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How do Dutch people think about animal rights?

Survey: Animal Rights

Results of survey published by AVRO (Dutch) television and Algemeen Dagblad (Dutch newspaper), April 1999. Only part of the results are presented here.

Is man superior to an animal?

  • yes - 49%
  • no - 35%
  • depends of animal - 4%
  • don't know - 5%

Do animals feel pain?

  • mammals yes - 99%
  • reptiles yes - 83%
  • fish yes - 84%
  • birds yes - 97%
  • insects yes - 59%

How often do you eat meat?

  • daily - 52%
  • 3 to 6 times a week - 35%
  • 1 or 2 times a week - 10%
  • 1 to 3 times week - 2%
  • otherwise - 1%

Do you think of the killing of animals?

  • always - 6%
  • often - 11%
  • sometimes - 40%
  • never - 42%
  • don't know - 1%

Do animals have emotions?

  • mammals yes - 90%
  • reptiles yes - 53%
  • fish yes - 48%
  • birds yes - 80%
  • insects yes - 25%

Is it allowed to kill an animal?

  • dog yes - 15%
  • marmot yes - 17%
  • mouse yes - 45%
  • spider yes - 48%
  • rat yes - 48%
  • fly yes - 65%

Would you like to know more about the living conditions of farm animals?

  • yes - 72%
  • no - 23%
  • only with some meat - 1%
  • don't know - 4%

Are you prepared to pay more for meat?

  • certainly - 64%
  • probably yes - 18%
  • probably not - 9%
  • certainly not - 5%
  • don't know - 4%

Is it allowed to kill an animal …

… for consumption:
  • fish yes - 98%
  • pig yes - 88%
  • cow yes - 89%
  • deer yes - 40%

… for sport:

  • fish yes - 9%
  • deer yes - 14%

… for experiments:

  • pig yes - 26%
  • cow yes - 24%

Are you prepared to eat less meat?

  • certainly - 45%
  • probably - 26%
  • probably not - 17%
  • certainly not - 10%
  • don't know - 2%

Is it acceptable that animals are specially breed for consumption

  • fully acceptable - 14%
  • acceptable - 65%
  • not acceptable - 16%
  • fully unacceptable - 3%
  • don't know - 2%

Should battery hen cages be banned?

  • yes - 68%
  • no - 25%
  • don't know - 7%

Is cutting of dog tails acceptable?

  • fully acceptable - 1%
  • acceptable - 16%
  • not acceptable - 30%
  • fully unacceptable - 61%

Would you report animal abuse?

  • certainly - 61%
  • probably yes - 26%
  • probably not - 7%
  • certainly not - 6%
  • don't know - 1%

How important are animals for the education of children?

  • very important - 45%
  • important - 40%
  • equally - 7%
  • not important - 6%
  • very unimportant - 1%
  • don't know - 2%

Is it allowed to inject animals with HIV for development of a medicine against AIDS?

  • fully acceptable - 18%
  • acceptable - 45%
  • not acceptable - 20%
  • fully unacceptable - 11%
  • don't know - 5%

Would you take a medicine that is tested and developed using animals or do you ask for an alternative medicine?

  • yes, I would take medicine tested on animals - 54%
  • no, I would ask for an alternative - 33%
  • if there is an alternative no - 3%
  • otherwise - 3%
  • don't know - 7%

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