Repeal "Preventing Animal Abuse"

Affirming the object and purpose of GAR #372, “Preventing Animal Abuse”, which is to criminalize animal cruelty,

Strongly condemning in particular the morally depraved practice of torturing or cruelly killing animals for sadistic pleasure or entertainment,

Acknowledging, however, that the welfare of persons must take precedence over the welfare of animals,

Recalling the historic importance of animal testing in medical breakthroughs that have saved countless lives,

Emphasizing that there are presently no feasible alternatives to animal testing in many World Assembly member states,

Noting that clause 4 of the target resolution requires “any person who keeps an animal to provide that animal with reasonable and appropriate care necessary to promote the health of the animal and avoid suffering and disease”,

Concerned that this clause effectively prohibits animal testing when such testing requires the deliberate infection of animals with diseases in order to test medical treatments,

Believing for the aforementioned reasons that this practice is morally legitimate and should not be prohibited by the World Assembly,

Hoping that replacement legislation on animal cruelty will soon be passed,

The General Assembly,

Repeals GAR #372, “Preventing Animal Abuse”.

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote FOR.

“Repeal “Preventing Animal Abuse”” was defeated 10,858 votes to 5,645.