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  Animal rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Animal rights is the concept that all or some animals are entitled to possess their own lives; that they are deserving of, or already possess, certain moral rights; and that some basic rights for animals ought to be enshrined in law.
He argues that, because the moral rights of humans are based on their possession of certain cognitive abilities, and because these abilities are also possessed by at least some non-human animals, such animals must have the same moral rights as humans.
Switzerland passed legislation in 1992 to recognize animals as beings, rather than things, and the protection of animals was enshrined in the German constitution in 2002, when its upper house of parliament voted to add the words "and animals" to the clause in the constitution obliging the state to protect the "natural foundations of life...
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Animal_rights   (4486 words)

 Animal liberation movement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The animal liberation movement or animal rights movement, also sometimes called the animal personhood movement, is the worldwide movement of individual activists, academics, lawyers, campaigns, and organized groups who oppose or engage in direct action against, the use of non-human animals in research, as food, as clothing, or as entertainment.
Animal rights activists argue that animals appear to have value in law only in relation to their usefulness or benefit to their owners, and are awarded no intrinsic value whatsoever.
In 2002, rights for non-human animals were enshrined in the German constitution when the words "and animals" were added to the clause obliging the state to respect and protect the dignity of human beings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Animal_rights_activism   (1921 words)

 The universal declaration of animal rights
The ascription of moral and legal rights to animals, and their enshrinement in a United Nations Declaration of Animal Rights is the logical and inevitable progression of this principle.
Animals may not be able to express their interests in our language, or explicitly claim their rights from us, but the existence of their interests is beyond question.
Animals have been denied rights not because of any meaningful or relevant distinction between human and non-human, but for the same reason that human beings have been and continue to be denied rights: because ascribing them rights threatens the freedom of those in power.
www.uncaged.co.uk /declarat.htm   (1636 words)

 10 Reasons for Animal Rights and Their Explanation
The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us.
But not the philosophy of animal rights, whose highest principle is that of justice: No one has a right to benefit as a result of violating another's rights, whether that "other" is a human being or some other animal.
When the philosophy of animal rights triumphs, however, and people become vegetarians, we need not fear that there will be billions of cows and pigs grazing in the middle of our cities or in our living rooms.
www.cultureandanimals.org /animalrights.htm   (3219 words)

 Animal Rights Watch Maintained by Derek Coons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Animal rights means recognizing that animals are living sentient creatures with interests of their own, not objects to be exploited by humans.
It means that animals' interests should be respected, and that the enslaving, eating, wearing, and torturing of animals by humans is wrong.
This results in hellish lives for animals who have to deal with severe confinement, mutilations done with no anesthesia (such as debeaking, castration, and tail docking), horrible living conditions, disease, shipping in extreme temperatures, and finally their own execution at the slaughterhouse.
www.zmag.org /animal_rights_watch.htm   (466 words)

 ::: Animal Rights Malta.com :::
Animal Rights Malta.com is against the unnecessary slaughter of non-human animals for food or clothing, vivisection, the abuse of non-human animals for entertainment, hunting, trapping and fishing, and all forms of animal abuse.
Animal Rights Malta.com also actively supports Maltese animal protection organisations, by giving them free coverage on the website, and advertising fund-raising events and activities.
Note: At Animal Rights Malta, we try to avoid speciesist language as much as is practically possible, and encourage you to do likewise.
www.animalrightsmalta.com   (181 words)

 The Environment Directory - Animals:Animal Interest Groups:Animal Rights
Animal Rights Advocates of Western New York - Non-profit group dedicated to the opposition to animal cruelty and abuse.
The Animal Rights Blog - This blog was created in order to bring into consciousness the sad reality of animal rights around the world in the 21st century.
University of Minnesota - Student Organization for Animal Rights (SOAR) SOAR is a student group at the University of Minnesota working to educate people about animal rights, including the cruelty of modern animal farming using animals for entertainment, and the health and environmental benefits of vegetarianism.
www.webdirectory.com /Animals/Animal_Interest_Groups/Animal_Rights   (928 words)

 Animal Rights and Animal Protection Organizations working to end animal abuse and animal cruelty
animals have the right to live their lives free of exploitation.
objectives are to improve the welfare of farm animals, increase the safety of meat, milk, and eggs...
MARS is a group of University of Michigan students devoted to the cause of animal rights..
www.greenpeople.org /animalrights.htm   (1829 words)

 Animal Rights
Animal rights is a topic that very often gets forgotten about.
I believe that animals deserve to live according to their own natures, without harm, abuse, or exploitation.
It has been shown that animals are capable of feeling pain, fear, hunger, thirst, loneliness, and kinship.
www3.sympatico.ca /taniah/animal   (122 words)

 ANIMAL RIGHTS ENCYCLOPEDIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ethical foundations of animal rights The Animal Rights Library Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on The Moral Status of Animals The Center on...
Animal rights, or animal liberation, is the movement to protect animals from...
with the sexual vigor implied in the symbol of the male animal.
www.nucleus-metal.de /animalrightsencyclopedia-4522   (216 words)

 Animal Rights and Rescue: Far North Coast NSW, Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Animal Rights & Rescue Group is a non-profit volunteer organisation.
The Animal Rights and Rescue group, rescue homeless or unwanted animals, provide them with care and shelter until suitable homes can be found for them.
We urgently need to build a shelter, to give the animals a greater chance of finding a permanent family in a shorter timeframe and also take some of the burden off our wonderful 'foster carers'.
www.animalrights.org.au   (459 words)

 Animal Rights Hawai'i - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Animal Rights Hawai'i needs Your support to continue to work on behalf of defenseless animals.
Animal Rights Hawai'i is composed of a dedicated group of community service volunteers that strives to eliminate animal suffering wherever it's found, especially here in Hawai'i.
We are opposed to the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment.
www.animalrightshawaii.org   (321 words)

 Stop Animal Rights Madness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first web ring uniting those who oppose Animal Rights philosophy and promote Animal Welfare, covering all the issues, including pet ownership, medical research, hunting, fishing, agriculture, wildlife management, etc. See what the AR philosophy is really about, their hidden agendas, finances, anti-humanity philosophy and more.
A united voice against Animal Rights Extremism is louder than a single cry in the wilderness.
Animal rights activists are basically making things up to support their cause.
r.webring.com /hub?ring=stopar   (985 words)

 Animal Rights - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The militant animal rights group SHAC has one goal: Cripple a lab that tests (and kills) dogs and monkeys.
A Harvard professor says science itself proves that such animals as parrots, apes and elephants should be considered persons with legal rights.
In his new book, animal rights law professor Steven Wise argues that chimps are persons too.
dir.salon.com /topics/animal_rights   (332 words)

 Best Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, and Humane Pet Treatment websites
Animal Aid - Based in the UK, this group focuses on animal rights issues in Britain and Europe.
Get the full stories on animal rights campaigns in the U.S. The International Fund for Animal Welfare has ongoing campaigns in several countries, seeking to protect a diverse group of animals ranging from penguins to African elephants.
World Animal Net Campaign offers tools and background information on global animal rights issues Check out their large searchable database of animal protection societies, or subscribe to a WAN email list.
www.care2.com /channels/ecoinfo/animal   (600 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Special report: animal rights
September 2: A woman admitted intimidating the co-owner of a guinea pig farm which was targeted for six years by animal rights activists.
July 31: Eight Asian elephants whose transfer to Australia was blocked by animal rights activists in June departed from a Thai airport.
July 29: Animal rights activists have threatened to film this year's 'conger cuddling' competition and launch a national campaign against it, prompting the RNLI to ban the conger fun.
www.guardian.co.uk /animalrights/0,11917,687263,00.html   (527 words)

 Institute for Animal Rights Law
While Institute for Animal Rights Law's mission has not changed with the advent of the electronic age of websites and email, our method of communication must necessarily change in order to benefit from these new technologies.
One caveat: neither the information provided on this website, nor the email responses to inquiries given by Institute for Animal Rights Law, should be considered substitutes for face-to-face legal advice obtained from one's own attorney.
Still, it is Institute for Animal Rights Law's hope that what will be provided through these electronic formats will continue to advance the goal of obtaining and securing legal rights for animals.
www.instituteforanimalrightslaw.org   (402 words)

 AVAR - The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SB 1578 is sponsored by the California Animal Association, a coalition of 15 animal protection groups of which AVAR is a founding member.
The Association of Veterinarians for Animal Rights actively works toward the acquisition of rights for all nonhuman animals by educating the public and the veterinary profession about a variety of issues concerning nonhuman animal use.
AVAR operates under the premise that all nonhuman animals have value and interests independent of the values and interests of other animals, including humans.
www.avar.org   (271 words)

 Animal Rights Web Ring
This activism comprises a miraculous system of scalar learning which we've discovered (in infants and animals) and are teaching and sharing with activists around the world, in many domains of endeavor and rescue.
We seek to strengthen and enforce laws against animal crimes, and advocate the successful prosecution of those who perpetuate crimes against animals.
ETERNAL TREBLINKA by Charles Patterson, Ph.D. ETERNAL TREBLINKA: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust, by Charles Patterson, Ph.D. (New York: Lantern Books, 2002), is about the common roots of animal and human oppression and similarities between how the Nazis treated their victims and how modern society treats animals.
t.webring.com /hub?ring=ar   (2134 words)

 -= Animal Rights Online =-
The animals are very dear to our hearts, and it saddens us whenever we learn of any cruelty, exploitation, and abuse toward them.
Animals are subject to dismemberment and death in staged dogfights and cockfights.
It focuses on animals, and related issues such as vegetarianism and the environment.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/1395   (432 words)

 Animal Rights (Harpers.org)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced a global boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The Animal Liberation Front set 10,000 minks free near Seattle; all but 1,000 were caught within a day.
One of the Britons released from Guantánamo Bay charged that he was tortured physically and psychologically.
www.harpers.org /AnimalRights.html   (343 words)

 ALDF: Animal Legal Defense Fund | Animal Law
The Animal Legal Defense Fund has produced a first-of-its-kind report comparing the animal protection laws of each state in the country.
Animal hoarding is a widespread phenomenon that is the source of more and more animal cruelty cases every day.
The health hazards to the animals can range from blindness (due to toxic ammonia in the air from unremoved urine) and skin ulcers, to debilitating emaciation, dehydration...
www.aldf.org   (488 words)

 Animal Concerns Community
The animal rights group LAV says the most effective method is to feed them less...
Animal Concerns is a project of the EnviroLink Network, a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
The Animal Concerns Community is a project of the EnviroLink Network, a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental and animal rights/welfare resources since 1991.
www.animalconcerns.org   (266 words)

 Amazon.com: Animal Rights: Music: Moby   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
So it took guts to make an album like Animal Rights which is wrought with speed metal that sounds like it was recorded after a full day of Vivarin and coffee.
Of course, Animal Rights does its best to stay as musical as possible while it beats you over the head with its angst.
I could have done without all the pontificating in the liner notes and the pleading message, "please listen to Animal Rights in its entirety at least once", however nice a gesture it was.
www.amazon.com /Animal-Rights-Moby/dp/B000002HP1   (1643 words)

 Jim Powlesland's Hunting Page
Russell and Nicholl dissect the bible of the animal rights movement.
Richard Nelson on animal "rights" as ecological nonsense.
To educate and promote all animal related sports and help anyone else under attack by AR organizations.
www.acs.ucalgary.ca /~powlesla/personal/hunting/rights   (194 words)

 BUBL LINK: Animal rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Topics include animal testing, circus animals, cruelty-free shopping, dissection, farm animals, fur and trapping, international animal rights organisations, racing, rodeos, and vegetarianism and veganism.
Essays covering four key areas relating to animal rights, namely factory farms, laboratory experimentation, the fashion industry (fur and leather), and the entertainment industry.
Database of animal protection societies searchable by activity such as cat, bird, dog or horse protection, animals in entertainment, experimentation, farm animals, fur, genetic engineering, marine animals and wildlife conservation.
bubl.ac.uk /link/a/animalrights.htm   (411 words)

 Books on Animal Rights
Facts and photos on farms that mass produce animals for meat, milk, and eggs.
Effects of farming on animals, humans and the environment.
A practicing barrister argues for Animal Rights from the legal standpoint.
www.veganism.com /books.html   (1105 words)

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