Animal rights; where is the law?
by AlexR on February 24, 2015 - 2:23pm
Two animal right activist from the United-States face 10 years of prison and a title of terrorist after being caught releasing mink and foxes from a fur farms. They face charges under the 2006 law where damaging property or profit line of animal businesses can carry terrorism conviction, all without any violence. Kevin Johnson and Tyler Lang will plead for the federal charges to be dismissed. The lawyer of the two defendants claims that the use of the concept of terrorism is not appropriate and is use to stop free speech. The AETA (Anima Enterprise Terrorism Act) was adopted by the congress after a strong lobbying from fur farms and pharmaceutical companies. In United Kingdom, a group of animal right activists filmed what we can describe as “horrible” in a slaughterhouse near London. The footage showed abusive practices including sheep being thrown, and kicked in the face and head. The Food Standards Agency will launch an investigation. In you are an animal abusers, one of the best place for you is Quebec. Law surrounding animal abuse and animal right are vague and weak. According to Pierre Paradis, the province’s Civil Code is about to change. The court will now consider pain and suffering when imposing penalties or fines on abusers. The Agriculture Department will be responsible to carry inspections. In total, 250 inspectors will be in charged to ensure the quality of the treatment of every animal.
Nowadays, animal right is something that takes a lot more importance. In Quebec or across the globe, animals are treated according to how the law want them to be treated. This small essay will treat of three articles from three sources about animal right. The first article is from the CTVnews, the second from the Guardian and the third, from the Global News. In the United-States, law toward animal protections are biased and contradictory. They work in favour of the animal owner, not the inverse. For example, if you free fox from a fur farm where they are mistreated, you get 10 years of jail plus you are branded as a terrorist for life. This law was made to protect the fur farm and/or pharmaceutical companies who use animal for their experimentation. In Quebec, the law that protect animals are weak. People abuse of animal and come out with little penalties. According to Pierre Paradis, time is about to charge. The law will now take into consideration that animals can feel pain; therefore, offenders will be more strongly punished.
In conclusion, I think, that everyone how threatened animal should be severally punished. I also think animal activist should have more power and law to protect them. Of course, law will vary from a country to another, which is a non-sense, since animal are the same. Therefore, law should be equal for every country.
Article #1 Title: Civil code changes to protect animal rights in Quebec
Written by Martin Ouellet for The Canadian Press on August 9, 2014
Article #2 Title: Animal rights activists challenge federal terrorism charges
Written by Ed Pilkington for The Guardian on February 19 2015
Article #3 Title: UK animal rights group secretly films practices inside halal abattoir
Written for The Associated Press on February 3 2015