Establishing and Upholding Animal Rights in the US
How often do we hear of people committing violent crimes against other people? It sometime seems that we cannot turn on the television without being bombarded with reports of violent crimes in our society. Yet, what the media usually neglects to cover are violent crimes committed against animals.
In June, Jonathon Moore and George Allan Pettingill of Springfield, Arkansas were charged with a criminal offense after reportedly
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to convey is that animals have the right to equal consideration of their interests.
Although opinions vary greatly on the matter of animal rights, should the government intervene and establish that define and protect animal rights? Perhaps if the government can successfully establish guidelines that clearly define what an animalís rights are and the extent to which we are to protect these rights, we can alleviate the needless suffering of animals in our society.