/r/AnimalRights

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Here we talk about the rights of animals and what we can do to defend those rights. Some topics include: animal experimentation, the ethics of eating animals and their products, animal used in entertainment, protests, activism, news about animal protection victories.

Welcome

This subreddit has been created as a source of post regarding Animal Rights and related topics as animal cruelty for entertainment, food ethics, vegetarianism, veganism, and such. If your issue is more related to animal welfare, please note there is a subreddit for that!

Important Links

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Equip Yourself

If you're just jumping into Vegan Activism make sure to check these links out and bookmark them for future debates / memorization / etc!

You can also checkout the Reddit Activism page to learn more about how you can spread Veganism right here on reddit!

Get Involved Now

If you're just jumping into Vegan Activism make sure to check these links out and bookmark them for future debates / memorization / etc!

Vegan Subreddit Network

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r/Vegan /r/ZeroWasteVegans
/r/VeganRecipes /r/VeganFitness
/r/AnimalRights /r/VeganFoodPorn

Rules

  1. Don't go overboard with links to Facebook or online petitions. Personal blogs are welcome.
  2. Only Animal Rights related post admitted. PLEASE do report (and message me) if a post is unrelated.
  3. Let's defend respect with respect.
  4. Do not post videos / images of individual acts of animal abuse.
  5. We can't do anything to take down Youtube channels or Instagram accounts or anything like that, so don't post them here.

Thank you!

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How many people have died due to animals in captivity?

I know it's a stretch but I am working on an assignment on why not to exploit animals for human entertainment and I need a statistic for the amount of people who have died due to captive animals. I've searched everywhere for even a rough statistic on this topic, but all that comes up is how many animals have died in captivity, if anyone could give me just a rough answer that would be so appreciated, many thanks x
Not sure if this fits in this subreddit but it cannot hurt to ask.

2 Comments
2024/02/15
08:47 UTC

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Call to Action

This is a video calling out the animal torturer “Prince predator pets” and all content creators like him that YouTube allows to openly post on their website because of community guidelines and “educational” purposes. What this person is doing is not live feeding it is cage fighting with rodents and reptiles designed to cause as much suffering and gore for the pleasure of Prince and those that fetishize the kind of sadism. What this person is doing is not out of the necessity of caring for their reptiles, it is done out of the pleasure he gets in inflicting pain.

https://youtu.be/kjnqFc8bZ8g?si=-O3NhjnEt6HEZu5y

5 Comments
2024/02/14
18:27 UTC

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Stop this person from using YouTube as an open platform for torturing animals.

I strongly discourage any animal lover from visiting this YT channel and highly encourage all of you to support the subreddit dedicated to stopping him. This guy is sadistic and cruel forcing prey animals to suffer in the most horrible ways. I understand theirs a time and place for live feedings, but feeding rats to snapping turtles barely bigger than them in just enough water so the rat doesn’t drown and suffers for over 20 minutes while it begs for help is pure evil. Trust me this guy has 100’s of videos of the same nature. If you have no concern for the prey animals understand this kind of abuse is a common trait in remorseless serial killers. Please support the Reddit dedicated to stopping him and report his YT channel to get him band.

subreddit dedicated to stopping: r/StopPrincePredatorPet

Please report this individual to YouTube where it stands these videos dont even have age restrictions so parental locks do nothing from keeping children from normalizing this kind of behavior.

Edit: I made this exact post to r/snakes that got locked because I became too argumentative with an individual that claimed that this type of animal care is normal and that "animals are just that animals" and what he is doing is okay because they are less important than people. So to avoid this getting locked please try to remain more civil than I was able to when dealing with ignorance.

https://preview.redd.it/wvvrkrggshic1.png?width=2216&format=png&auto=webp&s=817c92bfd82b7938b1a7bc62b93aab4142d312dd

13 Comments
2024/02/14
06:14 UTC

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I found this channel on accident and it made me so upset can we please try to get this taken off the internet?

27 Comments
2024/02/14
03:25 UTC

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Are there any groups for the ethical treatment of insects in the film industry?

1 Comment
2024/02/14
01:20 UTC

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Ethical and moral dilemma

Today I found a male black chihuahua running on the streets, no owner in sight. He nearly got himself run over and it took me 20 minutes to try and get him, since he was very afraid and skittish. He wouldn't approach. Finally cornered him so I could pick him up and go find the owner. No one around knew the dog.

The dog was shaking and it seemed like he was outside a while. He smells terribly. He was wet, thin with scruffy fur and very scared. His eyes were inflamed and he seemingly had trouble hearing and seeing. He recoiled when trying to pet him at first.

I took him to the vet to check if he was chipped. First thing the assistent says is that he looks in poor shape and like he has been outside exposed to the elements for quite some time. She checks him and he apparently is chipped. They call the owner, but no answer. I leave my phonenumber and I decide to leave the dog with my mom for the night. (She lost her dog last year.)

I finally go home and get a call from the owner. She says she didn't even notice him being gone, because she has 5 other black chihuahuas. He mustn't have been gone long, she says. She is also glad that I found him because one of her chihuahuas got hit by a car last year when she escaped her and died instantly. She also mentions that she has put a lot of money in the dog and she has a bunch of certificates for him, whatever that means.

The lady frankly sounded quite unintelligent and clueless as to the state of her own dog. I asked her how old the dog is, she says five years. I thought, by the looks of him, the dog was elderly and like 10+ years. She wants to know when she can pick up her dog. I tell her tomorrow and I'll bring the dog to her after I've picked him up from my mom again.

At home I Google the lady's number and I find her selling chihuahuas and pomchi's on the internet. My mom almost instantly fell in love with the dog and I decide to ask if I can buy the dog for my mom. This way I can save the dog and make my mom happy with a new companion.

The lady says no. According to her she put too much money in the dog, so he is not for sale. Never mentioning loving the dog, only mentioning his financial worth (I suspect she uses him to breed).

I don't know what to do now. I can't buy the dog and have to give him back to her tomorrow. I have called animal protection to explain the situation. They told me to make an official complaint against her, but that there's no guarantee they will follow this up. They told me to give the dog back at any rate as otherwise I'm stealing the dog.

So my question here is: what's the priority here? The wellbeing of the animal or following the proper steps concerning suspected animal abuse or neglect, knowing there might not be a follow-up?

4 Comments
2024/02/13
20:33 UTC

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PETA is ridiculed for calling for children's merry-go-rounds to stop using animal themes because it 'unintentionally celebrates the exploitation' of animals

PETA is ridiculed for calling for children's merry-go-rounds to stop using animal themes because it 'unintentionally celebrates the exploitation' of animals

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13060167/PETA-ridiculed-merry-rounds-stop-animal-themes.html

For more news: https://candorium.com/

2 Comments
2024/02/13
16:18 UTC

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Owning animals that are fed other animals

If you are someone who is against the enslavement, commodification, and slaughter of other animals, then in my opinion, it's hypocritical to support these very same industries for the sake of your companion animal.

In my opinion, to be more consistent with one's values, it's better to:

  • Transition your companion to a plant-based diet where they can get all their nutrition. Here are some curated resources.
  • If that's not possible, then rehome your companion to someone who does not mind supporting these industrial practices.

I've seen vegans start using the very same arguments that meat eaters use when justifying the consumption of animal products for their companions.

Thoughts?

40 Comments
2024/02/13
15:21 UTC

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Joey Carbstrong Releases New Documentary 'Pignorant'

1 Comment
2024/02/13
14:08 UTC

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(Editor needed!) Composer for documentary

1 Comment
2024/02/13
10:21 UTC

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(Editor needed!) Composer for documentary

Independent film needs help! If you're interested in taking on this job, please apply to help with your resume, website, or linkedin, your email, and a little bit about you - thanks for your activism!

Composer for documentary

Website: http://www.filmonlyfilm.org/specialprojects

Compensation: This is a volunteer role, please help the animals!

Description: November 1st 2024 will mark veganism's 80th anniversary. "Ethicall" is a visual collage of vegan contributors videos from around the world, expressing what veganism is to them, and their knowledge of its origins. “Ethicall” was very specifically designed to be self-captured by participants around the world, regardless of their accessibility or technology. The quality included in the film ranges from Standard Definition, through Full High Definition and some 4k Ultra High Definition video. This film is not intended to focus on a celebrity take on the movement, it’s about everyday vegans and some marginalized/conflicted communities. That said some relatively known folks are featured, these include scientist Dr Faraz Harsini, record breaking athletes Fiona Oakes and Prakriti Varshney.

Interested in this request? Please click the link below to apply to help on Playground!

Click here: Link to request

Thanks for your activism for the animals!

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Find other requests to help animals, click here!

1 Comment
2024/02/13
10:11 UTC

5

(Social needed!) Extra Social Media Support (Instagram and Facebook)

1 Comment
2024/02/13
10:11 UTC

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(Social needed!) Content and Social Media Specialist

1 Comment
2024/02/13
10:11 UTC

0

(Social needed!) Content and Social Media Specialist

Animal Think Tank needs help! If you're interested in taking on this job, please apply to help with your resume, website, or linkedin, your email, and a little bit about you - thanks for your activism!

Content and Social Media Specialist

Website: https://animalthinktank.org.uk/

Compensation: This is a volunteer role, please help the animals!

Description: We're looking for a volunteer to join our Communications and Marketing team at Animal Think Tank. This role is expected to require 5 hours per week. In this role, you'll collaborate closely with me, our Strategy content specialist, and our Narrative Team.

If you're looking to gain more experience in:

  • Social media management and marketing
  • Content creation, including visuals

Then don't wait any longer—send your application to me at nazligul.cinaroglu@animalthinktank.org.uk

Interested in this request? Please click the link below to apply to help on Playground!

Click here: Link to request

Thanks for your activism for the animals!

VH: Playground by Vegan Hacktivists

Find other requests to help animals, click here!

1 Comment
2024/02/13
10:10 UTC

0

(Social needed!) Extra Social Media Support (Instagram and Facebook)

Connect For Animals needs help! If you're interested in taking on this job, please apply to help with your resume, website, or linkedin, your email, and a little bit about you - thanks for your activism!

Extra Social Media Support (Instagram and Facebook)

Website: https://connectforanimals.com/

Compensation: This is a volunteer role, please help the animals!

Description: We have a small team of volunteers who manage our social media pages. One volunteer just left the team, so we're looking for 1-2 more people to join the team! We need help with graphics creation (ideally using Canva), post writing, and creating content ideas for the coming weeks and months.

On the volunteer team, you would have a lot of freedom to create posts that communicate our values and mission, so it would be a great chance for you to show off your social media skills and help us build up the number of followers we have and people who engage with our content. Impact for animals + more experience for the resume + chance to use your creativity!

Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/connectforanimals Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/connectforanimals

Interested in this request? Please click the link below to apply to help on Playground!

Click here: Link to request

Thanks for your activism for the animals!

VH: Playground by Vegan Hacktivists

Find other requests to help animals, click here!

1 Comment
2024/02/13
10:10 UTC

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Ex-Nonvegan Doc: Why I no longer eat animals

1 Comment
2024/02/13
08:11 UTC

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