Animal rights

Animals are living creatures, not gadgets, toys or accessories and no products or means to entertain people. Animals deserve proper protection. This starts with the recognition of their rights and respect for their own nature and needs. It defines the limits of the purposes for which animals may be used.

We want to move away from the automatic assumption that animals can be used for just any purpose. Entertainment, sports, advertising purposes and fashion are not good reasons to use, harm or kill animals.

The welfare of animals is in peril due to the manner in which they are bred, traded, held and slaughtered. Any abuse or neglect of animals by humans calls for immediate and strong action.


Thousands protest in Turkey against plans to kill stray dogs

Thousands of people in Turkish cities have been protesting against the government's plans to kill stray dogs. There are around four million stray dogs living in the country, comprising a risk of zoonotic infections, as well as health and welfare risks for the dogs themselves. Killing, however, is inhumane and ineffective. Our sister organisation HAKİM (Animal Rights Watch Committee) calls ...