I believe that all animals should have basic rights to freedom, comfort, dignity and respect. They should not be bound up in a cage or in a barn that doesn’t allow them to move about freely and socialize with other animals. Nor should they be abused and treated unfairly or like a commodity because it makes life easier for humans.
Why should humans have dominion over animals anyway?
It was not long ago that in our society, it was seen as not only normal, but legal to have a slave. Legal for a man to rape a woman, as long as she was his wife. Women could not vote.
People fought for change and over time things changed, as they should. Along with this, people’s attitudes and values changed too.
Let us hope that it is not long before we realize the horror of our ways in using animals for our benefit without regard to their basic rights to freedom, comfort, dignity and respect.
Is there something you can do to make farm animals’ lives better today?