Basic Animal Rights Issues
By Doris Lin, About.com Guide
- Meat, Animal Agriculture and Veganism
- Vivisection - Dissection, Experimentation and Testing
- Animal Law
- Widlife Management
Meat, Animal Agriculture and Veganism
With nine billion animals being slaughtered for human consumption in the US every year, animal agriculture is the biggest issue in the animal rights movement today. Campaigns focus on abolishing specific cruel practices as well as advocating veganism.
- Factory Farming FAQ
- What is the Solution to Factory Farming?
- Arguments For and Against "Humane" Meat
- What's Wrong with Eating Fish?
- What's Wrong with Cage-Free Eggs?
Vivisection - Dissection, Experimentation and Testing
Vivisection is literally the cutting of a living being, including dissection, medical research, and testing of cosmetics and household products.
- Vivisection FAQ
- What are Cruelty-Free Products, and Where Can I Buy Them?
- What is the LD50 Test?
- What is the Draize Test?
An average of 40 animals is required to make one fur coat. Whether the animal is trapped in the wild, bludgeoned on an ice floe, or bred on a factory farm, fur represents death and suffering.
Not actually a single area of law practice, animal law encompasses a variety of issues, including animal cruelty, pet trusts, custody battles, housing, humane agriculture laws, and wildlife protection. The information on this website is not legal advice and is not a substitute for legal advice. For legal advice, please consult an attorney.
- How can I find an animal lawyer?
- What does an animal rights attorney do?
- Why is the term “guardian” preferable to “owner”?
- Why shouldn’t animals be considered “property” under the law?
Issues surrounding wildlife management include hunting, endangered species, and human/wildlife conflicts.