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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