Animal welfare and rights may sound like similar concepts but in fact are quite different:
- Animal welfare means that animals are well cared for and have access to clean water, nutritious food, shelter and veterinary care, to name a few. Generally, animal welfare implies that the farmer, or animal owner, must ensure that animals are taken care of responsibly and in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge and best practices.
- Animal rights means that animals have rights, similar to the rights conferred to human beings. From that perspective, animals are considered as completely independent and we, as humans, do not have the right to use them in any way.
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