Sunday, November 27, 2011

Know Your Enemy

Before you make a charitable donation to an Animal Rights organization, be sure you understand their goals. Please support Animal Welfare NOT Animal Rights!

"One day, we would like an end to pet shops and the breeding of animals. [Dogs] would pursue their natural lives in the wild ... they would have full lives, not wasting at home for someone to come home in the evening
and pet them and then sit there and watch TV."
- Ingrid Newkirk, The
Chicago Daily Herald, Mar 1990

The Responsible Voice for Animals and the People Who Care for Them
We support the responsible and humane use of animals for food, clothing, medical research, companionship, assistance, recreation, entertainment and education.
We believe that the people who keep, utilize and care for animals have a duty to assure the well-being of their animals; providing appropriate housing, nutrition, medical care, humane treatment and handling, and when necessary, humane euthanasia.
We support the ethical and regulated hunting and fishing of abundant species as vital components of wildlife management programs, which help sustain and perpetuate healthy wildlife populations and natural habitats.
We support the enforcement of state and federal laws that mandate the proper treatment of animals and provide penalties for animal abuse.
We believe that using sensational media campaigns to promote radical animal policies undermines the democratic process by promoting a misinformed electorate.
We reject the anti-human philosophy of the animal rights movement, which often places the interests of animals ahead of people, even when human lives are at stake.
We are committed to preserving the human-animal bond, the special bond that exists when people live and work with animals.
We believe the animal rights campaign to limit and ultimately abolish human-animal interaction is unnatural, misguided and harmful to both people and animals.
We support laws that punish animal abusers for their misdeeds, but reject legislation that seeks to penalize everyone – responsible animal owners and industries alike for the misconduct of the few.
We reject legal standing for animals, believing that the welfare of animals is best protected by retaining current laws that recognize animals as property.
We believe that others are entitled to disagree with our point of view, but not to break the law or use threats, lies, intimidation, harassment or violence to force their views on others.
For more information, please call on the National Animal Interest Alliance at
or at 503-761-8962

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