30 May '15, 11pm

More Americans Think Animals Should Have Same Rights as People

This month brought great news to animals. In a Gallup poll that was published May 15, 32 percent of Americans said they believe animals should be given the same rights as people. What’s most important to note, though, is this number has grown since 2008, when only 25 percent of Americans believed animals should have the same rights as humans. In the poll, Americans were given three statements: “Animals deserve the exact same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation.” “Animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation, but it is still appropriate to use them for the benefit of humans.” “Animals don’t need much protection from harm and exploitation because they are just animals.” At 63 percent, the majority polled believe animals deserve some protection from harm and exploitation. A meager three percent polled say animals don’t need much protection fro...

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