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if i was going to write a bill of rights for animals...

Carol  ·  Feb. 18, 2011

it would look something like this.....4 simple rights that i tweeked from the UN's declaration of human rights.

Every domesticated and captive animal has the right to a reasonable standard of living for the health and emotional well-being of himself including appropriate food, housing, companionship, protection from harm, and medical care in the event of sickness, injury, disability, or old age.

Every animal has the right to enjoy quality of life and emotional fulfillment and when necessary, a humane, pain and fear free death.

No animal shall be subjected to abandonment, torture or to cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment, containment or punishment regardless of breed or species.

Every animal has the right to recognition and protection everywhere as a sentient being before the law.

Comments

Priscilla

I love the 4 rights you adopted from UN. I agree that having animal rights will make us more responsible, respectful and compassionate human beings. Very well-said! Thanks.

Linda de J.

I'm not sure if you saw the petition site I attached to one of your blogs. The people running this are not Peta and they have asked for input to change the wording of the legislation.
I think your ideas sound good and wonder if you have submitted them or would be interested in doing so.

Tammy

What's the story on Gilberts tail? Did the vet see
him? Is he okay?
Enquiring minds want to know.

Erin

now if you could get a politician to say that id vote for him (or her) even if they belonged to the ndp! ha! it would be nice if we pulled our head out of our ass and gave animals legal rights, my guess is its too expensive to change the entire food industry. too bad theyve no clue how many people would support that.