Animal Rights Facts

Animal Rights Facts

For many people, animal rights is a vague term. They do not know what to make out of it. However, people who are animal lovers tend to take animal rights to heart and fight against exploitation of animals. In a crux, this is what animal rights is all about.

Here are some animal rights facts that you might want to know now that you are aware what exactly this term means. In fact, the information given below will make you realize why animal rights groups and activists are so serious about this entire issue.

  • In order to make a mink coat, more than fifty minks need to be slaughtered.
  • Horses are consumed in many countries as horse meat is believed to be a rich source of protein. The last horse abattoir in the US was shut down only in the year 2007.
  • Dog fighting and cock fighting are considered illegal sports in the US. However, this has not stopped people from holding illegal events.
  • The US has 30 dog tracks and there more than thirty thousand racing dogs that are used just for racing in different events.
  • Most countries have enacted laws against animal cruelty. However, the first court case for animal cruelty took place way back in 1822 in England when two men were seen flogging a horse severely in a livestock market.
  • The US SPCA was founded in the US in year 1866.
  • While animal testing is not compulsory for many products, there are still more than hundred million animals throughout the world that are used for testing various products, including medicines.
  • No product in the US or any part of the world has to mention that it was first tested on animals.

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