Animal Rights

So what is animal rights?

It isn’t the scary monster that most people think of.

So how did I come to embrace animal rights? Let me tell you little story.

In my long journey from growing up on a predominately beef farm (we also raised rabbits, pigs, and dairy goats along with my great uncles sheep farm across the road) I grew up with an indoctrination to how animals ranked in the hierarchy of the cycle of life. I also hunted so I would include this into the mix.

Animal rights, to me, is quite simply respecting animals as the sentient beings that they are. This means that they are on this Earth for their own reasons, not ours. That they have their own self interests just as humans do and in so much as they do they should be respected for that and left alone…. Read More