Repeal "Preventing Animal Abuse"

n: WA General Assembly Resolution #372: Preventing Animal Abuse (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Significant) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Applauding the World Assembly’s stance on the paternalising and ethnocentric treatment of animals,

Bemoaning the inherent problems and uncaught exceptions of overarching legislation, believing the provisions set forth are too broad and in the end, self-destructive of animal and sapient rights, and

Observing it is impossible to amend resolutions to patch problems and therefore convinced that the only way to resolve issues is by repealing the target resolution and replacing it with a new resolution,

This august World Assembly hereby:

  1. Protests against the implicit moral supremacy in the resolution, imposing an ethnocentric ‘morality’ upon all nations from the feelings of a subset of World Assembly members and thereby committing a blow against cultural diversity in preventing cultures from exercising their independently formulated religious rights and societal traditions;

  2. Recognises that clauses 1 and 3 prevent member nations from taking action to avert ecosystem collapse and preserve the natural environment by intervening against invasive predator species;

  3. Notes that this resolution, with its overly-broad definition of animal, makes it illegal for people to exterminate ants, mosquitoes, and other annoying insects while also requiring member nations to pass laws that make such actions illegal;

  4. Observes that:

a. clause 4 ‘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’, which thereby prohibits all forms of medical testing, and that

b. to ensure that drugs are safe and effective to consume, animal testing is required to reduce lethal risks when conducting clinical trials for new pharmaceutical compounds as required by 82 GA ‘Universal Clinical Trials Act’;

  1. Believes the safety of pharmaceutical products and the speedy development of new drugs is increasingly important in an age of antibiotic resistance and globally spreading diseases; and therefore considers 372 GA harmful towards the development of new treatments for a wide array of currently-incurable diseases;

  2. Repeals 372 GA ‘Preventing Animal Abuse’.

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This resolution is now up for vote.

Bai Lung will vote FOR.

Repeal “Preventing Animal Abuse” was passed 11,285 votes to 2,720.