Animal welfare

A robin redbreast in a cage, puts all heaven in a rage.

William Blake

 

Human beings are animals themselves – a fact we are often apt to forget. We share this planet with billions of other creatures, and we rely heavily on other animal species for food, clothing and scientific research. We enjoy the companionship of pets and watch nature documentaries. Yet in many ways our treatment of animals is cruel and inhumane.

See also Agriculture.