HANDOUT Topic # 3013 ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANIMAL RIGHTS Animal Welfare: Concept implying that humankind dominion over animals, and, as such, has responsibility for animal well-being. Animal well-being includes minimizing pain, stress, suffering, and deprivation while providing for physiological and behavioral needs. Animal Rights: Concept implying that animals should be used for no other purpose than for the benefit of the animals themselves. The strictest interpretation implies an end to all animal uses including the abolition of the use of animals in science and research, the dissolution of commercial animal agriculture and entertainment, and the total elimination of commercial and sport hunting and trapping. A moderate interpretation may allow the limited use of animals where a mutual benefit between animals and humankind is demonstrated.