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Animals R Friends St. Maarten is non-profit organization whose mission is to make sure the Sint Maarten community becomes more involved in the well being of the SXM fauna through legalization, education, and by increasing awareness that Animals are friends and not property.
"The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - M. GANDHI"
|Animal fighting is a form of animal cruelty that is outlawed in any civilized country and is illegal under the existing penal code for Sint Maarten.The Government of Sint Maarten recently voted unanimously to introduce a new penal code in which organized animal fights including, but not limited to, cock fights will be decriminalized.It is claimed that Cock fighting is traditional in the region and that this is sufficient justification to include a provision within the legal framework for organized animal fights.This is what this law would allow:
Cockfighters hack off the roosters' wattles and combs (the flesh at the top of their heads and under their beaks) before a fight in order to prevent other roosters from doing the mutilating themselves. More»
|If you’re like me, you haven’t watched a factory farming video in years.
They rip out your guts and serve them to you cold.
It’s a constant battle in the animal rights world.
How do you show people the atrocities happening in factory farms each day, but also make it so they can get through the entire video without reaching for a noose?
Animals Australia has nailed it with their inspiring, devastating and hopeful video featuring animals singing in a factory farm. I know. That sounds strange. But it works.