Political Issues: Animal Rights

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF)
Promoting and protecting the rights of animals in Florida has been the mission of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) since 1989. Since our founding, we’ve recognized that change never happens fast enough, and victories are rarely complete, but when we look back we can see that through persistence and patience the situation for animals in Florida has improved.

What Are Animal Rights? wiseGEEK
The term animal rights refers to any action or belief regarding non-human creatures that a person or society sees as proper, moral or legal. People often use the term in reference to the movement toward protecting all living things from human exploitation and abuse.

Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach
The mission of this website is to provide a clear statement of an approach to animal rights that (1) requires the abolition of animal exploitation and rejects the regulation of animal exploitation; (2) is based only on animal sentience and no other cognitive characteristic, (3) regards veganism as the moral baseline of the animal rights position; and (4) rejects all violence and promotes activism in the form of creative, non-violent vegan education.

Animal rights – New World Encyclopedia
Animal rights is a philosophical concept in bioethics that considers animals other than the human species as bearers of rights. This means that animals should have their basic interests taken into consideration which would require humans to avoid animal exploitation in activities such as medical experimentation as well as food and clothing production. The fundamental bioethical question regarding animal rights is whether animals do have rights, and if so, what are those rights.

Cruelty to Animals
Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse or animal neglect, is the human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals, for purposes other than self-defense or survival. More narrowly, it can be the causing of harm or suffering for specific gain, such as killing animals for food or for their fur; opinions differ about the extent of cruelty associated with a given method of slaughter.

List of animal rights advocates
Advocates of animal rights as well as activists for animal liberation hold the view that to deny the most basic needs of sentient creatures ? such as the avoidance of pain ? to non-human animals, on the basis of species membership alone, is a form of discrimination akin to racism or sexism. Many animal rights advocates argue that non-human animals should be regarded as persons and members of the moral community whose interests deserve legal protection.

America for Animals – Stop Animal Cruelty Today
America for Animals is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We empower advocates to promote compassion and fight animal cruelty in the communities where they live. We are headquartered in San Diego, but work with highly skilled volunteers around the world.

Animals and Ethics
What place should non-human animals have in an acceptable moral system? These animals exist on the borderline of our moral concepts; the result is that we sometimes find ourselves according them a strong moral status, while at other times denying them any kind of moral status at all.

Animal Protection By Bill Leon Smith
Moral doubt over the cruel usage of animals has a long history in Philadelphia.

World Animal Protection
We end the needless suffering of animals. We influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda. We help the world see how important animals are to all of us. We inspire people to change animals? lives for the better. We move the world to protect animals.

Animal Ethics
Animal Ethics was formed to provide information and promote discussion and debate about issues in animal ethics, and to provide resources for animal advocates.

Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue
Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue organization which provides a safe haven for over 80 abandoned, neglected and abused dogs, horses and farm animals.

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