Animal Rights and Welfare 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… Animal Rights and Welfare • What is Vivisection? • Animals should not be used for experiments Animal Rights and Welfare • Animal Rights Legislation and Orgs. • 1641- The Body Liberties Pass • 1828- First Anticruelty Law passed in New York • 1866 - formed- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals • 1867 - Horse Protection Act Amended • 1906 Animal Transportation Act • 1958 Animal Humane Slaughter Act Animal Rights and Welfare • 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 Animal Rights and Welfare • Rights and Act Cont. • 1964- The New Factory Farming Industry Published • 1966- Public Law 89-544 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 Animal Rights and Welfare • 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 Animal Rights and Welfare • Groups • ASPCA • (ALF) Animal Liberation Front • (PETA) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Animal Rights and Welfare • 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 Animal Rights and Welfare • 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? Animal Rights and Welfare • 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….. Animal Rights and Welfare • 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.