"We do not support the killing of any animals but we consider the slaughter of the seals in Newfoundland to be humane."
Trevor Scott, Executive Director of International Society for the Protection of Animals (ISPA)
The ISPA is now World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). This statement was made when there were less regulations and less enforcement personnel.
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Welfare vs. Rights - Know the Difference?
So what is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights? For those of you who think there isn't much difference, you will be shocked. A difference which anyone who contributes money to helping animals should definitely understand. Animal welfare is an ideal that has been around for over one hundred years. An ideal that decrees it is our responsibility as human beings to provide animals with the proper housing, nutrition, treatment, protection and humane euthanasia when necessary. For hunting and harvesting this would include responsible management to ensure conservation and humane harvesting techniques. Animal rights sprouted in the 1960's and believes that human beings are equal to all other animals. Basically, when you catch a mouse in a trap it's the same as crushing your child's skull.
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