Is dealing with animals ethically acceptable?


Deciding whether something is or is not ethical sound partly depends on personal assessment. Basing your opinion on a principle, as we do, makes it much easier to decide. Our principle is that freedom is most important for both humans and animals. The various ways of keeping (housing) animals, and the way people choose their food are brought together in the ethical scale depicted alongside. Here too one's own conscience plays an important role. It's still your own responsibility whether or not to eat meat or dairy products. When these are products from factory farming, they are not ethically acceptable.
battery cage chicken

Ethical barometer

Ethical scale Chickens Pigs Fish
Ethically unsound Laying battery Tied sow
Salmon breeding
Table type chick farm
Pleasure hunting Fishing (angling)
Personal judgment Hunting for the control of wildlife Offshore fishing
Free-range farm Aquarium
Ethically sound Vegetarianism

logoThis page describes one aspect of the influence that man has on the quality of life of an animal. We wish to promote the (in other countries as well) growing of awareness, that freedom is also important for an animal. An animal is not a thing, but a being that has the right to quality of a natural way of life. If you want to do something to help animals, click here for our suggestions.

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