The Rights of Animals

I’ve been reviewing a draft of some new Rhode Island animal treatment regulations.

….also been listening to some talks/lectures on human rights and civil law.

…also, through a series of events ‘beyond my control’, I’ve experienced some grotesque abuse of civil law (in my opinion).

My conclusion is that animals have been in trouble for some time, and animal ‘regulations’ are not going to help much.

In certain specific examples, animal regulations certainly might halt an abuser, but the broader problem is  – in the animal husbandry industry – the generally accepted approaches for the care of animals is driven by a human need to profit more than the common sense of animal care.

What animals need are not ‘rights’… but proper care. Proper care will only result from religiously sound beliefs about animals.