Animals and the Animal Welfare Act
Should all animals be protected by the Animal Welfare Act?
Most of the animal that are being tested on are not protected by the animal welfare act and if something bad happens to the animal then suing the experimentors wouldnt help because the animal isn't protected by the animal welfare act.
Exotic Animal Trading.
There are people that illegally breed and trade exotic animals for "low" prices in an environment that is "vibrant". If something bad happens to the "pet" you can't do much because they are not covered by the AWA.
Animal that are not protected by the AWA.
Donkeys aren't the only animals that have been excluded from the animal welfare act; Mice, rats, birds and fish are also excluded.
I don't see why they have been excluded. They are still animal and they probably still have families to be taking care of as well.
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