|Aspects of animal rights||Description, comments and reference|
|Protection of animals||The protection of animals against abuse and neglect
; the definition of institutions that protect animals.
Please note: there is more that interferes with the well-being of animals than "abuse and neglect", f.e. "weariness" and deprivation of freedom.
|Philosophers about animal rights||Jeremy Bentham, Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Paul Cliteur, Albert Schweitzer, Paul Taylor, Goodpaster, Aldo Leopold, John Rodman, Johnson.|
|Health and Welfare Law for Animals
(in Dutch: "GWWD": Gezondheids en Welzijns Wet voor Dieren)
|The first paragraph of Article 36 of the Dutch "GWWD"
(Health and Welfare Law for Animals) of 1992 reads as
"Without a reasonable purpose or by exceeding what can be allowed in order to reach such a purpose, it is prohibited to cause pain or injury to an animal subsequently to be injurious to an animal's health or well-being."
|Basic right||Rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution.|
|Intrinsic value||Controversial and vague term that, after Tom Regan, is seen by some people as the basis for animal rights. Because the value of animals is considered intrinsic, it would not depend on human judgement. The intrinsic value or self-value is not dependent on the use the animal has for man.|
|Physical integrity||Inviolability of the body, violated f.e. by pulling teeth, clipping wings, cutting beaks, sterilization (spaying, neutering), applying ear marks, administration of internal chips.|
|Love||Elsevier's Philosophical and Psychological Encyclopaedia
(1975) describes "love" as follows:
Not definable in a strict sense, that is not te be
seized by an other concept because, to mankind, love
forms a fundamental, irreducible way of being and experiencing.
|Respect||Originally a Latin word, freely translated meaning "keeping a proper distance" and indicating a right balance between involvement with versus setting free others (man and animal).|
|Well-being||The experience of satisfaction with one's
situation in life.
Animals are not well capable of showing whether or not they are satisfied. People can do so with words, animals only have their behavior to show how they feel. It is difficult to establish the well-being of animals.
|Universal declaration on the well-being of animals||The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) states that the universal declaration on the well-being of animals serves as collective standard to be used by all peoples and nations for the purpose of striving with all appropriate means to maintain these principles and consequently by means of progressive measurements, both nationally as well as internationally, to ensure that they will be recognized and applied everywhere and with good result.|