“Animal Lives Matter”
The Animal Rights Party is all about being an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. This party if for people who truly believe that animals should be treated with the same respects as human beings.
- Create laws to prohibit chemical, medical, and cosmetic testing
- Prohibit the sale of any cosmetic tested on animals
- Provide more funding for alternatives
Each year over 100 million animals ranging from dogs to mice are killed for chemical, drug, food, and cosmetic testing (PETA). Although using animals for chemical and drug research seems like good alternative to live humans it really is not. Testing done on animals is almost always invalid when it comes to comparing it to humans. Drugs have previously been testing on animals and been withheld from the population because of a bad reaction to animals such as penicillin which was kept off the shelves for years because of a bad reaction in rabbits. As well as drugs such as the HIV drug that later caused issues with humans but had no issues when it was tested on gorillas.
- End Unnecessary euthanasia
- Ban inhumane ways to perform euthanasia
- End stereotyping that causes euthanasia
- Regulate the number of animals that are not spayed or neutered to cut down on “unwanted” animals
Approximately 6 to 8 million animals are handled by animal shelters in the U.S. each year. Even though some are reclaimed or adopted, nearly 4 million unwanted dogs and cats are left with nowhere to go. Animal shelters cannot humanely house and support all these animals until their natural deaths. Unfortunately, some animals will be killed by municipal officials using unacceptable and cruel methods, such as gunshot, gas chamber, electrocution, and cruel decompression chamber. Until dog and cat overpopulation is brought under control through spaying and neutering, we must prevent the suffering of unwanted animals in the most responsible and humane way possible.
- Pay more attention to the abuse that is already happening
- Enforce the laws that already exist
- Create stricter punishments for those who cause the harm
- End animal abuse in the circus
All 50 states currently have animal abuse laws and fines but these do not give animals rights. Most animal abuse crimes are charged as misdemeanors and on a first offense can only be charged up to $1000 with up to 1 year in prison. These fines are used for what is considered “simple cruelty” to animals, not the truly “harsh” acts. Any act that is intentional and maliciously torturing or caused injury to a animal may also be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony but with up to a $5000 fine and/or up to 5 years in prison.
- Ban all puppy mills
- Help create responsible breeders so no animals are harmed
- Create healthier, safer, and more comfortable conditions for animals
According the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) a puppy mill is a large scale commercial dog breeding facility where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. In puppy mills dogs are kept under inhumane circumstances that if many were made aware they would no longer purchase from. Many people do not know that in these mills dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring which causes painful injuries to legs and paws, usually packed to the max. Female dogs are bred as often as possible typically without any recovery time in between each litter. Once the female dogs are no longer capable of reproducing they are then killed off. Animals in these mills may never see indoors or may never see the outdoors. They will most likely never receive adequate veterinary care if they receive any at all.