Universal Healthcare and Universal Veterinary Care

universal healthcare Human rights is a widely acknowledged ideal and is embraced by most governments in theory, if not in fact. It has taken centuries for human rights to be placed at the forefront of civilized societies, a struggle which ended empires, the rights of kings, the church, and despots of every description.

Animal rights is a similar concept, although far from acknowledged by most people, let alone governments. Animal Rights is the notion that animals should have the same rights to be free of enslavement, torture, and murder that we as humans declare for ourselves and each other.

Most progressives and people of conscience subscribe to the concept that healthcare is a human right, just as are food, water, and shelter.

There are poseurs who call themselves progressive who would deny healthcare as a right, and support instead the insurance industry and healthcare providers who profit on people’s misery. Hillary Clinton, for example, comes to mind.

Similarly, most animal advocates believe that domesticated animals are the products of human interference with nature and that humanity is obligated to provide all such victims of human greed and self-centeredness with food, water, shelter, and veterinary care a matter of right.

And, of course, there are those who oppose the concept based upon their own unwillingness to bear any responsibility or financial obligation to those poor creatures.

To ensure that people’s rights to food, water, shelter, and healthcare are provided as required, we rely upon government to intervene. Where government does not, we seek to install governments which will, or to change the perspectives of governments that are in place.

Unfortunately, no governments yet exist which recognize or protect the rights of animals. Were such governments to come into being, they would prohibit animal ownership, slaughter, abuse, and cruelty. And they would provide for universal veterinary care as a matter of right to all animals in human society.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Universal Healthcare and Universal Veterinary Care

  1. “Similarly, most animal advocates believe that domesticated animals are the products of human interference with nature and that humanity is obligated to provide all such victims of human greed and self-centeredness with food, water, shelter, and veterinary care a matter of right.”

    I don’t believe the above assertion to be true. No two animal advocates are the same. Each animal advocate is prejudicial and preferential with his animal advocacy. Some people advocate for one species, while others advocate for more than one. Sorry, but I don’t consider these people animal advocates. In fact, I don’t consider anyone who eats animals an animal advocate, though 99 percent of the people who operate our animal shelters, which serve primarily two species–canines and felines–, consider themselves animal advocates.

    “Unfortunately, no governments yet exist which recognize or protect the rights of animals. Were such governments to come into being, they would prohibit animal ownership, slaughter, abuse, and cruelty. And they would provide for universal veterinary care as a matter of right to all animals in human society.”

    If animal ownership is prohibited, why would veterinary care be provided to animals in human society? If animals are in human society, there is no prohibition.

    What are you advocating? I’m so tired of listening to the incessant barking of enclosed abominated canines who exist in a perpetual state of agitation and apathy. I suspect you pamper your canines, but there are so many canines who, frankly, should not exist. People shouldn’t own them. People shouldn’t kill other animals for them. People shouldn’t provide them with inane products which result in the further destruction of rainforests. People shouldn’t employ them as service animals. People shouldn’t continue “designing” them because they want to own a “fur baby.”

    Stop stroking your distorted ego with the possession of another species, because, ultimately, animal ownership isn’t about the animal, it is about YOU!

    From my perspective, the use of an animal as a companion is more despicable than the use of one as food.

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    • Animals in human society need not be owned. Ideally, people would be their guardians and the animals their wards.

      You believe that having a companion animals is worse then slaughtering it and eating it? You are out of your mind.

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