from the leather nooses and chains
by which we enslave it." --John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An
Examination of A Changing Ethic (Washington, DC: People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA), 1982), p. 15.
"The cat, like the dog, must disappear... We should cut the
domestic cat free from our dominance by neutering, neutering, and
more neutering, until our pathetic version of the cat ceases to
exist." --John Bryant, Fettered Kingdoms: An Examination of A
Changing Ethic (Washington, DC: People for the Ethical Treatment
of Animals (PeTA), 1982), p. 15.
"The vast majority of the financial support for PeTA comes from people who
do NOT subscribe to the complete elimination of animal use." - Dutch