End Blood Sports

Aware that, with the loss of GA#498 “Ban on Forced Blood Sports,” the World Assembly is once more at a loss on how to address the scourge of blood sports involving animals, and

Convinced that a renewed approach to blood sports will help reinforce its reputation as a truly international guardian of animal welfare…

The General Assembly hereby:

defines "blood sports" as any competitive activity not regulated by prior and standing WA law which aims towards the infliction of severe injury or death upon at least one of the sapients or non-sapients taking part,

forbids blood sports, except where all those taking part are sapients who have given their free and informed consent to taking part,

requires that no sapient be held in captivity without their consent for the purpose of any blood sport, regardless of when such captivity commenced,

demands that no person transport, sell, or purchase any sapient or non-sapient to, in or from a member state, where such action is aimed at making it participate in those blood sports in any circumstances where Article b forbids them from taking place, and

further requires that all non-sapients who are held in captivity for blood sport purposes be:

    kept in conditions where their basic needs are fulfilled before any of Articles e(ii-iv) are triggered, and either

    released as soon as possible in a manner that allows for them to live in their natural environment independently and without destroying it,

    released as soon as possible into an enclosed environment (such as a zoo) where they will be treated with the appropriate dignity, but only if following Article e(ii) is impossible within their lifetime, or

    euthanised with minimal possible force, but only as a last resort if following Articles e(ii) or e(iii) is impossible within their lifetime.

More info here: NationStates • View topic - [AT VOTE] [GA#498 SUB!] End Blood Sports

This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote AGAINST.

The General Assembly resolution End Blood Sports was passed 6,895 votes to 6,103, and implemented in all WA member nations.