With the evolution of the legal system, its direction towards stricter and more precise laws has incorporated animals into its protection. A comparison between now and a century ago is remarkable. Society has brought it upon itself to protect not only companion animals such as pets and working animals, but wildlife, animals used for entertainment, and animals raised for food and research. Animal law issues includes broad concepts and analytic approaches, it consists of philosophical morals to the pragmatic dilemma of the rights of those who use animals, who is eligible to sue in the case that an animal is harmed in a manner that breaks the law, and what exactly declares as legal cruelty. The complexity of animal law effects several areas of law such as tort, contract, criminal and constitutional. Animal rights and legislation has been constructed in order to support the idea of Animal Liberation. Animal Liberation is the idealistic goal for humans to achieve for all animals, the lifelong commitment that the basic interests for animals of animals should be afforded the same kind of consideration as the similar interests of human beings.
[...] Animals are in such a distraught and panicked state that it is a very difficult task to shoot it in the head swiftly and correctly. The person designated to shooting the captive bolt gun can often miss the correct area on the cows' skull. An animal who is shot in the head incorrectly and that does not die instantly would be under extreme pain obviously. Human error and inaccuracy is a factor in cruelty at slaughter houses. Slaughterhouses also work at an extremely fast pace, so that they can move more cattle through the facility, therefore come out with more product at the end of the day, which results in more profit. [...]
[...] Canadian government enforces several animal welfare laws, especially compared to less developed countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and so on. Our government strives to protect animals from feeling physical harm, but makes no effort to stop animals from being taken advantage of. Like all governments, animals are seen as a commodity and potential product, this perspective hinders the monitoring and persecution of criminals who have offended animals physically. There are several gaps and grey areas where our Canadian government fails to ensure the well being of animals. The Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party was the first government to include animal protection in its law. [...]
[...] During the course, the drivers will learn how to examine animal behavior, and be able to detect health and social problems occurring in the animals they are transporting. Many of the live stock drivers today do not know when an animal is under distress, in danger, or being mistreated. After they take this course, they will be more educated in the subject, and be able to safely and humanely load and unload animals. The transportation of sick and injured animals is very difficult; therefore this new law will benefit animal welfare. [...]
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