• abril 20th, 2014

Universal Declaration of Animals Rights

  • Article 1
    All animals have equal rights to exist within the context of biological equilibrium. This equality of rights does not overshadow the diversity of species and of individuals.
  • Article 2
    All animal life has the right to be respected.
  • Article 3
    1°- Animals must not be subjected to bad treatments or to cruel acts.
    2°- If it is necessary to kill an animal, it must be instantaneous, painless and cause no apprehension.
    3°- A dead animal must be treated with decency.
  • Article 4
    1°- Wild animals have the right to live and to reproduce in freedom in their own natural environment. 2°- The prolonged deprivation of the freedom of wild animals, hunting and fishing practised as a pastime, as well as any use of wild animals for reasons that are not vital, are contrary to this fundamental right.
  • Article 5
    1°- Any animal which is dependent on man has the right to proper sustenance and care.
    2°- It must under no circumstances be abandoned or killed unjustifiably.
    3°- All forms of breeding and uses of the animal must respect the physiology and behaviour specific to the species.
    4°- Exhibitions, shows and films involving animals must also respect their dignity and must not include any violence whatsoever.
  • Article 6
    1°- Experiments on animals entailing physical or psychological suffering violate the rights of animals.
    2°-Replacement methods must be developed and systematically implemented.
  • Article 7
    Any act unnecessary involving the death of an animal, and any decision leading to such an act, constitute a crime against life.
  • Article 8
    1°- Any act compromising the survival of a wild species and any decision leading to such an act are tantamount to genocide, that is to say, a crime against the species.
    2°- The massacre of wild animals, and the pollution and destruction of biotopes are acts of genocide.
  • Article 9
    1°- The specific legal status of animals and their rights must be recognised by law. 2°- The protection and safety of animals must be represented at the level of Governmental organizations.
  • Article 10
    Educational and schooling authorities must ensure that citizens learn from childhood to observe, understand and respect animals.