How to Do Animal Rights - And Win the War on Animals

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How to Do Animal Rights -
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Chapter 1
Introduction to Doing Animal Rights

1. The Broad Setting

2. Mass Extinction

3. The Animal Holocaust

How to Do Animal Rights - & Win the War on Animals

Chapter 2
Know Your Animal Ethics & Animal Rights

1. Animal Ethics
Importance of Animal Ethics
Now a Biff From History
How to Proceed?
Ethical Theories
Ethical Theories Compared
Choosing an Ethical Theory
Do Philosophical Ideas Work?

2. Animal Rights
What are Animal Rights?
Background to Animal Rights
Major Dates for Rights
Animal Rights Theory
Fundamental Animal Ethical Positions
Variations on Animal Rights
Are Rights a Cure-all?
Universal Declaration on Animals
Arguments For & Against Animal Rights

3. Comparing Animal Philosophies
Animal Ethics vs Animal Rights
Animal Rights vs Animal Welfare
Animal Rights vs Conservation
Deep Ecology

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Chapter 3
Campaigning Methods for Animal Rights

1. Introduction

2. Campaigning
Where to Begin?
Keeping Going
Ten Essential Campaigning Tips
More Tips

3. Civil Disobedience
What Is Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience & Animal Rights
Arguments For & Against Civil Disobedience

4. Direct Action
What is Direct Action?
Examples of Animal Rights Direct Action
Individual vs Mass Direct Action
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
The Battle of Brightlingsea
Inset: Background to Brightlingsea
Comparing Direct Actions
Direct Action vs Civil Disobedience
Efficacy of Direct Action

5. Action Planning
What is an Action Plan?
Why an Action Plan?
Who Should Produce the Action Plan?
Before You Begin
Distinguish Operations From Administrations
Creating Your Action Plan
You Should Be Smart
You Should Also SWOT
Make It Happen
Review It
A Simple Action Plan Template

6. Lobbying
Who Can Lobby?
What & Whom to Lobby
Start Lobbying
How to Lobby
Lobbying Techniques

7. Picketing
What is Picketing?
AR Picketing is Like Industrial Picketing
How to Picket

8. Starting a Group
What to Do?
Name & Logo
Finding Members
A Constitution?
The Group Committee
Group Success Or Failure

9. Publicity

10. Leafleting
Posters & Placards
Other Media

11.News Media
Media Tips
A Feature Article?
The Letters Page
News Release
The Radio
Radio Tips

12. Internet
The Web
Create Your Own Web Site
Designing Your Web Site
Capturing Viewers
Discussion Boards

How to Do Animal Rights - & Win the War on Animals

Chapter 4
Activities for Animal Rights

 1. Undercover Investigator

 2. Video Activist

 3. Animal Friendly Traveller

 4. Preacher

 5. Animal Rescuer

 6. Investigative Reporter

 7. Media Watcher

 8. Philosopher

 9. Flyer

10. Personal Activist

11. Animal Lawyer

12. Politician

13. Prisoner Supporter

14. Public & School Speaker

15. Aerial Snooper

16. Scientific Investigator

17. Solo Information Worker

18. Street Theatre Actor

19. Teacher

20. Voluntary Worker Abroad

How to Do Animal Rights - & Win the War on Animals

Chapter 5
The Law & Animal Rights

1. Terrorism
Terrorism Defined
Animal Extremism & Terrorism
Does AR Extremism Work in Practice?

2. Violence or Nonviolence?
Can We Justify Violence?
Kinds of Violence
Views For & Against Violence
Is Violence Efficacious?

3. The Law - US & Britain
United States
FBI vs Extremists
Extremist Tactics
Establishment Fights Back

4. Police Arrest
In the Street & At Your Door
At the Police Station
Your Tactics
Know Your Rights
Remaining Silent
Your Lawyer
Suing the Police

How to Do Animal Rights - & Win the War on Animals

Chapter 6
Assorted Animal Rights Activists

1.  Steven Best

2.  John Lawrence

3.  Andrew Linzey

4.  Richard Martin

5.  The McLibel Two

6.  Ingrid Newkirk

7.  Jill Phipps

8.  Henry Salt

9.  Henry Spira

10. Peter Singer

11. Tom Regan

12. Richard D Ryder

How to Do Animal Rights - & Win the War on Animals

Chapter 7
Animal Numbers Raised & Killed

1.  Summary

2.  Chickens

3.  Pigs

4.  Beef Cattle

5.  Fish

6.  Meat Consumption

7.  Fur-bearers

8.  Experimental Animals

How to Do Animal Rights - & Win the War on Animals

Chapter 8.  Extras!

1.  Mutilations of Farm Animals

2.  The Five Freedoms

3.  Painism

4.  The Forgotten Fur

5.  The Golden Rule

6.  Human Overpopulation

7.  Climate Change

8.  Think Like an Animal

Appendix 1
World Scientists' Warning to Humanity.

Appendix 2
Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare.

How to Do Animal Rights -
And Win the War on Animals

Appendix 2

Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare

From Chapter 2, Animal Rights

Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare


The Manila Conference on Animal Welfare recognizes:

That animal welfare is an issue worth consideration by governments.

That the promotion of animal welfare requires collective action and all stakeholders and affected parties must be involved.

That work on animal welfare is a continuous process


RECOGNIZING that animals are living, sentient beings and therefore deserve due consideration and respect;

RECOGNIZING that animal welfare includes animal health;

RECOGNIZING that humans share this planet with other species and other forms of life and that all forms of life co-exist within an interdependent ecosystem;

RECOGNIZING that, although there are significant social, economic, religious and cultural differences between human societies, each should care for and treat animals in a humane and sustainable manner;

AGREEING that the term nation includes peoples, civil society and the state;

ACKNOWLEDGING that many nations already have a system of legal protection for animals, both domestic and wild;

SEEKING to ensure the continued effectiveness of these systems and the development of better and more comprehensive animal welfare provisions;

ACKNOWLEDGING that the humane use of animals can have major benefits for humans;

AWARE that the "five freedoms (freedom from hunger, thirst and malnutrition; freedom from fear and distress; freedom from physical and thermal discomfort; freedom from pain, injury and disease; and freedom to express normal patterns of behaviour) " and the "three Rs (reduction in numbers of animals, refinement of experimental methods and replacement of animals with nonanimal techniques)" provide valuable guidance for the use of animals;

RECOGNIZING that the provisions contained in this declaration do not affect the rights of any nation;


1. The welfare of animals shall be a common objective for all nations;

2. The standards of animal welfare attained by each nation shall be promoted, recognized and observed by improved measures, nationally and internationally, respecting social and economic considerations and religious and cultural traditions;

3. All appropriate steps shall be taken by nations to prevent cruelty to animals and to reduce their suffering;

4. Appropriate standards on the welfare of animals be further developed and elaborated such as, but not limited to, those governing the use and management of farm animals, companion animals, animals in scientific research, draught animals, wildlife animals and animals in recreation.

How to Do Animal Rights -
And Win the War on Animals.
First published on the Web: April 2008.
© Roger (Ben) Panaman, April 2008. All rights reserved.