04 Jul The biggest achievements in animal rights and welfare
Over the years there have been some huge achievements in terms of animal rights and welfare. Here are a few of those notable achievements.
1) In recent years, the carriage horse industry has been exposed as obsolete, dangerous, and cruel. The year 2014 demonstrated to us that this industry may soon be a thing of the past. In November, the Salt Lake City Council voted consistently to ban horse drawn carriages within the city. Different cities may soon stick to this same pattern – in December, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio finally followed through on a campaign promise to introduce a ban on horse attracted carriages New York City, where recent accidents have set the industry under intense scrutiny. Horses don’t have a place in city traffic, and these bans are long past due.
2) Foie gras is an amazingly inhumane product that is created by force-feeding ducks until the point that their livers turn out to be unnaturally enlarged. In an endeavour to shield ducks from this treatment, California passed a law in 2004 banning the in-state production and sale of foie gras. Producers and consumers of the cruel product sued in an endeavour to obstruct the law from taking impact, however the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law was constitutional and upheld the new law. This year, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case, leaving the lower court’s decision in class. Accordingly, foie gras production and sales remain banned in California.
3) More and more nations and cities are saying no to cruel circuses and elephant bull hooks. In October, Malta voted to ban creature circuses, and in December, Mexico’s legislative body voted to ban wild creature circuses across the nation. These countries join eight others, including Bolivia, Greece, and the Netherlands, in outlawing creature circuses. In May, Miami Beach went with the same pattern, and in December, the City of Oakland, California, additionally voted to ban elephant bull hooks. These bans imply that circuses that utilizes elephants will more than probably never again perform in these cities.
4) For decades, the U.S. military utilized live animals during different medical trainings. These trainings regularly involved painful techniques for the animals, for example, exposure to chemicals and over and over having plastic tubes shoved down their throats. Presently, following quite a while of campaigning by every animals rights organizations, for example, PETA, the U.S. military has declared that it will supplant live animals in an assortment of these tests with human simulators – a superior answer for the soldiers training who are training to render aid to humans and for the animals spared from these tests.
5) India stepped forward for animals this year. In May, the nation passed a law to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals within India. In October, India went above and beyond, announcing an extra law that bans the importation of cosmetics tried on animals. China additionally made vital move for animals. Toward the beginning of 2014, China was the main remaining nation on the planet that expected cosmetics to be tried on animals. In a huge triumph for animals, China declared in June that such testing would never again be required.