Monday, 23 November 2015

Animal-Rights: Entertainment, Education and Money

Whether animals are used in entertainment or educational situations is actually irrelevant to the animals concerned.  They have no way of understanding the reason or context of their life in captive care.

Supporters of the animal-rights lobby will use various arguments or position statements that actually have no relevance to any debate or argument involving animal welfare.  One of the rhetorical statements often made, particularly within social media, is that animals are being used for "entertainment" and "financial gain".  This may well be true, but not only is this statement misleading, it also has nothing to do with animal welfare.