Every living creature deserves the right to live its life. Just because we are more advanced mentally than any creature here on Earth, that doesnt
give us the right to take the life of animals, to test on them or to kill there living places.
A request of this years parties stands on animals right was sent. Here is the answers.
As president, would you take any of the following executive actions?
• Halt the use of cruel and indiscriminate steel-jawed leghold traps for commerce or recreation on national wildlife refuges? _X_ yes ____ no
• Make enforcement of the federal law (Section 26 of the Animal Welfare Act) against animal fighting a priority within the USDA? _X_ yes ___ no
• Provide adequate funding for enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, Horse Protection Act, and Humane Slaughter Act? _X_ yes ___ no
• Establish a national Humane Farming Commission to examine animal welfare issues in American agriculture? _X_ yes ____ no
• Take strong stands against commercial whaling at the International Whaling Commission meeting, including a ban on Makah whaling? ___ yes _X_ no
NOTE: I have consistently opposed commercial whaling. At the same time the U.S. commitment to Native Americans must be honored.
Puppy Mills. While millions of healthy and adoptable animals are euthanized for lack of enough suitable homes, the commercial dog breeding industry
continues to produce millions of dogs in substandard environments, on operations commonly referred to as “puppy mills,” for the pet trade. Legislation
in Congress would create a "3 strikes and you're out" policy to shut down chronic violators of the Animal Welfare Act and to establish new rules to
stop overbreeding of dogs and the breeding of the animals before they can safely breed. WILL YOU SUPPORT ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS CHRONIC
ANIMAL WELFARE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH PUPPY MILLS? _X_ yes ___ no Animal fighting. Dogfighting and cockfighting are massive underground industries,
with millions of dogs and birds bred for fighting and placed in pits to fight to the death. While the Congress banned any interstate transport or
imports or exports of animals for fights, penalties remain weak and insufficient to deter animal fighting enthusiasts. WILL YOU SUPPORT ADOPTION OF
FELONY-LEVEL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE FEDERAL ANIMAL FIGHTING LAW? _X_ yes ___ no Laboratory Animals. Of all of the animals used in research,
95% of them are mice, rats, and birds. Though they feel pain just as other warm-blooded animals do, these animals are not covered by the humane care
standards established under the Animal Welfare Act. WILL YOU SUPPORT THE INCLUSION OF BIRDS, RATS, AND MICE IN ANIMAL WELFARE ACT ENFORCEMENT? _X_ yes
___ no .
(It looks to me that Kerry is all for animals rights, again actions speak louder than words
I think I can quickly triage the readers of this page into three groups:
Those who are already animal-rights supporters. (a small percentage of the population, but I suppose disproportionately represented here)
Those who satisfied to continue to eat meat and support livestock agribusiness. (The great majority of the population, I'm sure, but probably less
likely to be reading this.)
Those few who may actually be influenced by animal-rights arguments.
Of those in the second group, those who are satisfied with the situation as it is now, I believe that 90% of their reasoning comes down to "I like to
eat meat." To be honest we should clarify that as, "I like to eat meat, and I don't care how much suffering I'm responsible for."
It seems to me that Animal Rights issues are a very clear demonstration of the doublethink so prevalent in human affairs --
Raising and killing animals for food plainly involves a great deal of cruelty.
Raising animals for other purposes (eggs, milk, etc.) plainly also involves a great deal of cruelty.
The purchase of animal-based foods plainly supports a great deal of cruelty.
Most people are not particularly cruel and do not wish to be or to seem cruel.
It is therefore generally and firmly believed that the animal-foods industries are not in fact cruel.
I can not find One statment by GWB on animal rights. But I did find someone else who cares.
John Galt jr.
Q. Where do you stand on the issues of animal abuse, animal rights, the inhumanity of modern-day factory farming and our insane use of putting animal
byproducts into everything even though there are cruelty free alternatives?
A. Modern day farming is ridiculous, mass production puts the entire food supply at great risk. Packing and packaging plants producing amazing about
of products are inherently the hardest places to keep sanitary. The result mass sickness when they screw up...
I do support PETA and the SPCA, but I also believe they take things too far at times...
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