Animals also have rights.
have rights too, which entitles them to good husbandry
and veterinary care. This includes healthy diets,
appropriate veterinary care, such as annual
vaccinations, deworming, regular health checks and
immediate care in the event of pain or injury. Included
also is proper accommodation and protection from weather
conditions such as extreme heat, cold and thunderstorms.
Every effort must be made to provide a correct diet,
with appropriate nutritive value, quantity, quality and
variety, appropriate to the species age, size,
physiological, reproductive and health status. Fresh,
clean drinking water should be available at all times.
Veterinary or other specialist advice in all aspects of
nutrition should be obtained and followed.
owner must be able to ensure proper welfare which
includes: the good physical condition of an animal,
normal level of development, growth, prevention of
reproduction, and life expectancy. Curative and
preventive veterinary medicine should be provided.
The animal must have a safe haven or retreat in
which to rest and feel secure. Appropriate shelter must
be provided, which is spacious, comfortable and
accessible. The animal must experience the following
internationally recognized 5 freedoms of animals:
freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from pain,
injury or disease, freedom from discomfort, freedom from
fear and distress and freedom to express normal
When we decide to have pets we must be
willing to enhance their well being, in this way they
will live long and comfortable lives and be the best