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 I also have rights!

My name is not human, animal… But think for once. I also have a life. I’m alive too… I have rights too.

You human beings are another species of living animal. But because of your different creative intelligence than us, you maintain your characteristic of being the only species that dominates all living species in the world. You dominate everything in the world, vegetation, natural habitats, seas and sky. For centuries you have maintained your dominance alone. You also have a creative mind. But you caused the extinction of many living species. You changed the nature, the climate. We are all navigating this world in the same boat. You still have time to do a little something. You can start this by protecting the rights of animals that have lost their habitat because of you.

Here is the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights…

Article 1.

Just like people, all animals are born with an equal claim on life and the same rights to existence

Madde 2

Aynı insanlar gibi bütün hayvanlar saygı görme hakkına sahiptir. Bir hayvan türü olan insan, öbür hayvanları yok edemez. Bu hakkı çiğneyerek onları sömüremez. Bütün hayvanların insanca gözetilme, bakılma, ve korunma hakları vardır.

Madde 3

Hiçbir hayvana kötü davranılamaz, acımasız ve zalimce eylem yapılamaz. Bir hayvanın öldürülmesi zorunlu olursa, bu bir anda, acı çektirmeden ve korkutmadan yapılmalıdır.

Article 4

All wild animals have the right to liberty in their natural environment, whether land, air or water, and should be allowed to procreate. Deprivation of freedom, even for educational purposes, is an infringement of this right.

Article 5

Animals of species living traditionally in a human environment have the right to live and grow at the rhythm and under the conditions of life and freedom peculiar to their species. Any interference by man with this rhythm or these conditions for purposes of gain is an infringement of this right.

Article 6

All companion animals have the right to complete their natural life span. İnsanların yanlarına aldıkları bütün hayvanlar doğal ömür uzunluklarına uygun sürece yaşama hakkına sahiptir. Abandoning an animal is cruel and despicable.

Article 7

All working animals are entitled to a reasonable limitation of the duration and intensity of their work, to the necessary nourishment, and to rest.

Article 8

Animal experimentation involving physical or psychological suffering is incompatible with the rights of animals whether it be for scientific, medical, commercial, or any other form of research. Replacement methods must be used and developed.

Article 9

Where animals are used in the food industry, they shall be reared, transported, lairaged and killed without the infliction of suffering.

Article 10

No animal shall be exploited for the amusement of man. Exhibitions and spectacles involving animals are incompatible with their dignity.

Article 11

Any act involving the wanton killing of an animal is biocide, that is, a crime against life.

Article 12

Any act involving mass killing of wild animals is genocide, that is, a crime against the species. Pollution or destruction of the natural environment leads to genocide.

Article 13

Dead animals shall be treated with respect. Scenes of violence involving animals shall be banned from cinema and television, except for humane education.

Article 14

Representatives of movements that defend animal rights should have an effective voice at all levels of government. The rights of animals, like human rights, should enjoy the protection of law.


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