Your choice. You decide where you stand between animal rights and animal welfare. The definitions of each are described below and will you give you a clear cut line of which to choose. 


Animal rights, also referred to as animal liberation, is the idea that the most basic interests of animals should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of humans. Advocates approach the issue from different philosophical positions but agree that animals should be viewed as legal persons and members of the moral community, not property, and that they should not be used as food, clothing, research subjects, or entertainment. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_rights   

Animal welfare, also known simply as welfarism or animal welfare, is the position that it is morally acceptable for humans to use non-human animals, provided that adverse effects on animal welfare are minimized as far as possible, short of not using the animals at all. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_welfare#Animal_welfarism  

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the writers and no one else, any agency or organization. The communications are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Any attempt to infringe on that right, whether actual or threatened, will be considered a strategic lawsuit against public participation.  

Kimberly Kraemer

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