Essay On Animal Bill Of Rights

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Animal Bill of Rights

Is it moral for animals to be victims of abuse? The Animal Legal Defense Fund has created an Animal Bill of Rights petition to the United States Congress. The Animal Bill of Rights includes the following rights: the right of animals to be free from exploitation, cruelty, neglect, and abuse, the right of laboratory animals not to be used in cruel or unnecessary experiments, the right of companion animals to a healthy diet, protective shelter and adequate medical care, the right of wildlife to a natural habitat, ecologically sufficient to a normal existence and a self-sustaining population, the right of farmed animals to an environment that satisfies their basic physical and psychological needs, and finally the right of animals to have their interest represented in court and safeguarded by the law of the land (Animal Bill of Rights). Animals should have
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A specific way would be when animals are neglected. Because they are neglected, they would need an Animal Bill of Rights to protect them. For example, orcas in Seaworld live in a poor environment. The tank the orcas live in are way too small, especially compared to the ocean the orcas originally live in. This evidence can be found in Cowperthwaite’s documentary, Blackfish. The orcas are being neglected by not being given the proper habitat. Another example of animal abuse is when animals are deprived of the care they need. Pigs are animals that need affection, and if they do not receive it they will become depressed. Not receiving it will also lead to deterioration of health (Rifkin). One more example of this would be elephants being killed for their tusks. Suggested by Jerry Large, the animals are being killed for money. Their ivory tusks hold high values. Because of this, some of their lives are being cut short. Abusing animals in any way goes against moral values. Sadly, this is not the only reason animals are in need of a Bill of
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