Vote to Win Better Rights for Animals

Posted by Stephen Wells, ALDF's Executive Director on January 27, 2010 has launched their Ideas for Change in America 2010? competition, and your vote is needed to win better rights for animals!

In America, animals are still considered "property" according to the law – in most cases, no different than a table or chair. Through the Animal Bill of Rights, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is working to show Congress a groundswell of support for legislation that protects animals and recognizes that, like all sentient beings, animals are entitled to basic legal rights in our society.

Let Obama know that you support basic legal protections for animals by voting for the Animal Bill of Rights on today!

The top 10 most popular ideas will be announced at an event in Washington, D.C. in March and presented to relevant officials in the Obama Administration.

To vote, simply click on the "Vote Now!" box next to our idea "Provide Legal Protections for Animals Through the Animal Bill of Rights." Round 1 of voting ends February 18th, so please vote today.

If you are not already a member & signed in, you will be prompted to submit your name and email address. Please make sure to check your email’s inbox for a message from to confirm your address and then vote!

For those of you on Facebook and Twitter, after you’ve voted on, please spread the word about the Animal Bill of Rights by clicking on the Facebook and Twitter icons under "Share this idea!"

Thank you for supporting better rights for animals and voting today!

6 thoughts on “Vote to Win Better Rights for Animals

  1. Kelly Kramer says:

    Who are we to deny rights or inflict harm on animals? We ourselves are animals, and the very reason we’ve evolved to a level of logic and compassion obligates us to protect those who do not speak a language humans understand.

  2. Iris Davidson says:

    Very very strong laws must be enacted to protect all animals from abuse. The animals have no voice of their own, therefore they MUST be protected. Glynn Johnson, Former L.A. County assistant fire chief beat his neighbors puppy so badly he had to be euthanized. How can this man ever hold any position in life. An eye for an eye!!

  3. Bridget Bott says:

    Kelly, you state it perfectly! At some point, we began to think (as humans) we were entitled…that we were superior, and thus we have erred greatly. We look upon animals through our ‘human looking glass’ and view them somehow as incomplete, as having taken forms below us because they do not speak our language, do not look like us. The fact that we walk on two legs and have a higher intelligence level does not make us more entitled to the basic necessities of life. What it does make us is more responsible….for an animal is not measured by man and they are no less complete than you or I.

  4. Sylvia says:

    animals have “a voice.” unique to each species

  5. Amen to all of the above! In this day and age, it is inexcusable that animals are still considered only property.

  6. Jeanne Gray says:

    It has always seemed completely inane to me that animals are considered mere property. Let us do the moral thing here and right this horrific wrong.

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