It's a mistake to grant other animals rights on par with humans. While it may turn your stomach what happens to animals in some industries, they're still not human, and shouldn't be treated as such. Choosing to not do buisness with industries that are abusive is completely your right, but people need to hold a higher priority of rights from animals.
Jul 20, 2015
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Aug 17, 2016
How is strictly punishing animal abuse putting the issue on the same level as humans? Murder is typically met with 25 to life or the death penalty. Wouldn't time in a federal prison for deliberately murdering an innocent animal seem to be fairly reasonable in comparison? The way you frame the issue is as if the only times that animals are abused there is a profit motive where someone can choose not to vote with their dollars. That's not true of someone running a dogfighting ring, or kidnapping other peoples' animals to torment them.
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