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The non-human rights movement is exciting, but we must tread carefully

gorilla sits alone in a zoo, Image © Jose Chomali on Unsplash
23
Oct

The non-human rights movement is exciting, but we must tread carefully

As the non-human rights movement continues to gain momentum, what could it actually mean for the thousands of wild animals suffering in captivity? Used effectively, could this movement, which seeks to establish certain rights for some non-human animals, promote efforts to improve wild animal welfare within captivity? Or, conversely, through its revolutionary and potentially contentious political nature, could it threaten what is already a complex and multi-faceted issue?

Read the blog here, from Wild Welfare’s Project Director Georgina Allen, who contributes to World Animal Protection’s Global Animal Welfare Network.