So many people justify cruelty towards nonhuman animals with the argument that animals are considered property in law. In other words, they are simply products to be used, abused and traded. This is certainly the view of those involved with fur production.
The New Zealand Government, this year (2015), has formally recognised animals as sentient beings through its Animal Welfare Amendment Bill.
“To say that animals are sentient is to state explicitly that they can experience both positive and negative emotions, including pain, distress and other forms of suffering”.
Although this is a step forward for animal rights, when will the rest of the world come to its senses?
Dedicated to all nonhuman animals who live and die in captivity for human greed!