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Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare


What is Animal Welfare and why is it important?

By Patti Strand | Published: 06/10/2014

Some people use the terms animal welfare and animal rights interchangeably, suggesting that they represent the same concerns, principles and practices. But the differences between the two are significant and irreconcilable.



Dog ownership… a cherished American tradition

By | Published: 10/3/2013

George Washington had one, and so did Benjamin Franklin. But if animal extremists have their way, your grandkids won’t.



Disparage – Regulate – Prohibit – Monopolize

By Patti Strand | Published: 09/11/2013

Thirty years ago, animal welfare groups joined forces to wipe out ‘pet overpopulation’ and the resulting shelter deaths caused by indiscriminate breeding. At the time, puppies flooded shelters and animal control agencies, adoption…



From the Skeptic Tank: An Animal Rights Primer

By Dr. Alvin Grossman | Published: 11/20/2012

It’s time to leave the counterpunching to the boxers.



Quotes From the Leaders of the Animal Rights Movement

By Staff | Published: 02/20/2012

Pets and Pet Ownership versus Guardianship “Owning animals is the equivalent of slavery.” Hope Bohanec, In Defense of Animals, AR 2010. “Human care (of animals) is simply sentimental, sympathetic patronage.”…



BOOK REVIEW: HIJACKING OF THE HUMANE MOVEMENT

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

“The humane movement has been hijacked, radicalized, and rerouted. Started more than 100 years ago, it was traditionally concerned with the humane treatment of animals. In the last 20 years, however, it has been taken over…



DISSECTING PETER SINGER: PUTTING THE ANIMAL RIGHTS GURU UNDER A MICROSCOPE

By Adrian Morrison DVM, PhD | Published: 01/15/2012

Foolish, outrageous claims against the necessity or even usefulness of animal-based research are common in animal rights literature. These are as irresponsible as they are silly because they can lead the unwary with a natural, compassionate…



ANIMAL INTERESTS UPSTAGE ACTIVIST EVENTS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Each year, animal rights activists converge on Washington DC in mid-June to demonize animal use and animal users, but this year they had a surprise in store: animal welfare proponents got there first, and they received solid press…



“FUR FREE 2000”: STAGE TWO

By Teresa Platt | Published: 01/15/2012

The “Fur Free 2000” campaign of the Humane Society of the United States has moved to stage two: legislation. As you recall, Christmas 1998 brought the world video clips of a German Shepherd being bled and skinned alive,…



AMERICANS FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS CHALLENGES CELEBRITIES WITH ‘NAKED TRUTH’ ABOUT PETA

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

On December 14, 1996, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals held a party at Paramount Studios to honor celebrities that promote animal rights. Among the honorees were Paul and Linda McCartney and Mary Tyler Moore.



PUT UP OR SHUT UP….

By Phil Clifford | Published: 01/15/2012

What boundless arrogance! This handful of fanatics is dictating what you will eat, what you will wear, how you will spend your money, and the kind of medical care you will receive



THE INHUMANITY OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

By Robert Speth, PhD | Published: 01/15/2012

The penicillin story: The eight mice that roared



BOOK REVIEW: ANIMAL RIGHTS: THE INHUMANE CRUSADE, BY DANIEL T. OLIVER

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/15/2012

Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade by Daniel T. Oliver and the Capital Research Center; distributed by Merril Press, Bellevue, Washington; trade paperback, $14.95



THE ANIMAL ENTERPRISE PROTECTION ACT: A SCIENTIST’S PERSPECTIVE BRINGS THE LAW INTO FOCUS

By Edward Walsh | Published: 01/15/2012

The Animal Enterprise Protection Act gives courts latitude in sentencing animal rights terrorists, but remains largely unused by prosecutors.



A DOMINO TOO FAR: UK GOVERNMENT TELLS ANIMAL RIGHTISTS “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”

By Simon Ward | Published: 01/15/2012

In return for a £100 million donation from animal rights groups, Britain’s Labour government has vowed to eliminate all animal use by humans and transform the land’s remaining pastures into yuppie bedroom communities.



COURT SIDES WITH DDAL INTERPRETATION OF AWA USDA TO APPEAL

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/15/2012

A Washington DC federal court ordered the US Department of Agriculture to begin licensing all dog and cat breeders in the US in a decision handed down in a lawsuit filed by the Doris Day Animal League.



ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS FAIL TO PROVE RODEO CRUELTY

By Cindy Schonholtz | Published: 01/15/2012

Animal rights activists videotaped the San Dimas Rodeo in October, 2002, then used the tape to charge stock contractor John Growney with cruelty to animals.



ANIMAL RIGHTS IS NO LONGER JUST A TOPIC FOR CRANKS

By Irfan Khawaja | Published: 01/15/2012

“Animal right seems a topic for cranks.”



Petland strikes back: slams the humane Society of the United states

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/15/2012

Prompted by allegations from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), NBC recently ran an exposé on Petland, the nation’s largest pet store chain.



SPORTING DOGS CAN COMPETE IN FIELD TRIALS ON PUBLIC LANDS

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on October 12 that the agency would not issue new guidelines for field trials held on public land and would instead revert to the policy outlined in the FWS manual.



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