IMAGINE: An Animal Bill Of Rights

FUR OUT THE CLOSET:

animal bill of rights

See:  http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=5078    

I recently came across this campaign and as I am a just a vegan and not an abolitionist vegan I happily participated(if you have no idea what I am talking about, please see the deabate @ http://emynow.wordpress.com/2014/04/29/a-debate-in-animal-advocacy-to-be-or-not-to-be-an-abolitionist/).

The message conveyed in this Animal Legal Defense Fund action can only be seen as encouraging.We live in a world where human rights are hard to monitor, so a Bill of Rights for nonhuman animals would be a phenomenon of note.

I am proud to say that South Africa has a Constitution that includes a Bill of Rights (for humans) as follows:

Bill of Rights

Chapter 2Bill of rights (ss 7-39)
  1. Rights
    1. This Bill of Rights is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values…

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