An Animals' Charter by Noel Sweeney

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An Animals’ Charter considers our legal abuse of animals within society. Human rights are beyond price because with them people can live and die with dignity. Animal rights are denied by us though they are essential for the same reason.

An Animals’ Charter considers our legal abuse of animals within society.

Human rights are beyond price because with them people can live and die

with dignity. Animal rights are denied by us though they are essential for

the same reason.

 

We practise prejudice to discriminate against others purely by appearance

and gender. We practise prejudice against animals purely because of their

birth. We then use our self-serving sense of superiority to claim the

natural inferiority of all animals.

 

Animals are within the sinews of our society yet remain our scapegoat

underdogs. We abuse them by using a human conspiracy to disregard

that we know they bleed and breathe, have a heart and a pulse and die.

 

Animals need justice to respect their dignity and that they are entities

with a right to life. They need to be freed from our law by our law.

As animals are hamstrung by the lack of a human tongue, they need

freedom from us by An Animals’ Charter.

 

 

Noël Sweeney is a practising barrister who specialises in criminal law

and human rights and animal law. He has lectured and written on all

aspects of the legal status of animals. He is a member of the Association

of Lawyers for Animal Welfare and the Animal Welfare Science Ethics

and Law Veterinary Association.

 

 

 

ISBN: 9 781872 724126