There are thousands of animals in the world categorized into countless species, and everyone, absolutely everyone, has the right to be treated with respect, because they are living beings and they know how to feel the same as human beings.
All animals are born equal to us before life and that is why they have the same right to live, to have great freedom, to satisfy their basic and instinctive needs and to be respected within their habitat. All these rights were enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Animal Rights, adopted by the UN.
Animal rights explained to children
The aim of children to learn to catalog animal rights will mean recognizing one of the fundamental values in this life. Therefore they must learn to observe, understand their way of life, respect and love.
Today there are still serious crimes that violate the existence and right to life of animals and this has led to an example for the new generations and the extinction of some of the species. In order to learn about the best rights, we have the following articles explained for the little ones:
- Article 1: All animals are born the same and have the same rights to exist.
- Article 2: Human beings are also a kind of animal, but we do not have to believe that we are superior and thereby abuse and violate the rights of other animals. Our greatness as a species has the obligation to serve, care and protect them.
- Article 3: Animals do not have to have violent deaths. If necessary, his death must be quick, painless and without anguish.
- Article 4: Every animal species has the right to live freely, in its airspace, aquatic or terrestrial space. As well as to feed and reproduce without removing that right, even for educational purposes.
- Article 5: Every animal must live in total freedom, grow and develop at its own pace with all the species around it. Any change in their pace of development, on the part of man, is to violate his rights.
- Article 6: If you have an animal as a companion, the duration of their life must be respected as it is part of something natural. If the animal is abandoned it would be a cruel and degrading act.
- Article 7: Any animal has the right to live naturally. Without forcing him to any type of very forced labor and having a proper diet next to his rest hours.
- Article 8: Animals should not be used for medical, scientific or commercial experiments where it can be observed that the animal has physical or psychological suffering.
- Article 9: If animals are raised for human consumption, they must be cared for, properly fed and transported. If they have to be sacrificed, it will be done without suffering pain or anxiety.
- Article 10: Animals must not be exploited for any kind of spectacle, as they are incompatible with their dignity.
- Article 11: To kill an animal without need, is to create biocide, that is, it would provoke a crime against the life of that living being.
- Article 12: To cause the death of a large number of wild animals is to create genocide, that is, a crime against the species.
- Article 13: Scenes of animal violence must be avoided and should not be viewed both in cinema and television. It could only be classified as correct if its purpose is to show violations of animal rights.
- Article 14: Animal rights must be defended by law in the same way as human rights.
It is very important to know each of these rights and make them known, so that children from an early age, learn from something so fundamental. Many years ago it was believed that animals had no consciousness, no sensitivity and therefore were unable to feel emotions.
But this idea has changed a few years ago and already in 2009 the European Union created the Treaty on Functioningto recognize all these qualities and to make known that they are sensitive beings. From here on, Europe has already forced Member States to create much more animal protection and welfare.