Get the right information on animal rights groups
Posted: Dec 04, 2018
The right of animals to be treated with some basic dignity and respect is an important one to defend. A great many people have given their lives to this cause and made the public aware of it. This is a sensitive issue, and people should have all the facts before they form an opinion. A number of animal rights activists groups have tried to do inform the public in a measured way. These organizations against animal cruelty have worked through the political system; they have consulted with representatives and members of industry to come up with a balanced and sustainable plan to prevent the cruel treatment of animals.
Such organizations recognize that animals are indispensible to many industries, including meat, poultry, and other farming businesses. They understand that billions of dollars depend on the raising and processing of such animals, and that a serious disruption to this business would through thousands of people out of work. They understand that there is a way to fulfil the general goals of their organizations while keeping the companies that belong to these industries in business.
Unfortunately, this has not been the track record of every organization of this type. It is necessary for anyone wanting to form an intelligent and incisive judgment on this matter to review how each animal rights organization conducts itself. Indeed, it is much more productive for an entity that says it is for animal rights and against animal cruelty to act in a way that will prevent the latter from happening. It is far more effective to try to influence the decisions of law-makers with evidence and argument than with threats and intimidation. Those groups that are committed to purposeful and effective change know this, and they act in a way that helps keep animals healthy and in some comfort.
You should never take the word of a partisan as truth. The organizations that are both for animal rights and against it have an agenda. The best way to make up your own mind on the subject is to carry out a bit of research and see for yourself the statements and actions taken by various groups. That will tell you all you need to know about what they are up to—what they have been up to—and what they are likely to do next.
If you are someone who cares about animals and do not like to think that they are being grossly mistreated, then you should look carefully at the various animal rights groups now operating. Indeed, if you want to get involved in this cause, on the side of the animals, then you must make sure you are joining the right groups. It is easy to get sucked into an agenda that you want no part of. The good news is that there is now a great deal of information available on each animal rights activist group. Reviewing it can tell you want you need to know about the group you are thinking of joining.