The more we recognize the capacity to suffer, the harder it is to justify practices that cause suffering - Greggory Moore
Do animals suffer? Do animals know who they are? Do animals enjoy a good meal? Do animals think about what they will do next? Intuitively, you would likely answer yes, of course animals feel and think! Spend one day with a dog or watch a mother cow with her young and you would be hard pressed to deny them these basic emotional and cognitive capacities.
But deny them we have. While, on one level, we know that animals can suffer and can enjoy things in life like we do, on another level, we try to dismiss these capacities in order to justify our use of animals in ways that cause them tremendous suffering. Often enough, that justification has come from scientists who have argued that…
While, on one level, we know that animals can suffer and can enjoy things in life like we do, on another level, we try to dismiss these capacities in order to justify our use of animals in ways that cause them tremendous suffering. Often enough, that justification has come from scientists who have argued that non-human animals lack sentience and/or cognitive sophistication.
We exist to end the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world’s biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action and leave animals off their plates.
horizontal rule Since 1877 the historic American Humane Association has been at the forefront of every major advancement in protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s mission is to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. ALDF accomplishes this mission by filing high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm, providing free legal assistance and training to prosecutors...
A national 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals through the "Certified Humane®" labeling program.
Animals in laboratories suffer regardless of national boundaries, so our experts lobby and work with governments and politicians across the world. Always talking rationally and constructively, we set out the benefits of moving away from cruel and old-fashioned animal experiments. We challenge decision-makers to embrace progressive policy.
Welcome to HumaneWatch. This is a serious and sober effort, and it’s long overdue. Sometimes, non-governmental organizations can also become so powerful that they stop being responsive to the people they’re supposed to serve. And even charities with the best reputations aren’t immune to making mistakes.
The International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals (IAAPEA) was founded in 1969 and is against all experiments, animal testing, vivisection and procedures performed on laboratory animals.
We are Animal Rights Knights fighting for the rights of all animals. Our mission: to spread educational awareness to our generation about being pet responsible, the importance of spay/neuter, shelter adoptions and wildlife conservation.
Because many animal cruelty laws do not protect them, farmed animals are often beaten, mutilated, and painfully slaughtered. Together, we can expose and end this abuse. Join us in helping protect farmed animals by inspiring compassionate food choices and policies.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.
Our mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife — including highly endangered species — in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally.
As you read this, another innocent animal is being abused, neglected or forced to fight. The first step to creating positive change for these animals is recognizing the cruelty that threatens them.
Beyond the need to recognize and put an end to animal cruelty for the sake of the animal victims involved, also important is the very direct connection between animal cruelty and human violence. In response to this crisis, many domestic violence shelters have begun to partner with local animal protection agencies to create "safe havens" for the pets of the human victims.
People who abuse animals are more likely to hurt other people. This is why it’s so important to report animal abuse. Not only will you help the animal, but you will help your community be a safer place for everyone.
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