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January 24, 2020

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Debating Animal Rights
Last Featured: 8/22/2005

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Animal rights activists are changing their stripes. In addition to traditional protests, activists are seeking greater recognition for animal rights through court orders preventing mistreatment of animals. With financial help from game show host Bob Barker, some of the nation's most prestigious law schools have endowed efforts to encourage the development of animal rights. But groups who support using animals for scientific experiments are joining the dogfight using public relations campaigns, proposed legislation and legal defense efforts.

Paul Waldau is director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is also vice president of the Great Ape Project, principal director of the Great Ape Legal Project, and chair of the Chimpanzee Collaboratory’s International Committee. Waldau is also founder and co-chair of the Animals and Religion Consultation at the American Academy of Religion, and founder and president of the Religion and Animals Institute.

David Martosko is director of research at the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF). Martosko has spoken and published widely on the politics of animal rights, mad cow disease and genetically modified food. Martosko was awarded a 2002 “Pollie” award from the National Association of Political Consultants for his website ActivistCash.com. Prior to joining CCF, Martosko was a broadcast producer for ABC Radio.

Closing Quote
"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals."

— George Orwell

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