Yup, I'm all for the slugs' right to vote and also I support gay swan-marriages...What do animal-rights advocates believe?
That all creatures, from slugs to swans, deserve exactly the same rights, privileges, and dignity as human beings. The 13-word mission statement of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the best known and best funded of the movements many groups, sums it up: Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.
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Yup, I'm all for the slugs' right to vote and also I support gay swan-marriages...
The rest of it is just as inaccurate.
What's inaccurate about that ?Has this idea been influential?
More than most people realize. Over the past two decades, animal-rights activists have steadily lowered the threshold of what society sees as unnecessary cruelty. Since 1990, for instance, statewide animal-rights ballot initiatives have passed 24 out of 38 times, outlawing everything from cockfighting to the use of steel-jawed hunting traps. Many young women today wouldnt even consider wearing a chinchilla or mink coat; in just one recent year, U.S. fur sales dropped by 9.5 percent. Attitudes toward animal research have also changed.
Looks good to me.If public opinion is any indication, the animal-rights movement will continue to gain ground. In May, a Gallup Poll found that 96 percent of Americans believe animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation. A surprising 25 percent said that animals deserved the exact same rights as people.