What exactly is the difference between AR and AW? The
public is confused and Lawmakers are dangerously misled. Well-meaning politicians pass laws they think are to protect animals.
Well-funded politicians pass ARA sponsored laws for other reasons.
Lawmakers must be re-educated, re-programmed. Animal Rights.
Animal Welfare. The terms are not interchangeable.. Mankind is inherently protective and kind to animals. The
Animal Rights Activists (ARA) have an Agenda that capitalizes on our love for animals, twisting the welfare issue to suit
their political agenda.
We must guard against shifting the law to favor animal rights over human rights. To do so would
change our society forever. Under the guise of protecting animals, we are being incrementally stripped of free choice and
freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution.
Europeans lost centuries of tradition when the equestrian sport of fox
hunting was outlawed. The fox is rarely killed yet our British friends lost an important cultural and social activity.
these definitions with friends and family. Is sparing the life of a slaughter animal worth giving up a child’s right
to a best friend? Is a loving, responsive playmate that teaches kindness and lays the foundation for adult responsibilities
to be cast aside in favor of perceived political
correctness? Tell that to your 8 year old!
We asked some of our Legislative experts to define the similar but contradictory
“Animal Rights groups forbid captive animals. They want to ban
all breeding. How are they going to accomplish that if all the animals are running free? Animal Welfare advocates responsible
breeding to reduce genetic health problems and insure loving homes for quality pets. Animals do not have “rights.”
Humans have inalienable rights. One of which is the right to provide for the welfare of all animals, a right the “animal
rights activists” would take from us.” - Shirley Lawler
“Animal Welfare groups want you to treat all animals humanely
but Animal Rights groups want you to set your pets free!” - Nel Liquorman
“Animal Welfare responsibly interacting with animals in entertainment,
industry, sport, recreation and life while prioritizing proper care and management whereas Animal Rights groups say humans
have no right to keep animals for any purpose and they would ban all animal use and ownership.” - Linda Witouski
Our readers also had great insight into the Animal Rights vs Animal
Welfare issue. To make things a little less confusing, especially in print, we have ceased using the acronym AR and
replaced it with the more "pronounceable" and accurate ARA, for Animal
Rights Activists orAgenda,
take your pick!
“HSUS has no shelter facility and does not re-home dogs and cats,
yet claims they are for Animal Welfare. It appears to me that they abuse their own philosophy, in which case they are just
Animal Rights hypocrites with big funds.”
"Animal Rights is but a wolf in sheep's clothing. There are laws
in every state that provide for animal welfare. The whole AR agenda is nothing but a political ruse to steal away human rights."
"PETA and other “Animal Rights” groups say we should
have no captive animals. They should all be free. They want to ban all breeding until the shelters are empty. How are they
going to accomplish no-breeding if all the animals are running free? Talk about an overpopulation problem! Give the AR activist
a big 'stupid sign'."
“Animal Rights” activists want no pet ownership, no captive animals. No research
animals to save human lives. So what they really want is unsupervised, indiscriminate, mass breeding? Just think, Service
and Therapy Animals are carefully bred for specific reasons. They would all be gone."
"We are not guardians, nor are
we stewards. We are responsible pet owners who provide food, shelter, love and companionship to our animals. In return they
give us boundless love, protection, and the same companionship that we give them."
"Animal Rights thinks there should
be no captive animals, for pets, meat, milk, or any use. Animal Welfare feels all animals should be treated humanely, regardless
of their purpose."
"Animals are not humans, therefore they have no human rights despite what the cleverly-named “animal
rights” groups espouse. Animals do not have the right to run free as advocated by PETA and other AR activists. Running
free would spread unchecked disease to the human population."
“Animal Rights believes no one being should own or control another,
all companion and working animals should be freed from our influence. In short no one should have pets. Animal Welfare advocates
believe any animals in our care should be treated humanely."