Animal welfare is based
on the time-honored traditional relationship of man and animal.
It emphasizes respect for
and concern for animals, and the concept that animals deserve to be treated humanely,
provided a quality life and a humane death. Unlike the Animal Rights philosophy, Animal
welfare supports responsible ownership, breeding and use of animals in agriculture,
research, and other venues.
Animal rights groups seek
the end to all breeding of animals. Their stated ultimate goal is NO
USE OF ANIMALS BY MAN -- not for food, fiber, medical research nor even as pets. NO
USE OF ANIMALS BY MAN -- not for food, fiber, medical research nor even as pets.
In recent years,
animal rights extremists have manipulated public perception with exaggerated and distorted
data. They are the largest, most vocal group impacting on laws and issues relating to
animals and are generally extremely well funded by people misled by their erroneous data.
Animal Rights organizations, such as HSUS and PETA, spend a significant
portion of the donations sent to them on such legislative initiatives. While some of their
initiatives would appear superficially to make sense to the general public, they ignore
much more workable alternatives that would not support the ultimate aim of abolishing the
use of animals by man, and which may, as a result, have ramifications that are far more
dangerous to our society than are seen at first glance. Thus, without
public awareness, the rights of animal owners are being gradually eroded, while
animal welfare is getting lost in the shuffle.
Some of the
animal rights goals are subtle and aimed at gradually achieving their ends...
like the effort to substitute "companion animal" for "pet"
in our laws and vocabulary and in the process gradually destroy the concept of
pet ownership and your ability to own pets. Such smoke and mirrors tend to cloud their real
aims, as you will see when you visit the links below. We encourage you to join
us in responsible animal advocacy by supporting animal welfare goals and recognizing
the danger posed to our society by the animal rights movement.
FOR ADVOCACY IN AN ELECTION
The Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance (SAOVA)
has constructed a new, expanded website at http://saova.org
Please visit this new site and participate in the poll "Does your
U.S. House Representative support hunting, fishing and animal
ownership?" There's an opportunity to check your answer against his
or her voting record!
Animal Owners United:
Brief Overview of Cats in Society: Pedigreed Cats
Overpopulation - CFA's Position
Credit - Let's Give Responsible Breeders the Credit They Deserve.
"There oughta be a law..."
will be dogs . . . but cats won't
Kitten Mill is a Kitten Mill ... Or Is It?
Russia the New Czar of Kitten and Puppy Mills??
Mandatory cat licensing The
San Francisco SPCA takes a close look at a popular but seriously flawed
answer to cat population problems
Court Strikes Down Ordinance Limiting Number of Cats Per Residence
Cats Face Extinction
AnimalTalk Email List
Francisco SPCA Report on Cat Licensing
San Mateo Ordinance - An Abysmal Failure
Programs for Feral Cats
Not Coercive Legislation
ANIMAL RIGHTS OR
What Every Pet Owner Should know
about Animal Rights
Why be a Pet Owner as compared to "Animal
Do Animals Have the Right to Choose Human Companionship?
HSUS “fact sheet” distorts animal control issues and answers
Dogs will be dogs . . . but cats won’t
Are there too many dogs and
Overpopulation" is a *MUST READ* for anyone who wishes to stay on
top of the current situation in this country surrounding animal shelters, pounds and humane societies.
Humane Society of the United States - It's not about Shelters
Do you really know about the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
and what it doesn't do?
Right Myths FAQ
Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare
Welfare as compared to Animal Rights - The Case of PETA
What is the REAL agenda of the animal rights
San Francisco SPCA -
impressively progressive programs and Position Paper
on Cat Licensing
Cats Causing a Population Crisis?
Pedigree Cats Face Extinction
Animal Rights Activists
Animal Rights Leaders
The booming economy has fueled Animal Rights budgets. The
Better Business Bureau
has breakdowns of where your charity dollars go. PETA finances don't appear to
meet the Better Business Bureau's Standards for Charitable Contributions. To inquire about a charity or file a complaint against
a charity, contact the Philanthropic
National Pet Alliance
Join the NAIA-animaltalk
Email list and learn about
Animal RIghts vs Animal
Welfare - Explaining the difference to a child
Mateo County Ordinance.. an Abysmal Failure
Americans for Medical Progress
The Trojan Horse of Animal
Animal Rights Homepage
Want to know how to contact your
Congressional Representatives or State