~~May 31, 2014~~
The Declaration Of Animal Rights
The Declaration of Animal Rights was drafted in May 2011 for “Our Planet. Theirs Too.” by Aylam Orian and Zelda Penzel.
It was copied onto a 30 foot long scroll of paper, and publicly unveiled and signed in New York City, at the 1st US National Animal Rights Day, on June 3rd, 2011. Since then, The Declaration has been traveling around the world and gathering people’s signatures and personal notes. It is currently 70 feet long!
Once it contains more than 50,000 signatures (approximately 300 feet long), it will be delivered to the White House, the UN, and other world leaders, in order to show them what we, the people, think of animals and their rights!
This will be done until the day when The Declaration of Animal Rights is recognized all over the world, and the rights contained therein are protected by global law!
THE DECLARATION OF ANIMAL RIGHTS
SINCE THE DAWN OF HUMANITY, there remains a group so persistently abused and marginalized, that their suffering is ingrained in our everyday lives. If animals could talk, their chorus of cries would drown out every other sound in the world. We are all animals. We are all living, breathing beings who share the same Earth. We all feel pain and suffer when we are hurt or deprived of our lives, our families, our freedom. We all have the right to experience kindness, compassion and dignity. We believe in the kinship of all beings, and the possibility for us to coexist in peace and harmony on planet Earth.
CONSIDERING that all living beings on planet Earth came originally from the same source, and follow the same evolutional principles;
CONSIDERING that all living beings on planet Earth inhabit the same lands, seas and air, and therefore share them and their resources to live within, and to live off of, comprising one ecological system;
CONSIDERING that all living beings possess the same basic needs: to survive, to seek happiness and pleasure and avoid pain, to live comfortably, to procreate, create families and other social structures;
CONSIDERING that all living beings, as known to humankind, are sentient beings, and therefore can feel pain, pleasure, sensations, feelings and emotions;
CONSIDERING that the human species is only one of millions of animal species, and comprises a minute minority in number, compared to the billions of animals living on this planet;
WE HEREBY PROCLAIM THAT:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all beings are created equal, and have a right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of their Happiness.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, this Declaration is hereby signed today, Sunday, June 5th 2011, The First National Animal Rights Day, in the City of New York, The United States of America.
~~The Universal Declaration Of Animal Rights~~
~~Published on Jan 4, 2014~~