/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!

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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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Join Hive, the free global online hub for farmed animal advocates

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2024/06/11
14:15 UTC

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We need your submissions by MIDNIGHT

PLEASE add your support to this link by MIDNIGHT tonight 🙏🏼

https://www.allianceforanimals.org.au/ourwork/submission-guide-inquiry-to-end-live-sheep-export

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2024/06/11
10:12 UTC

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please read and spread!!!

Marked as NSFL for mention of animal abuse.

THIS IS NOT MY ARTICLE. ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY He Tamam O Zaman. ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK:

https://www.collegesidekick.com/study-docs/1626107

From a shelter officer:

"I am a shelter manager. I want to tell you about the extinction of the background of a shelter. Hope you will hear this sound.

Firstly, you manufacturers and sellers ... Y'all should work in a shelter for just one day. Maybe if you see the sad, painful, sad look in those eyes, you will stop breeding and selling dogs to people you don't know or will never know.

Just got this cute little puppy you just sold... This is the way she will most likely end up in my shelter when she grows up and isn't a "cute little puppy" anymore... So did you know that a dog that is left at a shelter is 90% likely to not walk out of the shelter? Plain or not... Whether it is abandoned by its owner or abandoned. At least half of the dogs that come to my shelter are purebreds...

My favorite excuse: “We’re moving and it’s impossible to take our dog (or cat) to our new house.” Is that really? Or “We didn’t know he was going to be this big when he grew up, he is huge”. How big did you expect a German Shepherd to be? “We can’t give him much time” Really? I work 10-12 hours a day and have time for my 6 dogs, if wanted it’s possible... “Bringing the garden together”. Have you ever tried taking it home and making it part of your family?

They always say when they leave their dogs to me; "We can't afford to find a new home for her, but we're sure someone in the shelter will adopt her, because she's a very good dog." Nope... Your dog probably won't find a new home while in the shelter.

Do you know how difficult and stressful it is to live in a shelter?

Let me tell you if you like... You have a maximum of 72 hours to find a home after you have surrendered your dog to the shelter. If there is enough space at the shelter or your dog succeeds in staying healthy, that time may extend a few more days. If he has a cold and flu, he will die in that place.

Your dog will be confined to a small compartment with 25 other barking and crying animals. He or she will be extremely depressed and cry non-stop thinking about the family that left her.

If your dog is lucky enough, people will come to the shelter that day. If not enough volunteers, your dog will not stand a chance to get anyone’s attention and affection, nobody will do anything for him or her. Unless we count the waste of a bowl of food extended under the door or a huge vacuum hose...

If your dog is a big and tough breed (Pitbull, Rottweiller, Mastiff, etc), it's almost dead the moment it enters the shelter... These dogs will never find a new home.. No matter how "cute", "smart" or "well-behaved" they are.

If the shelter is full and your dog has not been neutered in the first 72 hours, your dog is euthanized to make room for new futures. If there is enough space at the shelter and your dog is from one of the in-demand breeds, the euthanasia period will be delayed a few more days.

Most dogs develop overprotective attitudes in the area they live in within a few days and are destroyed due to their aggressive attitude. Even the most innocent, gentle and calm dogs develop this attitude.

Even if we assume your dog has overcome these obstacles, he will start coughing or get an upper respiratory infection within a few days because he hasn’t left his kennel. Shelters don't budget to provide treatment for each dog, so euthanizing your sick dog is inevitable.

Do you also want me to tell you how they put your dog down in a shelter?

First, your dog will be removed from his cage on a leash. He or she will start wagging their tail with joy because they will think they are being taken for a ride. When they come to the door of the “room” they won’t want to come in and will be mad.

I don't know if death smells. I don't know if they feel the lost souls there. But there's one thing I don't understand, and every dog without exception shows incredible resistance to going through that door.

Your dog will be leash first. Depending on how strong he or she is, 1 or 2 vet techs will hold him/her tight. Then the euthanasia technician or vet will begin. She will find a clotter vein on the forefoot and inject a killer dose of pink liquid into the vein.

I hope your dog doesn’t panic because he’s tied and suddenly pull his leg. I have seen needles piercing their legs in sudden movements... I've seen walls painted red from blood splatter. I have heard desperate screams that will make ears deaf. Not all of them “fall asleep” right away, sometimes they shrink for a while and their breath is cut, try to breathe and spit on themselves.

When it's all over, your dog's body is piled on top of the bodies of other dogs waiting to be picked up like trash behind the shelter, just like firewood.

What do you think will happen next? Can it be burned ? Should we throw it in the trash ? Can it be turned into food for other pets?

You can't know or even imagine. Y’all don’t want to know anyway.

Somehow he was just an animal. You can get a new one anytime, right?

I hope your eyes roll out of their nests as you read these and I hope you capture what I witness every day.

I hate my job. I hate that my job and shelters still have to exist. I hate the fact that shelters are going to exist unless y’all change. I hate how you just don't know that the lives you impacted aren't just the life of that poor dog you just dump to the shelter.

Each year, 11 million animals die in shelters in the U.S. alone, and you can stop this. I do my best to save each and every life, but the shelters are overcrowded, and new animals keep arriving every day.

Please listen to what I have to say:

DON'T BUY A DOG WHILE DOGS IN SHELTER ARE DYING. DO NOT LOOK FOR A MATE FOR YOUR DOG, DO NOT MATE YOUR DOG.

DON'T SAY "LET HIM EXPERIENCE MOTHERHOOD/FATHERHOOD FOR ONCE". DOGS’ FEELINGS OF MOTHERING/FATHERING IS NOT LIKE HUMANS, THEY DON'T HAVE A FAMILY UNDERSTANDING. FEMALE DOGS WON'T RECOGNIZE THEIR KIDDIES WHEN THEY ARE GROWN... IF IT IS A BOY HE NEVER KNOWS A PUP.

EACH DOG THAT IS NOT NEUTERED CAUSES 67,000 DOGS BIRTH IN 6 YEARS, REMEMBER THAT.

DO NOT ALLOW PUPPIES TO BE BORNTHAT WILL DIE IN SHELTERS WITH INEVITABLE ENDINGS.

IF YOU SAY “I HAVE FOUND TRUSTED HUMANS WHO WILL OWN ALL OF THE PUPPIES TO BE BORN” THINK AGAIN. WHEN YOU CHECK IN 6 MONTHS, YOU WILL SEE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THOSE "TRUSTED" PEOPLE ANYMORE, MAKE SURE OF THIS...

Hate me if you want too. But you cant change the truth and the truth always hurts.

Maybe I can change the mind of those reading this who want to pair their dog, think about giving them a home, or have any intention of buying a dog.

Maybe the person reading this will go to a shelter and say, “I read an article and came to rescue a dog.”

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2024/06/11
05:28 UTC

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SIGN: Justice for Baby Rabbits Tied in Plastic Bag and Thrown From Car

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2024/06/11
03:31 UTC

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I found this quiz rather difficult. I learned quite a bit from trying to answer.

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2024/06/11
02:50 UTC

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I tried to make people go vegan on Omegle, it went better than expected!

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2024/06/09
20:07 UTC

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Selling Suffering: Exploring Online Sales of Exotic Pets in the U.S. (2023)

Here is a link to Born Free USA's excellent report on the murky world of the online exotic pet trade in America:

https://www.bornfreeusa.org/campaigns/animals-in-captivity/sellingsuffering/

Born Free USA is one of the few legitimate animal rights group in the USA, with second to none sanctuaries dedicated to rehabilitating wild animals from the trauma of private ownership.

There are some very disturbing findings:

Animals were sold very young, with 180 ads explicitly advertising “baby” or “babies” for sale.

Little concern appeared to be given to ensuring that the animals went to good homes, where they would be properly cared for, with one ad offering “BOGO” (Buy One, Get One Free) on baby sugar gliders.

Only 20% (144) of all 719 ads demanded that owners ensure that they have the correct permits to own the animals, or that they do research into the legalities of ownership, or provide an experienced home. The remaining ads made no mention of buyer qualification or licensing.

he majority of ads did not provide meaningful history for the animals. Many ads (264) provided no information whatsoever and, for those that did, it was often limited to comments such as “really friendly,” “super sweet,” or “tame.”

Safety warnings were virtually non-existent with only two of the 719 ads warning that the animal may bite.

At least 23 animals were listed for sale in six states where their private possession is illegal.

The internet has only worsened the easy sale and exploitation of wild animals:

While the internet is convenient, when dealing with the sale of animals it creates potentially serious issues for animals and buyers alike. Unlike brick-and-mortar pet stores, which are at least minimally regulated in some states, sales of animals online are largely unregulated and even untraceable. Buying animals online means that potential buyers have no opportunity to meet the animal they plan to buy, which means that health status, vaccination status, and behavioral issues among other things, are unknown at the time of purchase. Indeed, the ease by which purchases can be made online encourages impulse buys of animals who, even with significant research and attempts to provide proper care, are wholly unsuited to life as pets.

Wonderfully stated; never forget that all individuals who promote their pet wild animals on YouTube/social media, regardless of nationality, have dirt on their hand:

The stress caused by being kept in miserable, solitary, and confined situations creates long-term stress for the individual animal, which they are forced to try and cope with as best they can. This stress often manifests in what are known as stereotypic behaviors – baseless, repetitive behaviors such as pacing, rocking, bar biting, selfgrasping, or evenself-harming....

While the idea of having an unusual or exciting animal in your home may be appealing, the impact the cruel trade in exotic pets is far reaching and extremely damaging to both individual animal welfare and species survival. There is no good reason to hold these animals captive in our homes and to deny them the lives – and freedom – they deserve. While the trade in wild animals continues, millions of animals will continue to suffer and die. This is simply unacceptable.

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2024/06/09
14:42 UTC

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Let's not be cupcake vegans :)

I asked ChatGPT to illustrate a scene where animals are being exploited and there's literally a war against them. Meanwhile, there's a cupcake vegan who just wants to be nice, avoids being called judgmental or pushy, and is somewhat clueless about the urgency of veganism.

The bottom line is not that we shouldn't bake delicious vegan food to encourage others—absolutely not! What I'm trying to convey is that we should be more concerned about not speaking up than about making people uncomfortable. No one will change if they are comfortable with the status quo, and the truth is often ugly and uncomfortable.

If an animal were being exploited and killed in front of us, we'd take action. We break into cars to rescue dogs trapped in hot vehicles! Yet now, we are abusing and killing thousands of animals per second. Where did our sense of urgency go?

We can still be nice and kind, but we must also talk about the truth and use every opportunity to help people change.

No social movement ever succeeded because people were afraid to speak up!

https://preview.redd.it/4zcn8xm5qj5d1.png?width=603&format=png&auto=webp&s=d1f7bb7feff74993e6dedcbbb2fc20ff2f8072de

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2024/06/09
13:13 UTC

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South African Vervet Monkey Project

I am following a Vervet Monkey troops babies until December(Impossible to film) http://www.youtube.com/@babymonkeys2024 I would like to mention I cannot even approach the animals if I am to not disturb them. I have noticed that when people abruptly stop to watch them they always are concerned and all the photos and footage just show it. So if you wish to safely film the best methods for me have been happened across paths, placing cameras or myself before they get there and some of the best was from in a bush. Also being around has allowed me to witness 5 animal abuses on these wild urban monkeys. BB guns, tazers, lazers in the eyes while walking high above, stone throwing and trying to intimidate the wild animals by staring them down or walking through their path, greased up wire lines where they are also high up and finally rock throwing in front of an animal official as we were looking for an injured one. Scarily the two men turned on the official at which point I showed myself and yelled also as they aggressively spoke, rebuked and approached the lady. Turns out they also are security guards in the area which made things more creepy as all this has happened in less than two months of being actively on the ground. I have stood up for them three times so far and believe the project will spread the respect for these animals that I share territory with. Its not easy but what helps is remembering there are lots of us with phones who can relay information to the Spca or Rescues making them a more powerful entity for animals.

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2024/06/09
07:44 UTC

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Sink SeaQuest Roseville

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2024/06/09
02:40 UTC

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dog adoption

my family has recently adopted a dog from a local shelter less than a week ago, it has not worked out we contacted the shelter to let them know we wanted to return him (they sent us home with a paper saying they do returns) they told us to go online and fill out the surrender form we filled it out and we waited a few days with no response we called them and they said to just wait we told them we couldn't keep the dog and they kept telling us to just wait we contacted other shelters and they said they wouldn't take him because we need to return him to the original shelter, is there repercussions to going to the shelter during business hours and just hey this is the dog we've been contacting you for days about and leaving.

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2024/06/09
00:47 UTC

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More of @VeganGains Reacting To My Activism

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2024/06/08
19:01 UTC

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Neighbor Killed My Cat

Listen, if you are going to read this and say that cats don't belong outside, please cease reading now.

I live in the pacific northwest and in the particular neighborhood for 5 years. I received a call about 3 hours ago from a neighbor that got my phone number off an apple tracker I have on my cats collar. She said "Hi, I found your cat's collar in my backyard and their legs in my front yard. I think I coyote got them."

I immediate felt sick. I went over and she handed me the collar and a plastic grocery bag with the cats front legs in it... She apologizes and I mean... I'm just baffled.

The collar is a non-release on, so it can't slip off the neck easily. Not a drop of blood on it. The legs are also very cleanly broken in two even length pieces (from the paw to the shoulder joint) with no blood on the fur or anything. There is no indication that an animal would have just left the legs and collar like that coincidentally.

There are feral cats that live in the neighborhood and when I first moved in, she asked if I owned a grey cat. I told her no and asked why. She said that she found a dead grey cat in her yard. Last year, another neighbor state she came over asking if a dead orange cat was hers as it was found dead in her backyard. My other neighbors have stated they've seen her spread cayenne over her lawn to keep cats away. In addition, I've been told she's been putting traps around her backyard... I mean, we live in a relatively peaceful quiet neighborhood and there are many cats that just hang out and don't bother anyone.

I've never come across something like this, being handed two cat limbs and a pristine collar and told that a coyote got her. I just don't believe that. At this point, there are multiple cats that have died on her property, including my own. This seems like animal cruelty and wondering what I can do to report this disturbing pattern?

I plan to keep the rest of my cats in doors now but what of the other neighborhood cats? Surely she can't just keep killing them?

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2024/06/08
05:07 UTC

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SAGE BETRAYED THE ANIMALS!

When you let a non Vegan sell plant based food and she turns her back and goes carnivore what do you do? SHUT IT DOWN

https://youtu.be/-yzsFPMf7qg?si=HAstSJKCtHJbrDo9

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2024/06/07
21:01 UTC

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Feeling guilty

I’ve done bad things in the past and I think about them every day. On top of that, I’ve been feeling guilty about being a terrible person, the person who has been hurting animals indirectly.

I don’t put on too much makeup but I didn’t really check if the makeup or skincare products are not tested on animals or not.

And I started to think, ‘was I being cruel to animals because I visited zoos or aquariums..?’ ‘why didn’t I check if the company is not using animals for testing before purchasing…?’

I saw some pictures of poor animals that have been hurt by humans and I can’t stop crying and thinking about what I have been doing.

I’ve donated some money but I still feel guilty. I should do something but what should I do?

I’m sorry but I can’t take any harsh comments right now… Is there anyone who is helping animals by taking action? I am so sorry.

8 Comments
2024/06/07
15:21 UTC

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