The use of animals in research continues to be one of the more contentious subjects for those who have interests involving animals and their welfare.
Animal abusers registers. Should governors keep a record of people that abuse animals?
What is the impact of food production systems on animals and the environment? In the field of animal welfare and law, the terms corporate responsibility and sustainability are frequently used but the question is, how well are the corporates actually delivering?
When people think of animal welfare they frequently focus on land-based animals, and overlook those that exist in the world's oceans, lakes and rivers.
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The differences between people represented one of the early barriers to the development of animal welfare protection law. For example, it was originally believed that animals didn't have a structured society, language, or the ability to reason in contrast to mankind who were also "made in the likeness of God".