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Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights: Do You Know the Difference?

I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and a huge animal lover; and I support zoological institutions for their contribution to conservation and research, assistance with species preservation, and public education.  I also support Animal Welfare, not Animal Rights; although the two sound relatively similar.  You may think, well of course I would want to support Animal Rights; the word “rights” just sounds so legit.  But, do you truly know the difference?   What is Animal Welfare? Let’s start with Animal Welfare. “Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well nourished, safe, able to…

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