Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare
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.
George Washington had one, and so did Benjamin Franklin. But if animal extremists have their way, your grandkids won’t.
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…
It’s time to leave the counterpunching to the boxers.
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.”…
“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…
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…
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…
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,…
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.
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 penicillin story: The eight mice that roared
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 gives courts latitude in sentencing animal rights terrorists, but remains largely unused by prosecutors.
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.
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 videotaped the San Dimas Rodeo in October, 2002, then used the tape to charge stock contractor John Growney with cruelty to animals.
“Animal right seems a topic for cranks.”
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.
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.