Top Ten Animal Rights Issues

The Veiled Life: Animals of Unseen Crimes

Today I would like to share the top ten animal rights issues based on their order on About.com.

1. Human Overpopulation

Overpopulation

The human population on Earth is above 7 billion people, according to the world population clock, and it is continuing to grow. This is a major threat to animals and the environment. The actions of humans result in taking away the rights of animals. As the population grows, humans are taking more land for themselves, destroying the natural habitats of animals in ways such as cutting down forests, building cities and roads, polluting the land, etc. Humans also take animals from their natural habitats and put them in unnatural ones such as at the zoo or on circus trains. The more people there are, the more animals are being killed for food. Species are being wiped out because of human hunting and poaching.

2. Property Status of Animals

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Action Alert on baby Bears, Tigers and Bears

Exposing the Big Game

Baby Lions, Tigers, and Bears Are Not Stuffed Toys

Across the country, the public can pet, feed, pose with, and play with wild animals at malls, fairs, and roadside zoos for fees ranging from $10 to $500. To facilitate such unsafe handling, baby tigers, lions, bears, and primates are pulled from the care of their protective mothers shortly after birth.

When the baby animals can no longer be used as play props, or for photographs — sometimes after just a few months — they are often discarded at shoddy roadside zoos, sold into the pet trade, or killed for their meat. This cycle of breeding, exploiting, and then dumping baby animals puts animals at risk and endangers the public.

In response to a legal petition from a coalition of animal protection and conservation organizations — including The HSUS — the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requesting comments on whether…

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Gored Utah Man Finds Out That Payback Really Is Hell

Our Compass

 

Written by Christina Matthies

Imagine your legs giving out as something sharp tears through your skin, shredding muscle and penetrating bones. Your heart races with panic as you see your own blood. You feel yourself growing weak, and you try to catch your breath, but you can’t move.

This is what deer, elk, moose, and other animals experience when they are shot down by hunters every year all over the U.S. And it’s exactly what Utah hunter Bradley Greenwood felt when he slipped and was gored in the face and neck on the antlers of a 700-pound elk he’d killed only moments before.

Greenwood isn’t the only hunter who’s hurt himself drooling over a “big rack.” With plans to place a billboard in Vernal, Utah, that shows an elk with blood dripping from his antlers and reads, “Payback Is Hell. Leave Animals Alone!” PETA is bringing attention to the…

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