1. Supports raising and using animals humanely and responsibly
for food, fiber, labor, and medical research.
Manages animal populations by
hunting; keeping animals in zoos and
other educational venues.
Requires humane treatment and responsible use of animals on farms,
ranches, circuses, rodeos, homes, kennels, catteries, laboratories,
and wherever else animals are maintained.
Endorses a scientific approach to commercial use and management
of wild animal populations and a quick death when death is inevitable.
Celebrates human/animal interactions and works to improve animal
Enjoys animal sports and animals in movies, circuses, and on stage.
Rejoices in the bond between humans and dogs as owner and pet.
The agenda is taken from The Politics of Animal Liberation
written by Kim Barlett, Editor of the Animals' Agenda, Nov. 1987
but a minimally
modified version was part of the Green Party
Platform for 2000
Abolish by law animal research.
Outlaw the use of animals for cosmetic and product testing, classroom
demonstrations and weapons development.
Make vegetarian meals available at all public institutions, including
Eliminate all animal agriculture.
End herbicides, pesticides, and other
agricultural chemicals. Outlaw predator control.
Transfer enforcement of animal welfare
legislation away from the Dept. of Agriculture.
Eliminate fur ranching and end the use of furs.
Prohibit hunting, trapping and fishing.
End the international trade in wildlife goods.
Stop any further breeding of companion animals, including purebred
dogs and cats.
Spaying and neutering should be subsidized by state and municipal
governments. Commerce in domestic and exotic animals for the pet
should be abolished.
End the use of animals in entertainment.