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1 Animal Rights and Welfare

2 Animal Rights and Welfare
What is Animal Welfare? Is the position that animals should be treated humanely What is Animal Rights? Is the position that animals should not be exploited Animals should not be used for food, clothing, etc…

3 Animal Rights and Welfare
What is Vivisection? Animals should not be used for experiments

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Animal Rights Legislation and Orgs. 1641- The Body Liberties Pass 1828- First Anticruelty Law passed in New York formed- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Horse Protection Act Amended 1906 Animal Transportation Act 1958 Animal Humane Slaughter Act

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Animal Acts and Orgs. Cont. 1895- Food Security Act 1989-Farm Animals and Research Facilities Protection Act 1990- Food, Ag, Conservation, and Trade Act Passed 1992- Bush signs Animal Enterprise Protection Act

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Rights and Act Cont. 1964- The New Factory Farming Industry Published 1966- Public Law Laboratory Welfare Act 1970- Animal Right Movement Began First Amendment to the AWA Horse Protection Act Passed 1976 P.L. -Prohibited Animal Fighting Ventures Horse Protection Act Amended

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Important animal rights people Ruth Harrison- published book entitled “Animal Machines: The New Factory Farming Industry” Peter Singer - Wrote publications called “Animal Liberations” and considered founded of animal right movement Henry Bergh - Found ASPCA and drafted the NY State anti-cruelty law Charles Stenholm - Introduced the farm animal research facilities protection act John Orem - doctor that studied the cause of SIDS

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Groups ASPCA (ALF) Animal Liberation Front (PETA) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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Do animals have rights? Some people believe that animals have the same rights as humans. Do you agree? Specieism- Is the term used for belief. Humanize- Is the term used to believe that animals have the same rights as humans

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Should animals be used for food? Should animals be used for experimentation? Should hunting and trapping be allowed? Should animals be allowed for entertainment? Where do we draw the line?

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Assignment What are your views on Animal Rights and Welfare? Do animals have rights? Are the animals in this room wrongfully kept captive? Look at the things in your life that involve animals; the food you ate for lunch, the time you went to the zoo, the clothing are wearing. Write a one page paper explaining your views and expressions on animal right and welfare. Before you do consider these facts…..

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Facts to consider….. There are approximately 2.2 million farms in the U.S. Approx. 97% of farms in the U.S. are family owned. Nearly 16million Americans, about 7% of our population purchased hunting licenses last year. It is estimated that there are more than 16million white-tailed deer in the U.S. Nearly 75-80% of bobwhite quail and dove populations die annually from natural causes even if the bird is not hunted.

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