Every day, thousands of animals suffer from cruel acts including abuse, torture, mutilation, and neglect. State laws treat animals as property instead of living, emotional beings. That’s why the Animal Legal Defense Fund stands for animals as their voice in the courtroom.
Every animal deserves a healthy life, free of cruelty andsafe from abuse. We take that responsibility very seriously—and know you do, too. Together, we can create a world in which the lives and interests of all animals are respected and protected.
OF ANIMAL CRUELTY CASES INVOLVE NEGLECT
ANIMALS ARE VICTIMS OF HOARDING ANNUALLY
OF INNOCENT ANIMALS ARE SLAUGHTERED, TORTURED, MAIMED & ABUSED EACH YEAR
I believe that animals, like all sentient beings, are entitled to basic legal rights in our society. Existing legal protections for animals do not go far enough in shielding all animals from exploitation and abuse by humans. As rights for animals do not currently exist, I urge you to pass legislation in support of these basic rights for animals …
The Right of animals to be free from exploitation, cruelty, neglect, and abuse.
The Right of farmed animals to an environment that satisfies their basic physical and psychological needs.
The Right of animals to have their interests represented in court and safeguarded by the law of the land.
The Right of animals used in laboratories not to be used in cruel or unnecessary experiments.
The Right of wildlife to a natural habitat, ecologically sufficient to a normal existence and self-sustaining species population.
The Right of companion animals to a healthy diet, protective shelter, and adequate medical care.
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