We exploit them to eat, to wear, to labour, to entertain us, and to learn.
Some of the largest industries in the world rely entirely on them for profit.
The truth is that animals are neither "property" nor "things", but rather living organisms who are worthy of our support, friendship and compassion. They can see, hear, smell and feel, remember and forget, manifest individuality, fidelity, affection, gratitude, sorrow, fear, love, joy, reason, curiosity, imagination, the same as human beings do. Any amount of pain and death is unnecessary and unacceptable.
In 1997 the concept of animal sentience was written into the basic law of the European Union.
2006 - ongoing
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