The Work of the Animal Protection Organization
There are now so many animal protection organizations that have been there for many years. Such organization is also known to be the largest as well as the most effective organization in the US when it comes to providing effective animal protection. This organization is functioning to provide hands-on care as well as services to over a hundred thousand animals every year and they are also professionalizing their field by education and also training for the local organizations. They are the leading animal advocacy organization and they seek that humane world for people and also for animals. They are expecting for changes to take place not only in the US but in other countries too and they would like to combat the cruelties in animals such as animal fighting, puppy mills, seal slaughter and various others.
Animal protection organizations are very much concerned of animal welfare. This pertains to the well-being of the animals. The standards of this would vary between various contexts. These standards are reviewed often and they are being debated, revised and created by so many animal welfare groups, academics and legislators in so many parts of the world.
You should know that the animal welfare science employs various measures like longevity, disease, physiology, immunosuppression and reproduction but there is also a debate on which of these indicators provide the best information.
Also, the concern for the animal welfare is also often based on the idea that the non-human animals have feelings and the consideration must be given to their suffering or well-being, particularly if they are under the care of the humans. The concerns may also include how animals are being butchered for food and how they are being used in various research as well as how they are being kept in circuses, zoos, farms and many more.
The animal welfare was so much concerned of some of the ancient civilizations but start to take a bigger place in the Western public policy in the nineteenth century in Great Britain. It was in the 21st century that a big focus of interest in ethics as well as science was made available and the animal welfare organizations also came up.
In offering good animal welfare, this is defined as a list of positive conditions that should be provided to the animals. There are five freedoms to remember in the approach and this includes the freedom from thirst and hunger and this means that you have to provide a ready access to fresh water as well as diet. There should be freedom from discomfort too which is providing the right environment that includes shelter and also a comfortable resting place. There should also be freedom from disease, injury and pain and this is achieved through preventing injuries, diseases and also the fast diagnosis and treatment. The animals must be allowed to show the most normal behavior and they should be free from distress and fear.
Source: The Humane Society